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Advanced Topics in Micro and Macro Social Work

SW796, Section 002

This course presents advanced topics in both micro and macro social work practice.  The topics may include emerging cross-cutting practice methods, advanced application of methods covered in other required methods courses, and applications of methods in specific populations.

Topic Description / Additional Information

This course is designed to help students gain an understanding of dialogue as a process 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. The 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.

Semester: Spring / Summer 2020
Instructor: Barry N. Checkoway
Topic: Using Dialogue as a Process for Understanding Equity and Social Justice
U-M Class #: 63807
Time: Sa/Su Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBA
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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