Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3095: On Violence

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Brian Rappert (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module addresses three key questions: What is violence?  How can we understand why it takes place? What can be done to reduce social harms? You will study the patterning of violence, its causes, and the social responses to it. You will learn to understand it from many academic perspectives and to critically appreciate methodologies for assessing harm.  A deliberately broad range of violence is considered, including violence taking place in inter-personal communications, organizational behaviour, political governance, economic relations, physical conflict, and symbolic representations.

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this module.

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