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SOC 360: Intimate Violence


(1 Unit)
Prerequisites: SOC 101  or WGS 111 and junior standing or permission of instructor.
Examines violence between intimates, primarily (but not solely) within the United States, covering a range of interpersonal relationships (children, parents, spouses, partners, acquaintances, siblings, etc.) as well as various forms of abuse (emotional, physical, neglect, sexual assault/rape, etc.) Traces intimate violence socio-historically, including theoretical, methodological, empirical and applied issues and debates within the field. Analyzes the incidence and prevalence of intimate violence, and, in the process, attempts to identify causes and solutions. Focuses on the importance of structural gender inequality in shaping individuals’ violent behavior and the degree to which gender inequality influences various forms of violence. Melzer.