Emory university is launching a Massive Open Online Course on Understanding violence on the 28 November 2016. This 6 weeks course is taught by Pamela Scully, Professor for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and African Studies and Deb Hours, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine. The course will also be joined by President Jimmy Carter, who will deliver a lecture regarding the work the Carter Center is doing to end violence around the world. He will furthermore engage in a discussion with the participants about his life and work in human rights.
Violence is one of the leading causes of death, disability and health care use worldwide. The course tackles the complex issue from a multitude of perspectives including sexual violence, the causes for violence (biological, psychological, social), different types of violence, the way how media and the arts portray violence, the economic impact of violence, the physical and mental consequences and the ways to control and prevent violence in communities.Enroll now (free)