Family Violence

Family Violence

  1. Module Title: Family Violence
  2. Module Prefix/Number: SOC 341
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: This course will provide students a comprehensive introduction to the subject of Abuse in the Family. It will be especially important to those working in the social service sectors e.g. social workers, teachers, counselors, nurses, psychologist, and psychiatrist.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Understand family abuse from an ecological and system perspective
    • Have an overview of the various forms of maltreatment
    • Examine broad social and cultural influences, relationship factors, and individual characteristics in understanding what happens in family maltreatment.
    • Understand various concepts and theories
    • Critically examine issues that raise significant moral and ethical questions.
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

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