Women's Studies (WMST) 422
Women, Violence, and Social Change (Revision 2)
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Delivery mode: Individualized study.
Credits: 3 - Social Science
Prerequisite: None. WMST 266 is strongly recommended.
Centre: Centre for Work and Community Studies
WMST 422 has a Challenge for Credit option.
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This course is designed to describe male violence against women, discuss its causes, and examine various strategies to eliminate it. The discussion situates violence within a socio-political perspective, but also refers to psychological issues. The course considers both feminist and non-feminist explanations and strategies.
Unit 1: The Theory
Unit 2: The Prevalence of Violence against Women
Unit 3: Backlash and Violence by Women
Unit 4: Public Violence and Violence by Strangers
Unit 5: Dating Violence
Unit 6: Wife Assault
Unit 7: Male Violence against Women: Implications for Treatment
Unit 8: Social and Legal Policies on Violence against Women
Unit 9: Seeking Solutions
To receive credit for WMST 422, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least "D" (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|Assign. 1 Telephone Quiz||Assign. 2
|Assign. 4 Project||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
DeKeseredy, W., & MacLeod, L. (1997). Woman abuse: A sociological story. Toronto, Canada: Harcourt Brace Canada.
Johnson, H. (1996). Dangerous domains: Violence against women in Canada. Toronto, Canada: Nelson Canada.
Course materials include study guide, student manual, reading file, and forms.