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Course Details

PSYC 368  CHILD ABUSE/FAMILY VIOLENCE

An introduction to the causes and effects of abuse on children, adolescents, and families. Students will learn: the scope of child abuse, its causes, and strategies that prevent and reduce its occurrence using a variety of approaches; how to apply critical thinking skills to evaluate information about child abuse; personal emotional responses to abuse; and to develop civic participation skills around course topics. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours in psychology.

Credits:  3

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites listed for this course.

Course Notes:

Three psychology courses required.

Course elective for Concentrations in Child/Family Studies

or Concentration in Forensic Psychology.

Requires 20 hours of community service learning

outside the classroom.