SOC 208 - Terrorism, Torture, and Violence
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In the twenty-first century, practices of violence in general, and terrorism and torture in particular occupy most media attention. Why have these phenomena risen to the forefront of public discussion and what can we as a society do about them? This course approaches the three contemporary phenomena of terrorism, torture and violence sociologically. It grounds each phenomenon in particular events, analyzing the emergence of the Islamic State for terrorism; the US Senate Torture Report for torture; and sexual assault in the US for violence

Course Requirements:

There will be three short examinations (each worth 30% of the total grade) at the end of the discussion of each phenomenon. Participation in class discussion will determine the remaining 10% of the course grade.

Intended Audience:

This course welcomes entirely online participation.

Class Format:

Instructor Mode: As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, most aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Learning Mode: The weekly lectures for this course will be recorded and made available asynchronously. All discussion sections for this course will require synchronous participation. Discussion Sections 005 and 006 will meet in-person/on campus on a weekly basis.

Course Teaching/Assessment: Written take-home exam (asynchronous assessment).

Schedule

SOC 208 - Terrorism, Torture, and Violence
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
29420
Open
1
 
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TBA
002 (DIS)
 Online
29421
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Remote Instruction
003 (DIS)
 Online
29422
Closed
0
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Remote Instruction
004 (DIS)
 Online
29423
Open
1
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Remote Instruction
005 (DIS)
 Online
29424
Closed
0
 
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W 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Note: In-Classroom Instruction
006 (DIS)
 Online
31013
Closed
0
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: In-Classroom Instruction

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