Violence Against Women (SCWK5011)

UNIT OF STUDY

Taking the example of violence against women, this unit of study builds upon previous studies of social inequality to explore the role of gender inequality as both a cause and consequence of violence against women. The intersection of gender inequality with other forms of inequality, such as that based on race, class and ability is also explored. Because of its short and long term impacts on women's health, well being and life chances, social workers in all settings are involved in responding to violence against women. Students will engage critically with a range of theories, research approaches, and policy and practice responses to violence against women at local, national and global levels.

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Classes

1x3-hr seminar/wk for 12 wks

Assessment

media analysis essay (20%) and group presentation (30%) and major essay (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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