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Violence And Community: A Social Work Perspective (SWK-247)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0404-247-050
Instructor: Maria Cuadra
Days: Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3

For majors and non-majors
Open To Majors And Non-Majors

Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Cristino Chavez for Spring 2022*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


This course focuses on the nature of violence, its impact on individuals, families, and communities and the consequences of violent acts and issues related to trauma across the U.S. and abroad. Students learn about child abuse, drug trafficking, community and domestic violence, and violence from natural disasters, genocide and war.

Learning Goals:   1. Be familiar with the impacts of violence on individuals, groups, and cultures;2. Explore the complex connections between oppression, violence, and justice;3. Examine trauma as a social construction and its relationship to violence;4. Explore the constructs of interpersonal violence, oppression, and trauma as social problems;5. Gain a working knowledge of national and international responses to the social problems of interpersonal and community violence; and,6. Recognize cultural factors that affect perspectives on personal and political violence, including controversies in the field.

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