Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 308                                    
Course Title: The Sociology of Violence
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines the changes in the methods, patterns, and meanings of violence. Special attention is paid to individual and collective violence in the streets, in schools, at home, within the media, by the police, by terrorists, and by the military. The major theories explaining the causes of violence, and important research about attitudes toward violence and the use of force to bring about change are reviewed.

Prerequisite: ENG 102, SOC 101 and junior standing or above.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: