Course Details for Dr. Joseph Simpson - Summer - 2020

The Dark Side of London: A Sociology of Evil

Faculty:
Dr. Joseph Simpson (More Info)

Course:
The Dark Side of London: A Sociology of Evil

Program Dates:
July 10, 2020 — August 09, 2020

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
SOCL 489 / CRIM 489

Discipline(s):
Sociology , Social Work

Course Description:
Death! Destruction! Dungeons! This course delves into the dark side of London and explores the manifestations of evil in society - from the monstrous institutions of slavery, empire, and war to the social evils of oppression, domination, and discrimination. In this class, you will explore locations emblematic of society’s evils. Tour the infamous torture chamber at the Tower of London and then trace the steps of Jack the Ripper through Whitechapel. Stand on docks in Liverpool where slave trading ships set sail for Africa. Go underground to Churchill’s War Rooms where he directed the Second World War during the Blitz.

Prerequisites:
Introductory sociology course.

Physical Activity Requirements:
On average: 3 to 5 miles of walking. Wear real shoes - the city streets of London are rugged in and of themselves; flip-flops thin sandals or ballet flatsare not allowed on field trip events. We will spend time out in the weather not just in moving from venue to venue. Some of our activities take place outside and in whatever weather is happening that day. July in London is often sunny and even hot but youll still need to bring an umbrella with you.

Course Highlights:
Coming soon