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The faculty within the Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence are committed to mutual knowledge sharing both within and beyond the university. Below are some examples of courses taught within MSU, and workshops offered within the community.

University Courses

Within Michigan State University, a number of courses are taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that pertain to gender-based violence. See the schedule of Courses for a full list of classes, and every summer we offer the following online courses:

PSY 316: Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence: Promoting Resiliency
PSY 317: Sexual Assault: Context, Interventions and Prevention


About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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