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Advanced Topics in Social Work

SW713, Section 004

This course is taught by various members of the program faculty. Each version of the course has its own subtitle, some being offered one time only while others are repeated and may evolve into regular courses with their own course number and title.

Topic Description

This course is offered by the Law School and is by instructor consent only. Students will need to send a resume and statement of interest to https://www.law.umich.edu/problemsolving/Pages/default.aspx by Saturday, March 25. Any questions should be directed to the instructor(s). If accepted, the Law School will then notify the SSW Registrar so an electronic permission can be entered to allow for the enrollment. This course is across multiple disciplines and will have very limited enrollment.

Graduate and professional students in architecture and urban planning, business, law, sociology, public health, public policy, and social work are eligible to take this course.

Working as a group with guidance from the instructors, students will design an interdisciplinary, comprehensive plan to address the unavailability of affordable, stable, and integrated housing for working poor people in the United States. We will focus on innovative, community-based solutions to this problem. Students will work collaboratively across disciplines to create a coherent plan to present to a hypothetical client such as a local, state, or federal governmental agency or a foundation. Class sessions will focus heavily on presentations or interviews with experts. Students also will be expected to spend significant time outside of class working in teams to reach out to relevant stakeholders, conduct research, draft documents, and otherwise work toward the creation of the plan. Although students will be broken into teams and assigned different projects, the class as a whole will work as a team to create a single interdisciplinary plan. Through active participation in the course, students will learn how to solve a social problem through analysis of best practices across a variety of disciplines, work effectively with members of a team, and generate policy.

Semester: Fall 2017
Instructors: Samuel Bagenstos, Lacy, Karyn
Topic: Stable and Integrated Housing for America's Working Poor
U-M Class #: 31981
Time: Tue 3:00 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: LSSH1060
This course is not taught within the SSW building.
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Course Codes

U:Meet-Together - Has at least one non-SW class listing
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