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Political Social Work

SW640, Section 002

This course will introduce students to political social work, which is social work practice, theory, and research that focuses on the use of policy and politics to create social change. Students will gain an understanding of how politics impacts their lives as well as the lives of those served by social workers on both a micro and macro level. This course will prepare students for work in political settings, such as on advocacy and electoral campaigns, as staff for elected officials, and running for office themselves. Students will develop practice skills for policy advocacy and engaging with policymakers, influencing policy agendas, and empowering clients to become politically engaged. Students will critically examine the role of social workers in politics throughout history and the ethics that govern practice in political settings. Finally, students will develop a political engagement plan to facilitate their continued involvement.

Alert: Course Cancelled
Semester: Winter 2023
Instructor: TBA
U-M Class #: 34643
Time: Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBA
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Pathway Associations

Community ChangeElective
Global
Interpersonal Practice
Mgmt & Leadership
Policy & PoliticalRequirement (Host)
Program Evaluation
Older Adults
Children & Families

Other SW640 Offerings

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


Term Section Days Time  
Winter 2023 001 Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course

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