Metropolitan State University

HSVP 307 : Gender Violence in Global Perspective

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies , Goal 07 - Human Diversity
 
This course examines gender violence in its multiple forms from a global perspective. An introduction to the history of violence against women, current theories and research on the causes of violence in intimate relationships, past and current responses, and interventions and prevention models to address this worldwide problem will be discussed. Understanding the multiple approaches for addressing gender violence will provide students the knowledge to describe culturally competent intervention and prevention strategies.
B. Course Effective Dates: 12/14/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Describe the types of gender violence across the lifespan from an international perspective.
  2. Analyze three international gender policy issues - economics, globalization, and women as commodities and their impact on increasing gender violence.
  3. Describe and critically analyze the causes of and proposed solutions to global gender violence from a human rights (political), public health (cultural), and development (economic) perspective.
  4. international perspectives on the history and perpetuation of the many forms of gender violence.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
    None
Goal 07 - Human Diversity
  1. Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
  2. Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
  3. Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
G. Special Information
Prerequisites: Any course in the following subjects: sociology, psychology, social work, gender or ethnic studies.