Gendered Violence: Theory and Practice

Course code SPSW3411
Not available in 2015

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

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2014.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

3. Ability to describe the social, political and cultural context of gendered violence

4. Recognition and ability to explore the effects of gendered violence

5. Understanding and analysis of the basic assumptions, values, decision making processes and individual experiences of policy making and 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

Online Learning Activity: Online problem based tasks

Presentation: Tutorial presentation with a written report

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term

Seminar

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