School of Social and Cultural Studies

SOSC-217 – Special Topic: Reflecting on Violence: Contexts, Ethics and Interventions

Points:20Prerequisites:as for SOSC 211
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Social & Cultural StudiesRestrictions:SPOL 217

This course familiarises students with social theories of violence and security in various contexts. We consider state violence, hate crimes, collective violence, torture, terrorism and interpersonal violence. We debate ethical and methodological problems of researching violence and social policies aimed at reducing violence. 100% internal assessment. This course may also be able to be taken towards a minor in SPOL.

Tuition Fees

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

Set Text

The set text for this course is a book of student notes which contains all the essential readings for the course. Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.

Trimester 2 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
11381 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Thu1310 - 1500Murphy [Kelburn]LT220Carol Harrington
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Thu1310 - 1500Murphy [Kelburn]LT220

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.