Course Description

This course explores the nature of violence, its manifestations in family life, its root causes, its consequences, and the social reaction to this violence. The family is viewed as a major social institution that is affected by the changes that occur within society. The primary goal is to facilitate students' understanding of violence and its relationship to family life within the socio-cultural context.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Prerequisite: SOC 11B or CSOC 103 or CSOC 104 or CSOC 105 or CSOC 107 or SOC 111 or Direct Entry 

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May 02, 2022 to Jul 29, 2022
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Domestic Fee non-credit $569.94 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information