University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 04, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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WMST 486 - Family Violence

(3 units) CO13
Examination and critical analysis of major theoretical perspectives on family violence. Analysis of current issues and debates in family violence. (SOC 483 and WMST 486 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

Prerequisite(s): General Education courses (CO1-CO3) completed; at least 3 courses from CO4-CO8 completed; Junior or Senior standing; SOC 101 .

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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