Law 792:  Children, Culture & Violence

This seminar will examine the impact of violence on children’s lives.  It will focus not only on children as direct victims of violence (such as child physical abuse) but also as consumers of violence (in the form of video games, rap and hip-hop music, movies and television) and perpetrators of violence.  It will explore issues in culture affecting the well-being of children, including handgun violence, bullying, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, the impact of media on children’s aggression, and risk factors for children becoming violent predators.

Prerequisites: None.  

Evaluation:  90% of the grade in this course will come from a three-hour final exam and 10% from class participation.

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