University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 28, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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WMST 686 - Family Violence

(3 units)
Examination and critical analysis of major theoretical perspectives on family violence. Analysis of current issues and debates in family violence. (SOC 683 and WMST 686 are cross-listed; credits may be earned in one of the two.)

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. analyze and interpret the scholarship in the area of family violence in a diverse range of family forms.
2. integrate and synthesize the readings, lectures and other class materials to demonstrate their understanding of the complex relationship between family violence and the cultural and social contexts in which it occurs.
3. criticize and apply theoretical perspectives on family violence and show as they reveal the impact of race, class and gender intersectionality.
4. explain the significance of power differentials in the construction and application of policies, laws and assumptions about family violence and evaluate their impact on marginalized and central populations.

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