48.276 Sociology of the Gun

Sociology of the Gun

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5837
Status Active

This course examines the social impact of guns on the American psyche, from deer hunters and intergenerational family bonds to street gangs and broken families, from collectors and recreational users to hospital trauma. Self-defense issues are discussed within the context of the Second Amendment. The conflict between pro-gun and anti-gun special interest groups and the evolution of an American gun culture will be studied.