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Advanced Topics in Macro Social Work

SW799, Section 006

This course presents advanced topics in macro social work practice. The topics may include emerging
macro practice issues and advanced application of specific methods.

Topic Description / Additional Information

This course is designed to increase students’ awareness, knowledge, and understanding of issues related to diversity and social justice, including race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability status, and the intersections between these social identity groups. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of dialogue as a method for peacefully resolving conflict that may emerge due to cultural misunderstandings or oppressive dynamics, as well as skills for effectively engaging in dialogue. The topics of this course include social identity development; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; our personal and interpersonal connections to power, privilege, and oppression; understanding and resolving conflicts or resistance; the process of dialogue and coalition building across differences; and its applications in multicultural social work settings.

Semester: Fall 2014
Instructors: Thompkins, Relando B., Ormsby, Ana Catalina
Topic: Understanding Diversity and Social Justice through Dialogue
U-M Class #: 23252
Time: Sat Saturdays November 1 and 8, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: B760 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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