|Undergraduate Course Details|
|Title||Understanding Diversity and Culture Competence in Human Service|
|Prerequisites||SOC201 and PSY101 or approval of Department Chairperson|
The purpose of this course is to explore the consequences of race, class and ethnicity for social welfare institutions and social work professionals. Among the topics explored are the psychological and institutional consequences of oppression and minority-group status; institutional racism; the helping relationship in the intercultural setting; and alternative strategies for eliminating discriminatory and oppressive social policies. Readings, class discussions, and experiences aim to assist students in developing interculturally-sensitive social work values and techniques. Three lecture hours per week. Required of all Social Work majors and minors.