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Summer I Special Topics Offering: PSYC 481 Gender and Violence

Psychology 481 Gender and Violence will be offered in Summer I Monday through Thursday from 1:00–2:50 p.m. This course will count toward the Women’s Studies minor.

Course Description

What is the relationship between gender and violence, and why is violence so common in intimate relationships between men and women? The class will analyze the problem of interpersonal violence using a gender lens and psychological research and theory. Multiple forms of interpersonal violence (including child sexual and physical abuse, teen dating violence, bullying, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and elder abuse) will be studied. Approaches to intervention and eradication of violence will be a focus. The course is designed especially for students who plan to study violence or to work with victims and offenders in a forensic, therapeutic, or criminal justice setting.

Instructor: Maureen C. McHugh

  • Women’s Studies Program
  • Stabley Library, Room 103
    429 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4753
  • Fax: 724-357-2281
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.