This course explores various forms of violence in families, including violence between spouses/partners, violence directed toward the elderly, violence between siblings and violence of parents toward children. Factors contributing to violence in families are discussed as well as methods of preventing and/or ameliorating patterns of violence within families. Students in this course develop an understanding of the reciprocal relationship between families and society by exploring how violence in families contributes toward societal violence as well as how family patterns are influenced by the values and attitudes of the larger society.


4 sh

Course Types

Society; Advanced Studies; Public Health Elective; Criminal Justice Elective; Non-Violence Studies Elective; Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Elective; Peace and Conflict Studies Elective

Previous Course Number

HSS 349

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