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Advanced Topics in Social Work

SW713, Section 002

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.

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This course will apply African-centered values and principles in historical and contemporary context to the implementation of traditional methods in interpersonal practice with African American families. The course is bounded by a strengths and resilience framework in which students will 1) obtain an overview of the African worldview and the history, culture, and contributions to world civilization of African-descended people; 2) become familiar with literature that exemplifies the integration of the Africentric perspective in practice with African American families; and 3) utilize the case study method to apply knowledge gained. The course will be offered in a seminar format in which students have an active role in structuring their own learning, building on content delivered by guest lecturers and utilizing relevant reading materials (course pack), experiential activities and electronic media.

Semester: Fall 2015
Instructor: Leslie D. Hollingsworth
Topic: An Africentric Approach to Interpersonal Practice with African American Families
U-M Class #: 24025
Time: Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 3816 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1-3 Credit Hours

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