This course addresses how violence is responded to at various levels. It examines the role and development of personal skills and involvement in addressing violence, community intervention resources, systems responses such as punishment and rehabilitation in violence prevention, social change movement responses to violence, and international violence and the growth of human rights movements.
- Apply their learning to the creation of a violence prevention project, including a media campaign.
- Describe the goals of at least five community organizations that respond to various types of violence.
- Identify the common elements of violence prevention across typologies of violence.
- Understand and apply the ecological theory of violence and violence prevention.
- Understand the role of optimism in violence prevention and apply the concept of optimism to the prevention of a type of violence.
- Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.