Course descriptions

SWU 417: TECHNOLOGY, INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS, AND ABUSE
Discuss with classmates the ways that Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are changing our relationships and intimate practices. What rules should apply to online spaces? What counts as a cyber-hate crime? Who do we try and protect online, or should we keep access free and open?

SWU 418: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Examine experiences of and responses to violence against women (VAW) from global perspectives. Students will explore drivers and consequences of violence against women across geographic and practice contexts.

SWG 546: TEEN DATING VIOLENCE
Explore theoretical and practical frameworks for understanding and preventing teen dating violence. Students will critically engage with how practitioners and researchers might engage in dating violence risk reduction and prevention.

SWG 647: GENDER BASED VIOLENCE MOVEMENT: LOCAL & NATIONAL PROGRAMS
The course provides education in the history of the domestic violence movement, including its roots in the feminist perspective and the rape crisis movement. Examine the evolution of grass-roots activism to nation-wide programming.

SWG 648: INTIMATE PARTNER RISK ASSESSMENT
This course will examine the use of intimate partner violence risk assessment in social work practice with survivors of IPV.