Violence Against Women: Assessment and Intervention

In this course, students examine violence against women from a historical and social perspective. Issues of power and authority are explored within a feminist theoretical framework. Students examine specific types of violence against women including sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and femicide. Students consider the intersection of violence against women and a variety of factors including culture, race, class, sexual orientation, ability, and age. Special attention is paid to assessment and advocacy from a women's perspective. This course is offered over two weekends as well as an on-line component.