Social Trauma

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Social Trauma

Spring 2023

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 (GSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 2:56am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 902

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023