SOC 451/551 Family Violence (3) MPC

Analysis of research and theory on family violence, including physical abuse of children, sexual abuse, neglect, premarital abuse, wife abuse, gay/lesbian battering, elder abuse, prevention, and intervention. Basic framework is ecological/feminist, emphasizing an examination of family dynamics as well as broader historical, social, and patriarchal contexts. Note: This course does not serve as a Capstone class for the Sociology major.

Prerequisite: SOC 151 or SOC 153 or SOC/SJS 165. Cross-listed with FSW/WGS.

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