2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SW 560 - Human Diversity and Social Justice


his course provides a foundation of knowledge for more effective social work practice with a diversity of individuals and groups. It explores the background, worldview and special needs of groups which vary in such respects as race and ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and age. The nine competencies as set forth in the 2015 CSWE accreditation standards are infused throughout this course. Emphasis is placed upon engaging diversity and difference in practice and advocacy in advancing human rights and social and economic justice. Students will demonstrate the ability to: identify how diversity shapes the human experience and is critical to the formation of identity; recognize, define and decrease systemic oppression; utilize self-reflection to effectively engage in culturally competent practice to influence domestic and global social justice change. This course assesses Social Work EPAS Competencies 1,2,5,6.
Credits: 3



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