PSYC 304

Psychology of Intimate Partner Violence

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective December 15, 2015 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

Special information

Overlap: PSYC 304T Violence Against Women Theory Seminar.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Current social services that support women will be presented.
  • Student will apply knowledge to improve outreach to battered women.
  • Student will learn how the legal system trends that relate to battered women.
  • Student will learn the historical and social roots of violence.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • 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.