SW 697 (01) - Special Topics in Social Welfare

Top/Race&Soc Justice Help Prof

Durham   Health & Human Services :: Social Work
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 56787
Seminar for advanced majors. Topics may include: Alcohol and Alcoholism, Drugs and Chemical Dependency, Income Maintenance, Health Care, Child Welfare, Aging, Mental Health, or Developmental Disabilities. or study travel experiences. May be repeated for different topics. Prereq: permission. Special fee for course trip.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 1 times.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 TR 9:40am - 11:00am PETT G02
Additional Course Details: 

Racism and Social Justice Implications for the Helping Professions.

The nature and impact of racism will be defined and understood through historical, structural, intergroup, and psychological perspectives to support the development of human service majors. The social construction of individual and group racial and ethnic identities and their relationship to oppression, prejudice, discrimination and powerlessness in social and interpersonal contexts will be explored and their impact on individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Students will have an opportunity to examine their own experiences of both privilege and oppression. Implications for practice that is strengths oriented and culturally sensitive will be explored. The unique challenges and dilemmas that students of color, multiracial students and White students encounter in practice will be examined. Students will learn to critically examine theories, concepts, and models of practice for racial and cultural bias. The course will combine lecture, discussion, and experiential learning as students have an opportunity to examine the impact of racism in their clinical practices and in the broader American society.