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This course will introduce students to the contemporary issue of violence in society and its impact on the community. A broad overview will be provided of five main areas of violence: child protection; family violence; youth violence; institutional and cultural violence; and, crime and deviance.
The problem of violence is one of the most critical concerns of humanity, affecting all people to varying degrees depending upon historical, cultural, and socio-economic contexts. This course will introduce students to the contemporary issue of violence in society and its impact on communities. The course provides students with an opportunity to develop theoretical and research informed knowledge and an appreciation of human service responses to this issue. The course will also teach students to analyse the diversity of factors leading to violence as well as factors shaping societal/governmental/community responses to violence. Course content covers a range of topics including class and economic violence, colonial and neo-colonial violence, gendered violence, family violence, cultural and political violence.
To examine the social, economic, and political implications of violence on New Zealand society, and globallyTo consider institutional and cultural violence as extending beyond direct acts of physical and psychological aggression to incorporate the violation of civil, political and social rights.To consider formal and informal social responses to violenceTo examine a range of intervention paradigms relevant to this issue
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $821.00
International fee $3,750.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences