Social Work

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Graduate Course Details
Number SWK 715
Title Human Diversity and Social Work Practice
Credits 3.0
Winter/Spring 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
S1 3384 1/25/16 - 5/9/16 M 6:00pm - 8:40pm LAFAYETTE (004) Michael Melendez
S2 3385 1/19/16 - 5/9/16 T 9:25am - 12:05pm LAFAYETTE (103) Robert K McAndrews
S3 3386 1/19/16 - 5/9/16 T 6:00pm - 8:40pm LAFAYETTE (004) Michael Melendez
S4 3618 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Description

This course examines how diversity characterizes and shapes the human experience, contributes to identity formation, and the extent to which social structures and values may create systems which marginalize and oppress particular groups while enhancing other groups' privilege and power. Diversity is examined through social construction and intersectionality frameworks that acknowledge the multiple dimensions of diversity related to age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, race, religiion, sex, and sexual orientation. Prerequisite: SWK700.