Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

SOC 328 Gender and Violence(RLA)

4 hours. An examination of gender and violence using a sociological lens.  We explore violence in multiple spheres including public and private, with a focus on gendered violence.  We investigate violence in the lives of women and girls in the United States, historically and today.  We study industrialization and war, and the violence inherent both. We examine everyday violence as it shapes and genders our individual lives and social worlds, in particular socio-historical contexts.  We also look at cultural notions about which groups are violent, and social realities of where violence actually happens in our relationships, homes and workplaces. Throughout the term, we focus on differences and similarities in experiences of violence across lines of class, race, sexuality and species.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

ENG 151 and any 200-level SOC or ANT