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Graduate Course Details
Number SWK 715
Title Human Diversity and Social Work Practice
Credits 3.0
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
S1 3048 1/23/17 - 5/8/17 M 6:00pm - 8:40pm LAFAYETTE (103) Michael Melendez
S2 3049 1/17/17 - 5/8/17 T 6:00pm - 8:40pm LAFAYETTE (102) Yvonne Ruiz
S3 3050 1/17/17 - 5/8/17 T 1:40pm - 4:20pm LAFAYETTE (004) Yvonne Ruiz


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.

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