Metropolitan State University

PSYC 304 : Psychology of Intimate Partner Violence

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies , Goal 05 - Hist/Soc/Behav Sci
 
This course explores the emergence of battered women as a social issue. It reviews the historical and social roots of violence, theories of wife-battering causes, and related research and statistics. The historical and current roles of the social service and legal systems are discussed, including the growth and role of grassroots services such as shelters, safe homes and hotlines. The class includes presentations from community resource people and identifies advocacy and helping approaches. Overlap: PSYC 304T Violence Against Women Theory Seminar.
B. Course Effective Dates: 12/15/2015 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Current social services that support women will be presented.
  2. Student will apply knowledge to improve outreach to battered women.
  3. Student will learn how the legal system trends that relate to battered women.
  4. Student will learn the historical and social roots of violence.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
    None
Goal 05 - Hist/Soc/Behav Sci
  1. Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  2. Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  3. Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.
G. Special Information
Overlap: PSYC 304T Violence Against Women Theory Seminar.