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CR 429 Family Violence

Explore the impact of violence on families and society.

Format: Online and/or Classroom

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

The dynamics of family abuse and violence are as complex as they are disturbing. In CR 429 Family Violence, you’ll explore the definition of family violence and learn measures that will help you understand family abuse. You’ll analyze the social impact of violence as well as its prevention.

Throughout this course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with family violence.

What You’ll Learn in CR 429

This course investigates issues associated with the use of aggression against household members, aggression that is against their will and detrimental to their physical, emotional and psychological welfare.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Sibling Abuse and Responses to Abuse
  • Social Learning Theory and Modeling Theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Child Exploitation and Ritualistic Child Abuse
  • Spouse and Special Populations Abuse
  • Workplace Violence
  • Elder Abuse
  • Sexual Violence
  • Stalking

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 429, you will be able to:

  • Understand the generational cycle of abuse and violence.
  • Contrast and compare theoretical frameworks of child abuse and neglect.
  • Understand the impact of child abuse and neglect on the individual, the family and society.
  • Define, measure and understand non-sexual and sexual child abuse.
  • Comprehend legal issues related to child abuse and neglect.
  • Describe and evaluate the nature and extent of sibling abuse.
  • Contrast, compare and synthesize theoretical frameworks of spouse abuse.
  • Describe and evaluate the nature and extent of domestic violence.
  • Describe and evaluate how family violence affects the workplace.
  • Analyze key legal issues related to spouse abuse.
  • Formulate a practical method of preventing spouse abuse.
  • Identify and contrast theoretical frameworks of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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