Gendered Violence: Theory and Practice

Description

Violence has been a feature of women's and girls' lives throughout recorded history. This course is an examination of the people and institutions involved with gendered violence and aims to make critical perspectives available to students of welfare studies and gender studies while assisting them to understand the context in which policy and practice occur. It places the issues of gendered violence in a social and political context and highlights the response of state institutions through an examination of the process of policy development and implementation and practice methods utilized by various agencies including the police, the courts, refuges and prevention programs.

This course will include an examination of the issue of male violence against women and children in the domestic setting as well as the issue of female violence, the issue of same sex relationship partner violence.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to analyse critically the various state interventions in the lives of those experiencing violence

2. Demonstrate skills in identification and analysis involving the issues involved in defining gendered violence

3. Demonstrate an ability to describe the social, political and cultural context of gendered violence

4. Demonstrate a capacity to recognise, critically analyse and explore the multi-layered effects of gendered violence

5. Demonstrate a depth of understanding and analysis of the basic assumptions, values, decision making processes and individual experiences of policy making; and comprehend the challenges and dilemmas faced by professionals involved in intervening in gendered violence from a state perspective.

Content

  1. A critical examination of the history and theory of gendered violence.
  2. An exploration of the dynamics of gendered violence.
  3. An examination of the issue of male violence against women and children in the domestic setting as well as the issue of female violence, the issue of same sex relationship partner violence, the trafficking of women and girls and the use of rape in war.
  4. A critical examination of the role of the state, punishment, prevention and therapeutic responses to gendered violence including the institutions of the courts, the police, and health and welfare agencies including diversionary and community programs.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of SPSW1001 is desirable but not essential.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay

Presentation: Tutorial presentation with a written report

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term