SOC211 - Crime Myths and Media (Diversity)

General

Prefix

SOC

Course Number

211

Course ID

00016953

Course Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

Lecture

Department(s)

Description

Social myths about crime and violence, compares myths to existing research, focusing on myths related to race, gender, age, and type of crime. Institutions that perpetuate myths, purpose, consequences and global reach of myths.

Cross Listed Courses

Prerequisites

No Requisites

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

Yes

MN Goal Designation(s)

05

Cultural Diversity

No

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Distinguish between a social myth and verified research.

Outcome

Identify the interests behind social myths and locate verifiable research.

Outcome

Connect various social issues such as racism and sexism as they are imbedded in other debates about issues such as crime, violence and terrorism.

Outcome

Identify the social institutions that create and perpetuate these social myths and identify the underlying issues of inequality and power that are expressed within these myths.

Outcome

Identify how social myths are created and transformed into moral panics.

Outcome

Identify the consequences of social myths at the interpersonal level, at the institutional/organizational level, at the structural level, and at a global level.

Course Outline

Course Outline

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Dependencies

No dependencies