This course presents advanced topics in macro social work practice. The topics may include emerging
macro practice issues and advanced application of specific methods.
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|
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|Credits:||1 Credit Hours|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106