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.Prerequisites: Any course in the following subjects: sociology, psychology, social work, gender or ethnic studies.
- Describe the types of gender violence across the lifespan from an international perspective.
- Analyze three international gender policy issues - economics, globalization, and women as commodities and their impact on increasing gender violence.
- 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.
- international perspectives on the history and perpetuation of the many forms of gender violence.
- Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States' history and culture.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
- Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
- 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.
- Demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.