WST 303. Comparative Family Violence: An International Perspective.
A comparative approach of family violence in the United States and Canada will be the primary focus of this course but may also include other countries. Family violence is divided into four topics: Partner/Spousal Abuse, Violence Against Children and Youth by Family Members, Family Violence Against Older Adults, and Cultural Issues. Content covered within these areas include: historical overview, definitions, theoretical frameworks, prevalence, incidence, research, responses, and legislation. Equates with SWK 301.