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Theories and Practices for Community Action and Social Change

SW305, Section 004

This foundations course for the Community Action and Social Change Minor is designed to prepare students to be informed and active participants in the process of community building and social change. The course uses a multidisciplinary framework to develop competencies that will help students envision what community action and social change look like, identify and implement steps towards social change, build on positive sources of power, indigenous knowledge and experiences of individuals, groups, and communities who are engaged in social change efforts.

The course material covers theories and practices of community action and social change through an interdisciplinary examination of examples in research and practice. The course focuses on individuals, groups and institutions and how they interact. The course examines empirical quantitative and qualitative studies that test social change methods and provides exposure to and experience with qualitative research methods such as ethnographic observation and interviewing and qualitative data-gathering. Students are engaged in a critical and contrasting assessment of community organizing and other social change methods.

Semester: Fall 2022
Instructor: Diana W. Seales
U-M Class #: 26778
Time: Mon 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 1636 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Course Codes

J:Undergraduate course-MSW students are not to enroll
X:Social Work is the home department of this course

Other SW305 Offerings

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

Term Section Days Time  
Fall 2023 001 Mon 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM View Course
Fall 2023 002 Tu/Th 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM View Course
Fall 2023 003 Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course

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