Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Comm 317U Communicating About Violence and Children

Investigation of endangered and violated children in environments including domestic and global. Threats to children’s safety, survival, quality of life, family or alternative care, education, health and health care, and basic human rights are examined. Trends in public awareness, information systems, organizational advocacy and intervention efforts are assessed for impact and effectiveness. Students will employ specific listening and speaking practices to promote substantive class discussions. Areas of violence investigated include: physical, sexual and verbal abuse; child soldiers; slavery; war; starvation, disease and displacement; teaching hatred; religion used as a weapon; cyber-stalking and bullying.


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