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Social Change Theories

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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.

Semester: Spring / Summer 2020
Instructor: Beth Glover Reed
Category: CSS HBSE
U-M Class #: 63267
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

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