Course Descriptions

HS 309F — Policy Approaches to Gender-Based Violence

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Examines the critical social issue of gender-based violence. Gender-based violence, with a history rooted in 2nd wave feminism and the “Battered Women’s Movement”, is violence that impacts people based on the way they perform gender and society’s cultural norms around gender. In the U.S., policymakers have taken a variety of approaches to responding to, addressing, and sometimes preventing gender-based violence. During this module, students will explore some key policy approaches to gender-based violence, the impacts they’ve had, and, critically, who has been left out of these approaches. Usually offered every year.

Kaitie Chakoian