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GEND311 Interventions in Sexual Violence

Exploration of theoretical and empirical work that looks for a solution to the problem of sexual violence. Engagement with and critical evaluation of a variety of prevention approaches.

Sexual violence is an ongoing problem in our society. This paper examines theoretical approaches to the prevention of sexual violence. Diverse and transdisciplinary contributions will be considered, including those from psychology, sociology, public health, and women's and gender studies. Of central concern will be unpacking gendered assumptions about women and men, looking at how they contribute to the "cultural scaffolding of rape". Students will be encouraged to think about how prevention efforts can continue to move forward to prevent sexual violence.

Paper title Interventions in Sexual Violence
Paper code GEND311
Subject Gender Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
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Prerequisite
18 200-level GEND or SOCI points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with GEND 334 passed in 2016 or 2017
Eligibility
This paper will be available to Gender and Sociology majors and minors and others interested in the topic who meet the prerequisites.
Contact
melanie.beres@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Melanie Beres
Paper Structure
The paper is fully internally assessed. Students will be working on their own theoretically engaged prevention projects.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Understand various methods of looking at prevention of sexual violence
  • Understand critiques and limitations of these prevention strategies
  • Develop new ways of thinking about sexual violence prevention

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard