SOCI 3006 Intervention Strategies and Programs for People Who Batter | UNB

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Intervention Strategies and Programs for People Who Batter

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Sociology SOCI 3006 Three (3) credit hours

This course presents an overview of the theory, literature, research and evaluation strategies that inform the development and delivery of interventions for people who commit violence in intimate partner relationships. Students are invited to immerse themselves in the materials, and to reflect critically on the complex issues that are manifest in this field. This course is cross listed as FVI 3006. Credit can only be obtained for one of FVI 3006 and SOCI 3006.

Instructor: Bill Patrick (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • This is a core course for the Family Violence Issues Certificate Program at UNB.
  • Students will become very familiar with the field of batterer intervention, examining its strengths, its weaknesses and its controversies.
  • Students will have the opportunity to engage in personal reflection as they begin to come to conclusions about what they think the most appropriate interventions are for people who commit intimate partner violence.
  • Students will gain skills in critically analyzing and responding to academic literature and socio-political positions.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 10 x Posts on Class Discussion Board (10% total)
  • 9 x Reponse Papers* (90% total)

*Each paper must be 5-10 pages and must use the material covered during that module to address the "questions of interest" that emerged from the material.

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.