AbstractGiven the high incidence of intimate partner violence as well as sexual abuse, assault, and violence that occurs within relationships, this assignment is designed to offer students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the impacts of such abuse and violence in the lives of survivors. This assignment also allows students to connect course...
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- College 300
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Usage NotesThis assignment, while designed around the assigned reading of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz may also be adapted to other novels or films that have characters who experience sexual and intimate partner abuse, assault, and violence. In addition, if instructors are not able to launch a Clothesline—or similar project—on campus, a photo...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Recognize distinctions between types of sexual and intimate partner abuse and violence.
- Show creative ways that survivors of sexual and intimate partner abuse and violence can respond to and demonstrate their agency around the abuse and violence they experienced.
- Learn about the creation of grassroots campaigns to educate others on the existence, extent, impacts, and eradication of intimate partner and sexual abuse, assault, and violence.
- Students distinguish between abuse and violence that takes place within families and intimate relationships as well as between psychological, emotional, physical, verbal, and sexual forms of abuse and violence.
- Students design and create a t-shirt that allows survivors of various forms of sexual and intimate partner violence to educate others about the realities of such abuse and violence and confront their abusers.
- Students view presentations of contributions to The Clothesline Project and create a similar contribution, based on their reading of a required course reading.