SOC190-001: Fresh Sem: Sociology

Topic: Racial Violence

August 24, 2016 - December 6, 2016
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Callaway Center S108
Franzosi, Roberto
Appropriate for First Year students.
A small class on topics of sociological concern that fosters a highly interactive and mutually collaborative learning environment among students and between students and teachers.

Special Evidence-Focused Seminar. For more information:

Racial Violence in America                                                                          Soc./Ling. 190

Semester Details

This course deals with racial violence in the United States between 1870 and 1930, with a particular focus on the state on Georgia. The course is a true “research” seminar. Students will look at the issue of racial violence through their own lenses, constructing their own evidence and knowledge. While there will be some readings, most of the work will consist in scouring historical newspapers on databases in search of different types of information: gender relations across the racial lines (e.g., miscegenation), lynchings, race riots, whippings. We will focus on newspaper language on lynchings. We will look for the census records of “outraged” black and white women and the spectacle of death in lynching photographs.

Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources

There will be required articles/book chapters placed on e-reserves.

Films/ Documentaries

Jud Süß (Jew Süss) (1940)

The Birth of a Nation (1916)

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005)

The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.