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Critical Reflexive Global Practices

SW681, Section 001

This course is designed to prepare social work students for effective and ethical professional practice in global social work contexts.

This course works from a framework that acknowledges that global issues and practice are not bound by physical borders. Global contexts within the USA and abroad will be explored. These contexts will be within and across different cultural, geopolitical, socio-economic, organizational, and interpersonal settings.

Ongoing development of critical consciousness is the core of this course. Throughout the course, students will critically and reflexively examine the impact of their positionalities, privilege, values, assumptions, prejudice, and biases. Specific attention will be placed on analyzing types, levels, and sources of power and mechanisms of oppression to assist students in addressing global inequalities. They will use such expanding/increasing critical understanding and insights to more effectively work including advocacy and developing allyship in diverse global contexts.

Semester: Winter 2021
Instructor: Cristina B. Bares
U-M Class #: 34869
Time: Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Program Type: Residential
Format: Online
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Pathway Associations

Community ChangeGlobalInterpersonal PracticeManagement & LeadershipPolicy & PoliticalProgram EvaluationOlder AdultsChildren & Families
ElectiveRequirement (Host)

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* The course listings below are provided for reference only. These offerings may be subject to change or cancellation.


Term Section Days Time  
Winter 2022 002 Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course

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