Class Restriction And Registration Summary


ESS 20209 - Section 01: Psych-Soc Effects of Bullying (CRN 14867)
Long Title: Psychological and Social Influences of Bullying in American Schools

Course Description:
Bullying and violence in schools has become increasingly visible in the national media in the last decade and has been at the center of discussions relating to student mental health as well as school culture and society. This course will trace the psychological and social influences of bullying and school violence in American schools and will look at preventative measures teachers and schools administrators can take to help alleviate the problems. Students will view bullying through multiple competing and complementary theoretical frameworks including, but not limited to, ecological systems theory, social learning theory, dominance theory, social & moral cognition theory, and attribution theory. Specific topics covered will be types and definitions of bullying, bullying roles, gender differences, causes, short and long term psychological consequences, prevention measures and programs, classroom management, effects on school climate, and American societal/cultural influences. In addition, the class will review and respond to current literature using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and apply / interpret findings. Case studies of real bullying / violent events will also be utilized as a way in which understand responses from school systems and government authorities and how they can be improved.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2018
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Department Approval Required
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
ESEI - MEDS Education-Focused ,  SOSC - old Core Social Science ,  WKSS - new Core Social Science ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
Minor Unallocated Maximum Actual Remaining
Unallocated 23 22 1
Educ, Schooling and Society (MEDS) 2 2 0
TOTAL 25 24 1