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SOC 286 Violence in Intimate Relations (3 credits)

Women and children have a higher probability of being seriously injured or killed by someone with whom they are intimately associated rather than by a stranger. This course will examine questions such as: What factors contribute to the prevalence of intimate violence in the U.S.? How does intimate violence differ across groups (e.g. by race/ethnicity,social class)? How are various forms of intimate violence (i.e., partner abuse, child abuse, elder abuse) interrelated? Satisfies one Social Science GER/GEP.