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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SOC 320
Title Violence and Children
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII
Prerequisites SOC201 or SOC220 or permission of the Department Chairperson


This course will explore macro and micro forms of abuse and violence as they pertain to children. Children have long been the recipients of a variety of forms of abuse and violence. This course will review the history of child abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional, verbal abuse. Contemporary forms of violence to be explored include domestic violence, social violence, bullying, gangs, terrorism, war, and the routine socialization of children for violence. Three lecture hours per week.