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Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours videos, quizzes, and peer reviewed projects...

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Subtitles: English, Greek

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours videos, quizzes, and peer reviewed projects...

English

Subtitles: English, Greek

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Overview of Violence

We begin the course by defining violence and discussing why violence can be difficult to identify and measure. We will review the rates of violence in the U.S. and globally....
8 videos (Total 44 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Trigger Warning39s
Overview of Violence, Part 16m
Overview of Violence, Part 26m
Global Perspectives & Statistics8m
Violence in a Structural & Cultural Context7m
Collecting data on violence6m
Coffee Chat with Pamela and Deb4m
4 readings
Getting Started10m
Resources10m
Readings and Resources10m
Family Violence Exercise10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 130m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Types of Violence

The following videos will help learners become familiar with specific types of violence, including intimate partner violence, suicide, sexual violence, youth violence including cyber-bullying, child maltreatment, elder maltreatment, and gang violence. ...
8 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Gang Violence12m
Child Maltreatment10m
Youth Violence & Cyber-Bullying12m
Sexual Violence12m
Violence towards the elderly7m
Suicide12m
Coffee Chat with Deb and Pamela4m
1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 224m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Biological, Social, & Psychological Contributors of Violence

In this module we identify what environmental features increase likelihood for violence in individuals and take a look at the associations with substance use and violence. Learners have a chance to review theories around biological and genetic predispositions and responses to violence. Finally, we examine religious perspectives and issues around violence....
7 videos (Total 97 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Are We Born Bad? Biological and Psychological Determinants20m
Alcohol & Drug Use9m
Prof Abdullahi An-Na'im on Islam15m
Combatting Sacred Violence19m
Becoming Beloved Community15m
Coffee Chat with Pamela and Deb4m
1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 322m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Consequences of Violence

We begin this module reviewing the psychological effects of violence including PTSD, depression, and suicidality. Then we assess the economic impact of violence and injuries. We will explore violence in relation to the criminal justice system, and recognize the long-term impact of sexual violence in wartime. ...
8 videos (Total 89 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Economic Costs of Violence, Part 214m
Economic Costs of Violence, Part 314m
Mental Health Consequences of IPV12m
Resilience & Protective Factors6m
Violence & The Criminal Justice System14m
Prof Pamela Scully: Sexualized Violence in Conflict6m
Coffee chat with Deb and Pamela5m
1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Consequences of Violence20m
Week
5
3 hours to complete

Media Portrayal of Violence

In this module we explore how violence is represented in films in terms of character and narrative and we consider how violence is reported in the news, specifically discussing desensitization....
7 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Violence & Film Part 213m
Violence & The Media, Part 36m
Media Depictions of Mental Illness9m
Reporting of Violence in the News & Media10m
Coffee Chat with Pamela & Deb5m
Peer Review: Instructions & Motivations2m
1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
Week
6
4 hours to complete

Controlling Violence

We close this course comparing different types of violence prevention programs (primary vs. secondary; public health vs. criminal justice) and identifying key elements of successful violence prevention programs. ...
10 videos (Total 107 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
Youth Prevention Strategies11m
Video Games & Dating Violence Prevention with Drew Crecente7m
Ulester Douglas on Men Stopping Violence9m
Deb Houry on Safe Communities: Emory4m
President Jimmy Carter on the Works of The Carter Center11m
Pamela on Liberian Post-Conflict Interventions to End Violence9m
Interview with President Jimmy Carter21m
Final Coffee chat with Deb & Pamela5m
Peer Review: Instructions & Motivations2m
1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
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Top Reviews

By SPApr 9th 2018

Very much informative.. this course may help in understanding complex behavior n could help in various aspect relating violence.

By ASep 20th 2017

Very informative and interesting. Learned some great new concepts and how different types of violence impact others.

Instructors

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Deb Houry, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Emergency Medicine
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Pamela Scully, Ph.D.

Professor
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and African Studies

About Emory University

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity....

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