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SOC 374. The Sociology of Family Violence

Credits: 3
Department: Sociology
Description: Research and theory on family violence as an emergent social problem. Child, spouse, and parental abuse and examinations of possible societal solutions.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the range of behaviors that are included in the topic of family violence.
2. Demonstrate a sociological perspective towards family issues and violence.
3. Examine evidence on controversies in the field of family violence.
4. Synthesize information about specific areas within family violence and illustrate this knowledge through various electronic formats.
5. Identify the factors (individual, interactive, organizational, structural) that encourage or fail to discourage family violence in society.
6. Compare and contrast the distinct voice of feminists in the family violence literature and how sociological research supports or challenges feminist assertions about the roots of family violence and how feminists challenge sociological assumptions about the roots of family violence.
7. Examine the ways that individuals have agency, resist violence, and create meaning of their experiences.
8. Evaluate social responses to family violence.
9. Apply theories of family violence to cases.

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