Course Catalog


Battered Women

This course focuses on legal, social, and emotional issues. Discussions examine such topics as the politics of battering and the thinking behind it; the practical problems faced by battered women; the social and legal remedies presently available and why their effectiveness is so limited; how the issue of violence against women finally came to the public's attention; how society has perpetuated the myths behind battering; how the processes that perpetuate the violence might be reversed. The course also considers shelters, direct action, and legal and legislative reform in this area, including controversial self-defense cases involving battered women who have killed abusive spouses or lovers.

Offered in:

2016 Summer

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01A 1587 TuTh
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Andrews,Julianna H M03-0204
Session: Cont. Education Session 2
Class Dates: 05/31/2016 - 06/30/2016
Capacity: 35
Enrolled: 6
Status: Open
Credits: 2/2
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