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Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Greek, Arabic

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Greek, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Overview of Violence

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

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

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

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
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Top reviews from Understanding Violence

By CBJul 15th 2019

This course is really helping me to understand what is violence and the different types of violence. It is inline with the research I am presently undertaking.

By SPApr 9th 2018

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

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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