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HLTH 48

HLTH 48: Violence as a Public Health Issue

Offered Spring 2017.  Starts Monday, January 23, 2017.  Meets 5pm to 8pm in MUB 340.

This course is a fast-paced and interactive course that examines violence and violence prevention from a public health perspective.  A few things you might want to know right away:
  • There are two required books, Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun by Geoffrey Canada and Youth Violence:Theory, Prevention and Intervention by Kathryn Seifert.  You can get them at the bookstore, or online, or used, or in the library.  There are additional required readings in Insight.
  • Please be prepared to spend about 6 hours per week on homework outside of class (9 hours per week total).
  • The course offers a mixture of skills useful for working in a violence-prevention workplace, with more conceptual knowledge and information about how public health seeks to prevent violence.

A past syllabus is posted below.  The syllabus for Spring 2017 will be posted when completed.

Please note:  in the past, this course has required a Service Learning Project.  Due to cut-backs in the program that managed service-learning, now the service-learning component is optional.



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