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JS136SyllabusSpr06Sect2Fri - JS 136(2 Violence And Hate In...

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JS 136 (2) Violence And Hate In The Family & Community Spring 2006  Lecturer: Maureen Lowell, MA JS 136, Section 2 Office Hours:   Friday 11:45-12:45pm Monday 10:15-11:15am Friday 9:00-11:45am Office:   MacQuarrie Hall  Rm.  529 Classroom: MH 523 Work Phone: 408-446-9616 E-mail: [email protected] Course Description This course examines abusive relationships, community response, justice system policy and preventive interventions. Topics include child abuse and neglect, gangs, hate crimes, rape, marital violence and elder & dependent adult abuse. Area S: “courses to meet areas R, S, and V of SJS Studies must be taken from 3 different dept or distinct academic units.” GE Student Learning Objectives After successfully completing the course, students shall be able to: 1 1. describe how identities (i.e. religious, gender, ethnic, racial, class, sexual orientation, disability, and/or age) are shaped by cultural and societal influences within contexts of equality and inequality; (course learning objectives 1 and 3) 2 2. describe historical, social, political, and economic processes producing diversity, equality, and structured inequalities in the U.S.; (Course learning objective 2) 3 3. describe social actions which have led to greater equality and social justice in the U.S. (i.e. religious, gender, ethnic, racial, class, sexual orientation, disability, and/or age).; and (course learning objectives 4 and 5) 4 4. recognize and appreciate constructive interactions between people from different cultural, racial, and ethnic groups within the U.S. (Course learning objectives 5 and 6) The Course Learning Objectives are for students to: 1. define and differentiate the abuse of power and the use of violence based upon gender, ethnicity, race, religion, class, sexual orientation, disability and age 2. identify how historical, social, psychological, economic and political factors have influenced the recognition of and response to each type of abusive relationship, 3. review current knowledge about the consequences of violence and effects on victims from diverse backgrounds, 4. develop self-awareness about their own prejudicial attitudes and behaviors that tolerate and promote abusive relationships, 5. explore and evaluate ways that individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities can prevent and intervene in each type of abusive and violent relationship, h Preferred contact number. I never check a university voicemail. JS 136 Section (2) 1 of 12  Spring 2006  Instructor: M. Lowell
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JS 136 (2) Violence And Hate In The Family & Community 6. Critique the current justice system response and propose ways in which greater equality and justice can be achieved in each type of abusive relationship. This involves reviewing (a) statutory laws, (b) role of law enforcement, (c) proceedings within criminal, family and juvenile courts and (d) auxiliary services offered by child protective, victim’s advocates and family court agencies.
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