Jan 27, 2022  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

CRJU 241 - Women and Violence

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: CRJU 201 or consent of instructor
Within a global perspective that recognizes the myriad and diverse experiences of women, this course examines the continuum of violence that affects women’s lives, as victims and/or perpetrators. Framed by cross-cultural analyses of trends and patterns, students investigate how historical, socio-political and economic conditions shape the way women experience and respond to domination and exploitation. Specifically, the course examines violence against women that is differentially racialized, class- based and gendered, as well as how such acts of violence and violation shape a woman’s sense of identity. Topics include sexual violence, intimate partner violence, media portrayal of violence against women, women street crime offenders and women in prison. (CMCL; CSOC; CWRT)