A comparative and historical examination of conflict between social groups, including groups defined by race, ethnicity, and class. Course readings will combine classical and contemporary perspectives on collective conflict with in-depth analyses of historical and contemporary episodes. The course will discuss the various ways in which conflicts can manifest, including: the formation and hardening of divisive attitudes; discriminatory lawmaking and criminal justice practices; riots and collective violence; residential segregation; and sustained social movement activity. Prerequisite: successful completion of an introductory Sociology course or consent of the instructor.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC; AS SD I; FA SSC; AR SSC; AS SC