SOCI 3634 Violence Against Women | UNB

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Violence Against Women

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Sociology SOCI 3634 Three (3) credit hours

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. This course is cross listed as FVI 3634. Credit can only be obtained for one of FVI 3634 and SOCI 3634.

Instructor: Merri-Lee Hanson (please contact instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: 3 ch of any Sociology course or permission of the instructor

Why take this course?

  • This is a core course for the Family Violence Issues Certificate Program at UNB.
  • Understand the issues within the study of violence against women (e.g. the forms and extent of violence, realities of the resources available to survivors, changes in the social and legal responses to domestic violence).
  • Understand and evaluate violence against women at the intersections of various social positions (e.g. race, class, immigration status).
  • Analyze issues within the area of intimate partner violence and evaluate the diversity of survivors and their experiences according to the intersection of race, class, and immigration status. You will know how these intersections shape how abuse is experienced, how useful services are, how police responses are received by survivors, how women resist their abusers, and escape.

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

  • 11 x Learning Module Entries (11 x 3% for a total of 33%)
  • 1 x Historical Development Assignment (27%)
  • 1 x Integration paper (40%)

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.