The aim of this unit is to give students an introduction to understanding different forms of violence against women. Students will examine the social and political underpinnings of violence against women in society, with particular attention to their gendered and intersectional dimensions. The unit will provide an overview of causes of violence against women and it will explore interventions at the individual and societal level. Students will explore ways in which they can support survivors, work with perpetrators and develop strategies for preventing violence against women.
|Unit name||Preventing Violence Against Women: Theory, Policy and Practice|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|Sociology and Criminology|
Dr Romy Winter
Dr Romy Winter
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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To increase students' knowledge of the current empirical research in relation to violence against women; to introduce students to various theoretical approaches to understanding and dealing with violence against women; to explore the role of social and political structures in reinforcing violence against women; to develop knowledge and skills in preventing violence against women.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||090501|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
On Campus (Hobart): Weekly lecture (2 hours), Weekly workshop (1 hour)
Essay 3,000 words (50%), Essay 2,000 words (40%), participation 10%
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