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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 fill a gap of knowledge not previously addressed in the MSW curriculum regarding the intersection of food systems and social justice. It will facilitate students’ exploration and understanding of the important role that the food system plays in families, communities, and government policies. We will explore the inequalities that exist in the food system including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), urban/rural food deserts, agriculture as a community intervention, the role of undocumented workers in food production, the role that food plays in cultures, and case studies of political/social movements that have altered the direction of our food system. The course will have a level of flexibility to accommodate student interests and will include in-class guest speakers from Southeastern Michigan’s dynamic community food activism leaders.

Semester: Spring / Summer 2016
Instructor: Mary Catherine (Mary Kate) Dennis
Topic: Food Justice or Community Practice, Food Systems and Social Justice
U-M Class #: 62987
Time: Th/Fr Thursday May 26 and Friday May 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 3752 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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