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SCWK5011 - Violence Against Women
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Social Work and Policy Studies
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lesley Laing

Classes: 1 x 3 hour seminar x 12 weeks seminar weekly

Assessment: Seminar research presentation (20%); group presentation (30%); major essay (50%)

Taking the example of violence against women, this unit of study builds upon previous studies of social inequality to explore the role of gender inequality as both a cause and consequence of violence against women. The intersection of gender inequality with other forms of inequality, such as that based on race, class and ability is also explored. Because of its short and long term impacts on women's health, well being and life chances, social workers in all settings are involved in responding to violence against women. Students will engage critically with a range of theories, research approaches, and policy and practice responses to violence against women at local, national and global levels.This unit of study is not available in 2013
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