About this Course

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Approx. 8 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Violence PreventionBackground ChecksDiscourseLicensing

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 1 hour/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

What is firearm purchaser licensing?

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min)
4 videos
Background Checks3m
Purchaser Licensing5m
Questions and Concerns about Guns and Gun Violence: Responses from Dr. Cassandra Crifasi11m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

How do firearm purchaser licensing systems work?

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 10 min)
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

How does firearm purchaser licensing address gaps present in federal law?

1 hour to complete
2 readings
2 readings
White Paper: The Impact of Handgun Purchaser Licensing on Gun Violence25m
Infographic on Background Checks and Handgun Purchaser Licensing10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

How can grassroots efforts advance firearm purchaser licensing?

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 16 min), 1 reading
1 reading
Policies to Reduce Gun Violence in Illinois: Research, Policy Analysis, and Recommendations30m

Instructors

Image of instructor, Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH

Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH

Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Image of instructor, Rebecca G. Williams, MSPH

Rebecca G. Williams, MSPH

Teach-Out Program Manager
Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • Teach-Outs are short learning experiences, each focused on a specific current issue. Attendees will come together over a few days to learn about a subject or event and gain skills. Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events provide opportunities for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community.

  • We're offering these Teach-Outs on a platform designed for learning, so sometimes we take advantage of the platform tools. Quizzes are one way of helping everyone "get on the same page" about the topic, and be better able to discuss and ask questions. You can take the quizzes as many times as you want in order to pass, or you can move past them if you aren't interested in testing your knowledge.

  • Teach-Outs are free learning experiences!

  • No, this isn't a course, therefore we don't offer a Course Certificate.

  • The subject matter of this course covers situations and events that are potentially disturbing to some learners. For example, suicide, domestic and intimate partner violence, violent crimes, and mass shootings are discussed throughout this course and may trigger personally traumatic experiences.

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