Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

SOCI 326: Conflict, Violence, and Peace

SOCI 326-001: Conflict, Violence, and Peace
(Spring 2017)

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 206

Section Information for Spring 2017

Violence is a major issue of our time, and fighting violence of all kinds is a priority task of a public sociology – from domestic violence and sexual assault to community and police violence and war. Violence, Peace and Conflict explores the idea that the social construction of violence can be replaced with the structuring of nonviolence; it emphasizes the sociology of violence, and of peace and conflict but will draw upon a variety of disciplines, to examine these crucial issues from a scholarly point of view relevant to burning issues.  The course will offer a variety of perspectives; it will be critical and anti-violent, but nonpartisan, and will encourage vigorous debate about the problems it raises. 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores the sociology of conflict, violence, and peace to examine these crucial issues from a scholarly viewpoint. Focuses on the causes and consequences of violence. Examines a wide variety of remedies from conventional deterrence and arms control strategies to alternative perspectives from nonviolent civil resistance to peacebuilding, international law, and restorative justice,Ê as well as conflict transformation and resolution strategies.

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