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Social Change Theories

SW611, Section 001

This course will review theories and research from the social sciences on social change, focusing especially at the societal level. Theories of social conflict, interest groups, and social movements, and such processes as consciousness-raising will be covered. Dynamics of the diffusion of innovations in society will also be addressed. Examples will be drawn from areas of practice in which social workers are involved, such as mental health and chemical dependency, child and family welfare, civil rights, health care, and consumer protection.

Topic Description / Additional Information

Week 1 (May 13) In-person
Week 2 (May 20) Online
Week 3 (May 27) NO CLASS - Memorial Day
Week 4 (June 3) In-person
Week 5 (June 10) In-person
Week 6 (June 17) Online
Week 7 (June 24) In-person
Week 8 (July 1) In-person
Week 9 (July 8) Online
Week 10 (July 15) In-person
Week 11 (July 22) Online
Week 12 (July 29) In-person

Semester: Spring / Summer 2019
Instructor: Justin D. Hodge
Category: CSS HBSE
U-M Class #: 63065
Time: Mon 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: B684 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Course Codes

H:Hybrid - a combination of web-based and face to face in person sessions

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