SOCI 3007

Course No. and Title: Sociology 3007 Religion and Family Violence
Credit Value: Three (3) credit hours
Course Description: This course will examine issues pertaining to violence in religious families and the role of faith communities (and their leaders) in responding to violence in the family context.  The course will consider relevant data, theories and strategies for change.

Benefits of the course

  • This is a core course for the Family Violence Issues Certificate Program at UNB. Click here for further details.
  • The course introduces learners to elements of a collaborative community response to family violence that includes religion.
  • Learners will become more familiar with the religious diversity which is an important part of the Canadian multicultural milieu.

3 credit hours in Sociology or permission of instructors

Course Instructor:

Nancy Nason-Clark, Sociology Department, (506) 453-5177,

Catherine Holtmann, Sociology Department, (506) 458-7442,

Course Features:

The course incorporates web-based resources, PowerPoint, online video, audio and photo essays as well as experiential learning opportunities. 

Course Format:

A welcome module plus 12 content modules each consisting of four components: consider, view, read and implications.

Course Texts:

All of the required reading is available either online through the HIL website or in its print collection.

Assignments & Examinations:

The final grade is calculated:  5% for a quiz based on the course outline and 95% for the 12 written assignments based on Modules 2-12.  There are no exams for this course.

Time Limit:

6 months from the student registration date. All course assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Special Start or End Dates:

This course is delivered asynchronously so students may enroll throughout the year.


Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
MasterCard / VISA / American Express (Please call the College of Extended Learning at 1-866-599-4646  or 506 453-4646 with your credit card number, expiry date, and the name as it appears on the card. Please do not send credit card information via email).

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.