Social Work

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Graduate Course Details
Number SWK 715
Title Human Diversity and Social Work Practice
Credits 3.0
Fall 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
S1 3130 9/13/16 - 12/22/16 T 9:25am - 12:05pm LAFAYETTE (117) Nechama Sammet Moring
S2 3132 9/13/16 - 12/22/16 T 6:00pm - 8:40pm LAFAYETTE (117) Monica Leisey
S3 3133 9/13/16 - 12/22/16 T 9:25am - 12:05pm LAFAYETTE (102) Julie DeFilippo
S4 3797 9/12/16 - 12/22/16 M 6:00pm - 8:40pm LAFAYETTE (005) Sara B Moore


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.