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SOC 2130 Sociology of Family Violence

Sociological explanation of the nature and scope of family violence: child abuse, spousal abuse, elder abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and emotional abuse. Analysis of social and legal implications; intervention and prevention will be explored.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: SOC 1101 


  • Analyze the social characteristics, demographics trends, and social forces involved in predicting occurrences of family violence.
  • Analyze the major forms of family violence: child abuse/neglect, spousal violence, elder abuse, and incest.
  • Examine the social context within which family violence occurs.
  • Evaluate the societal reaction to family violence over time.
  • Assess the community resources available for the victims of family violence.
  • Differentiate between theoretical perspectives which explain this form of behavior.
  • Appraise case studies of family violence to rate constructive responses to this phenomenon.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3