UNC-CH offers many courses which address issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and/or stalking. Check out the Undergraduate Bulletin and Graduate Record for all classes. Some of these courses are cross listed in several departments due to their interdisciplinary discussion.

Departments that regularly offer courses related to these topics are listed below.

American Studies

The Department of American Studies addresses issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence in many of their courses. Click here to see all courses taught in American Studies.

African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies addresses issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence in many of their courses. Click here to see all the courses in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies.

Communication Studies

Some of the courses which may specifically address discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence are:

  • 224 Introduction to Gender and Communication (WMST 224) (3). Examines multiple relationships among gender, communication and culture. Explores how communication creates gender and shapes relationships and how communication reflects, sustains, and alters cultural views of gender.
  • 372 The Rhetoric of Social Movements (3). Explores the discourse of dissident voices in American society, particularly as they speak about grievances pertaining to race, gender, the environment; focuses on rhetorical strategies that initiate and sustain social movements.
  • 576 Making and Manipulating “Race” in the United States (3). This course will examine how tropes of “race” are symbolically invented and experienced psychologically and emotionally. This course assesses how “race” reflects and shapes cultural politics.
  • 652 Media and Difference (3). Prerequisite, COMM 140. Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. This course examines critical and theoretical issues concerning the representation and study of various modes of difference, such as sexuality, race, and gender, in specific media texts.
  • 661 Race and Ethnicity (3). Prerequisite, COMM 160. Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Examines race and ethnicity in specific geopolitical contexts as discursive formations, performative identities, and lived realities. Studies disciplinary/political boundaries that are produced and maintained through acts of performance.

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Exercise and Sport Science

Some of the courses which may specifically address discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence are:

  • 50 First-Year Seminar: Discrimination and Sport (3). This course will examine the American ethos by looking at those who have been discriminated against in sport because of race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • 181 Sport Psychology (3). A comprehensive introduction to psychological and sociological factors that relate to sport involvement and performance. Issues include psychological aspects of elite athletes, motivation and performance, intervention and performance enhancement, anxiety and skill performance, racial and gender discrimination in sport, and violence in sport.
  • 260 Women in Sports (WMST 163) (3). A broad based perspective of women’s participation in sport including history of participation, physiological differences, and socio-cultural influences including work, politics, family, economics, and gender roles and identity.
  • 470 Recreation and Leisure across the Lifespan (3). An analysis of aspects that affect recreation and leisure behavior from birth to death, with a focus on issues associated with race, class, gender, sexual identity, and disabling conditions.

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History

Some of the courses which may specifically address discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence are:

  • 75 First-Year Seminar: Faith and Violence in the Middle Ages (3). This course will explore intersections of faith and violence in the Christian tradition from the period from 300 to 1300. It will examine mainstream Christian attitudes toward non-Christians (pagans, Jews, Muslims) and nonorthodox groups (heretics).
  • 331 Sex, Religion, and Violence: Revolutionary Thought in Modern South Asia (3). Which of the following would you consider potentially political issues: celibacy; semen retention; body-building; depiction of gods/goddesses; or bomb making? Well, they all are. This course examines debates over sex, religion, and violence that constituted a key part of revolutionary thought and anti-colonial struggles in modern South Asia.
  • 432 The Crusades (3). Students in this course will examine Christian attitudes toward holy war, crusading, and other forms of coercive violence from the 11th until the 15th centuries, with a focus on the major crusades to the Holy Land.

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Peace, War and Defense

The Department of Peace, War, and Defense addresses issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence in many of their courses. Click here to see all courses taught in Peace, War, and Defense.

Religious Studies

Some of the courses which may specifically address discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence are:

  • 67 First-Year Seminar: Nature, Culture, and Self-Identity: Religion in the Construction of Social Life (3). This course explores how different religious traditions conceive of human nature and cultural personhood, and the ways that these understandings are reflected in diverse forms of personal identity and public life.
  • 423 Ethnicity, Race, and Religion in America (3). Prerequisite, RELI 140. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. A theoretical inquiry into ethnicity, race, and religion as constituents of personal and communal identity. Emphasis on global migrations, colonial and postcolonial relations, diasporic communities, and issues of religious pluralism.
  • 424 Gender Theory and the Study of Religion (WMST 424) (3). An examination of contemporary gender theory, with particular focus on its application to the study of religion.
  • 444 Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Judaism (JWST 444) (3). The seminar examines the developments in gender roles and in sexuality in contemporary Judaism.

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Philosophy

Some of the courses which may specifically address discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence are:

  • 67 First-Year Seminar: Issues in a World Society: Sports and Competition (3). This seminar examines ethical issues in sports, including Title IX, gender equity, racism, sexism, cheating, violence, and drug use.
  • 266 Ethics of Sports (3). An analysis of the moral significance of sports, the nature of sport and competition, and issues such as racism, gender equity, violence, and performance-enhancing drugs.
  • 272 The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense (POLI 272, PWAD 272) (3). An analysis of ethical issues that arise in peace, war, and defense, e.g., the legitimacy of states, just war theory, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction.
  • 274 African American Political Philosophy (3). Race, identity, discrimination, multiculturalism, affirmative action, and slave reparations in the writings of Walker, Delany, Douglass, Cooper, DuBois, King, and Malcolm X.
  • 275 Moral and Philosophical Issues of Gender in Society (WMST 275) (3). A survey of feminist perspectives on topics such as the meaning of oppression, sexism and racism, sex roles and stereotypes, ideals of female beauty, women in the workplace, pornography, rape.

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Sociology

The Department of Sociology addresses issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence in many of their courses. Click here to see all courses taught in Sociology.

Women's and Gender Studies

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies addresses issues of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and/or interpersonal violence in many of their courses. The below course specifically trains students to get involved at UNC-Chapel Hill and in the Chapel Hill community to prevent violence.

  • 340 Leadership in Violence Prevention for Peer Educators (3). Examines interpersonal violence, the factors that enable it, and prevention strategies. The course examines violence on both individual and structural levels, considering perpetrators, victims/survivors, and bystanders and drawing upon the expertise of local organizers and service providers in the system of care. Check out the Violence Prevention page on Student Wellness’s website for more information.Click here to see all courses taught in Women’s and Gender Studies.