- History & Social Justice
- Personal Fitness & Health
- Pre-clinical Psychology
- Crisis Communication & Climate Change
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Public Journalism in Digital Age
- Positive Communication
- Environmental Stewardship
- Writing for College Success
- Writing for College Success in Engineering
- Biology that Matters
- Disruptive Technologies in Healthcare
- Forensic Psychology & the Serial Killer
- Advanced Chemistry & Research Apprenticeship
- Creative Writing & Literary Research
- SCI-WRI: Research Writing in the Sciences
- Health Professions
Forensic Psychology and the Serial Killer in Pop Culture - HONORS COLLEGE
Why, in recent years, has the serial killer become an increasingly prominent figure in popular culture, and to what extent do fictional representations of these figures, such as Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan, reinvent real-life serial killers, such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Jack the Ripper? This course will investigate methods of classification practiced in forensic psychology side-by-side with narrative constructions of serial homicide in order to discern the relative correspondence between authentic and imagined instances of the serial killer phenomenon. The goal of the course is to synthesize historical and contemporary analyses and depictions of serial murder and to assess the impact of the media on public perceptions of serial killing.
- 12662 ENGL 126C FORENSIC PSYCH AND THE SERIAL KILLER IN POP CULTURE, MWF 11:00-11:50AM, BAL 1005
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