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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Spring 2009

SOC 340D • Violence

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45720 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BUR 112
Villarreal

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of the different theories of interpersonal and group violence. Although the course will pay special attention to criminological theories of violent crime, we will also cover readings on feuding, ethnic and nationalist violence, political violence, and aggression in intimate relations among other subjects. Students are expected to have some prior exposure to sociology.

Grading Policy

The final grade for the course will be based on two midterm exams and a final exam, each worth one third of the final grade. Exams will be largely (probably entirely) based on essay questions where students will be asked to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the readings and an ability to integrate the course material. The final grade for the course will be based on two midterm exams and a final exam, each worth one third of the final grade.

Exams will be largely (probably entirely) based on essay questions where students will be asked to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the readings and an ability to integrate the course material.

Texts

A reading packet available from Abel's Copies, 715D West 23rd Street, 472-5353.

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