The Dark Side of Society: The Sociology of Evil in London

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Dr. Joseph M. Simpson is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Texas A&M San Antonio College Of Arts And Sciences.

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The Dark Side of Society: The Sociology of Evil in London

Program Dates:
Dec 26, 2023 – Jan 8, 2024

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
SOCL 489 (SOCL 346)

Sociology , Criminal Justice

Course Description:
Death! Destruction! Dungeons! This course delves into the dark side of London and analyzes the manifestations of evil in society. In this class, we will explore locations emblematic of society’s evils – from the monstrous institutions of slavery, empire, and war to the social evils of oppression, domination, and discrimination. Tour the infamous torture chamber at the Tower of London and trace Jack the Ripper's steps through White Chapel. Stand on Liverpool's waterfront where slave trading ships set sail for Africa. Go underground to Churchill’s War Rooms, where he directed the crusade against fascism during the Blitz. Students majoring in sociology and criminal justice will gain a contemporary sociological understanding of evil.


Physical Activity Requirements:
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