Catalogue 2020 - 2021

CJ 353 Violence Against Women


3 cr.

Course Description

This course focuses on violence against women (and girls; VAW). As such, this course will cover the history of VAW as a social problem, its dynamics, prevalence, outcomes, research issues, how the media construes VAW, and contemporary VAW policy. Specific topics covered will include VAW that occurs in relationships (e.g., femicide, sexual violence, and psychological abuse), in the family (e.g., honor violence, female genital mutilation, violence committed against mothers and grandmothers, and familial rape and abuse), in public spaces (e.g., sexual violence and harassment in the workplace, in streets, and public places), and in institutions (e.g., institutional abuse in residential care facilities and VAW in higher education).


Fall semester