Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

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Health sciences 404/Women’s Studies 404 will introduce students to the roots of gender based violence, the social and cultural context in which it occurs, the mental and physical health impacts, justice and restitution frameworks, and will explore approaches to changing those structures in order to reduce or end it. Students will develop the skills to think critically about the local and global impact of gender based violence, how it intersects with other forms of oppression, and to develop an understanding of these issues that will be useful intellectually, personally, and professionally.  


Students will be required to participate in experiential learning hours outside of class.

2 credits requires 10 hours of attendance at campus events related to gender-based violence

3 credits requires attending the full volunteer training (30 hours) for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) or SafeHouse


  • No required pre-requisites
  • Open to any undergraduate
  • Will count as a nursing elective
  • Women’s Studies students:
    • Meets requirements for practicum for Women’s Studies Majors
    • Counts for the Gender & Health Minor

Offered Thursdays 12-2, Winter 2015

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