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Course Description:

Develop a broad overview of the social problem of family violence. Includes physical and sexual abuse of children, neglect, sibling abuse, dating violence, marital violence, sexual violence against women and elder abuse. For each category of abuse, discover the historical factors regarding its identification as a social problem. Understand contributing factors and dynamics, consequences for victims and perpetrators and social policy and intervention issues. The student will read one textbook, read a number of commentaries and online resources and view a film. Assignments include topic quizzes, position papers, research essays, a two-part project and discussion participation.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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