Family Violence Issues
NOTE: See the beginning of Section H for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.
|FVI2001||Introduction to Family Violence Issues||3 ch|
Introduction to current theories, research and practice in family violence issues. Topics will include: themes of violence; dynamics of violence; gender relations; attitudes, myths, and realities surrounding family violence; public versus private nature of family violence. Research from various perspectives will be evaluated. Students get credit for either FVI 2001 or SOCI 2001.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Certificate Program or permission of the instructor.
|FVI2002||Antecedents and Patterns of Family Violence Issues||3 ch|
Provides a historical and current overview of the societal catalysts/contributors to, and the patterns of, family violence. Explores why members of marginalized groups (e.g., the poor, women, children, immigrants, First Nations persons, gays, lesbians, disabled and the elderly) are often at especially high risk of being victimized by violence in intimate relationships.
Prerequisite: Admission to Certificate Program or permission of the instructor.
|FVI3006||Intervention Strategies and Programs for People who Batter (Cross-Listed: SOCI 3006)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
|FVI3007||Religion and Violence (O) (Cross-Listed: SOCI 3007)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
This course examines issues pertaining to violence in religious families and the role of faith communities (and their leaders) in responding to violence in the family context. It will consider relevant data, theories, and strategies for change. Normally taught online.
|FVI3634||Violence Against Women (Cross-Listed: SOCI 3634)||3 ch|
Examines issues pertaining to violence against women in Western society, including gender socialization, gender dynamics in dating and family relationships, private versus public, the contributions of social institutions (e.g., sports; the media; schools;the workplace; the military; the medical, legal, and criminal justice systems) and the special vulnerability of women in marginalized groups.
|FVI4002||Multidisciplinary Approaches to Family Violence||3 ch|
Presents strategies which will assist professionals in coordinating their efforts to help survivors through creation of 'whole person' community approaches. Topics include: helping agencies' diverse and overlapping mandates; referral processes; inter-agency communication; support and debriefing; team dynamics; community resources; interface with policy makers. This course is required for the FVI Certificate.
|FVI4005||Individual Studies||3 ch|
An individualized study of a topic of interest to the student, in consultation with instructor/mentor and approval of the Director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research.