Social Trauma

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Social Trauma
Spring 2024
Taught By: Julia Sonnevend
Section: A

CRN: 13670

Credits: 3

This graduate seminar will consider how traumatic events shape contemporary societies worldwide. We will carefully consider the similarities and differences between individual trauma, the traumatic experiences that shape our personal lives, and social/cultural trauma that impacts entire communities or even societies. We start the semester with interdisciplinary theories and definitions of individual and social trauma, and will then move on to case studies, ranging from genocides to natural disasters to illiberal takeovers to the current climate emergency.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (SOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:50am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024