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Support for this project was provided by the University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Research and Postbaccalaureate Education Program, Graduate School, University of Minnesota (U of MN), Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Allina Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Center for Violence Prevention and Control is most grateful to Nancy
Nachreiner, Ph.D. student, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health,
School of Public Health, for her significant contributions to the compilation
of the course directory information.
Reviews and other contributions by Center Participants were also essential
to this effort. These participants are as follows:
- Nina Bacaner, M.D., M.P.H., Community-University Health Care Center,
- Beverly Balos, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, Law School, U of MN
- Lori Bock, Coordinator, Consortium Electronic Clearinghouse, Children,
Youth, and Family Consortium, U of MN
- Kathy Botelle, Community-University Health Care Center, Minneapolis,
- Mary Braddock, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Director, Violence Prevention Research
Initiative, U of MN, and Medical Director of Community Health and Preventive Health
Care, Children's Health Care, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Janny Brust, M.P.H., Epidemiologist, Allina Foundation, Minneapolis,
- Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work, U of
MN, and Co-Chair, Minnesota Higher Education Center Against Violence and Abuse
- Ed Ehlinger, M.D., Director, Boynton Health Services, U of MN
- Mary Louise Fellows, J.D., Everett Frasier Professor of Law, Law School,
U of MN
- Patricia A. Frazier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology,
U of MN
- Susan Goodwin Gerberich, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director,
Regional Injury Prevention Research Center and Center for Violence Prevention and Control, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health,
U of MN
- Jane Gilgun, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social Work, U
- Joan Gudorf, M.S.W., Medical Social Worker, Community-University Health
Care Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Susan Hadley, Director of WomanKind, Fairview Health System, Minneapolis,
- Wendy Hellerstedt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Maternal and Child
Health Program, Division of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, U of MN
- Rhonda Jones-Webb, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology,
School of Public Health, U of MN
- LaVohn E. Josten, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor, School of Nursing,
U of MN
- Laura K. Kochevar, Ph.D., Educational Specialist, Regional Injury
Prevention Research Center and Center for Violence Prevention and Control, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, U of MN
- Barbara J. Leonard, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Nursing,
U of MN
- James W. Maddock, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Family Social Science-College
of Human Ecology, U of MN
- Geoffrey M. Maruyama, Ph.D., Director, Center for Applied Research
and Educational Improvement, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, U of MN
- Ann S. Masten, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Director,
Institute of Child Development, U of MN
- Patricia McGovern, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Co-Director Center
for Violence Prevention and Control, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health,
School of Public Health, U of MN
- Marie Nguyen Welch, Community-University Health Care Center, Minneapolis,
- Demetra Pappas, J.D., Research Fellow, Center for Biomedical Ethics,
U of MN
- Pat Seppanen, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, National Center on
Educational Outcomes, School of Psychology, U of MN
- Deborah Wingert, Ph.D., Coordinator, Center for Violence Prevention
and Control, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, U of MN
Violence has been identified as the intentional use of physical force against another person or against oneself, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury or death. However, in addition to physical
consequences, emotional consequences are also integral to the spectrum of
violence that ranges from harassment to death; these consequences arise
from inequities in power in family and other interpersonal relationships,
as well as in the workplace and various social settings.
Identified as the number one public health problem in the United States
(U.S.), violence has intensified to epidemic proportions. Approximately
6,000 persons in the U.S. incur physical injuries and 65 die each day from
some form of interpersonal violence. In 1988, an estimated 1,016 to 2,026
children died from abuse and neglect. Homicide, accounting for over 20,000
deaths each year, is the second leading cause of death for ages 15-34 and
is the leading cause of death for young African-American males. Non-fatal
assaults account for a higher risk among those 12-24 years of age than those
in any other age group. Furthermore, although males have the highest rate
of workplace-related homicide, it is the leading cause of death for women
in the workplace, accounting for 41 percent of all occupational deaths among
women during the 1980's. As is shown in these statistics, violence is multi-faceted
and very complex.
Violence has been clearly identified as a major problem not only at the
national level, but also one that has had a compelling effect in Minnesota.
The overall objective of the Center for Violence Prevention and Control
at the University of Minnesota is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration
in research and graduate education efforts that can ultimately affect the
prevention and control of violence. To accomplish this, a cadre of faculty
members, representing multiple disciplines and colleges have joined in a
collaborative Center effort to develop enhanced opportunities for graduate
education in violence prevention and control.
A major collaborative effort among multiple disciplines is essential to
affect the pervasive public health problem of violence. There are a variety
of relevant programs and initiatives, and persons with essential expertise
throughout the University and state-wide community that can contribute to
a focused endeavor to control violence. This includes individuals from various
disciplines such as public health, epidemiology, law, psychology, sociology,
social work, public policy, and human ecology.
The information assembled in this directory is provided as a resource for
students and advisors in facilitating designs of relevant study plans. Although
extensive efforts have been made to identify pertinent courses, it is recognized
that some may have been missed inadvertently. The following courses were
identified in the University of Minnesota's Graduate School Bulletin for
1994-1996, Continuing Education and Extension University College Bulletin
for 1995-1996, Medical School Bulletin for 1995-1997, Law School Course
Catalogue for Spring 95-96, Law School Course and Seminar Summaries 1996-1997
listings, or the Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board Inventory
of Post Secondary Courses on Violence and Abuse. These courses include some
focus on violence; the degree of this focus varies greatly among courses.
Students should check with their advisors and instructors prior to enrollment.
The following symbols are used throughout the course descriptions in lieu
of page footnotes:
Course identified in the Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board Inventory of Post-Secondary Courses on Violence and Abuse.
A comma between course numbers (e.g., 8234, 8235, 8236) indicates a series of courses that may be entered any quarter. In prerequisite listings, a comma means "and" (e.g., "prereq 5101, 5102, or 5103" means the prerequisites are 5101 and either 5102 or 5103).
Approval of the instructor is required for registration.
# (Number Symbol)
Fall, winter, spring, summer (follows the course number). Use as a guide only; contact the department offering the course for updates.
f, w, s, su (Season Abbreviations)
A hyphen between course numbers (e.g., 5142-5143-5144) indicates a sequence of courses that must be taken in the order listed.
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