This required foundation course is designed to increase students’ awareness, knowledge, and critical skills related to diversity, human rights, social and economic justice. The topics of this course include developing a framework for 1) engaging diversity and differences in social work practice and 2) advancing human rights and social and economic justice. We will explore the knowledge base that underlies skills needed to work towards justice. These include types and sources of power, multiple social locations, social constructions, social processes, social identities, conflicts, and how all these interact. A major emphasis is on developing skills in critical contextual thinking and analyses, and in praxis, learning to use knowledge and theory to recognize and critique underlying assumptions and paradigms, and inform working for change. Multiple kinds of boundaries are especially important—across groups, between organizations and system levels, and within and between people, related to intersecting social locations.
|Instructor:||Jennifer K. Towns|
|U-M Class #:||33657|
press escape to closeProgram Type describes the program in which you are pursuing, i.e., residential or online part-time. At this time, residential students may not enroll in online part-time courses and online part-time students may not enroll in residential courses.
press escape to closeFormat refers to the instruction of an offering, i.e., in-person, hybrid, or online.
Hybrid Gp B
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In-person classes will meet on the day and time they are scheduled during the Group A, B or C weeks as follows:
|Credits:||3 Credit Hours|
|H:||Hybrid - a combination of web-based and face to face in person sessions|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106