2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

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SWK 430. Diversity, Oppression, and Social Change. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on enhancing knowledge and insight into the impact of oppressed individuals to include, but not limited to age, color disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender national origin, race, and sexual orientation. To promote self-awareness, a key component in cross-cultural social work practice, students will be challenged to thoughtfully and critically analyze their own identity development by examining personal beliefs and life-experiences with privilege and oppression. The person-in-environment assessment strategy will be applied as practical intervention strategy for future practice with diverse individuals. Pre-requisites: SWK 250, 256, 330, 331, 335, and 340. Co-requisite: SWK 426.