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    Otterbein University
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 3504 - Escaping From the Shadows, Coming into Voice; Violence Against Women and Girls

Hours: 4
The course will provide a comprehensive overview of violence against women and girls, both locally and globally. It will address rape culture, the prevalence of sexual assault, the social stigmas that attach to women who have been sexually assaulted or raped, and the larger cultural narratives that normalize violence against women and girls. The course will also address intimate partner abuse, rape as a tool of war, and sex trafficking. Throughout the course, our attention will be focused on meaningful personal response and social action, so we will emphasize how we might raise awareness of this epidemic of violence as well as facilitate needed social change.
 
Notes: This course fulfills the dyad requirement when paired with one course from among ARTH 3300, COMM 4100, FMST 3281, INST 3501, INST 4011, WGSS 3010, WGSS 4026.