Social workers taking courses from our MicroMasters program on edX may receive social work continuing education contact hours for their participation.
In order to receive social work CE contact hours, please enroll in the course on edX as a verified learner. Only those whose completion is verified through edX are eligible for social work CE hours.
The following MicroMasters courses are currently offering social work CE contact contact hours for verified completion:
Students will actively explore how societal power and diversity characterize and shape the human experience, and are critical to the formation of social structures, cultural understandings, group and organizational processes, and identities. The dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. In this course, students will learn how current experiences of privilege and oppression are shaped by historical forces, societal structures, social constructions, group and interpersonal processes, and human understandings, including an understanding of the institutional, organizational, policy, and socio-cultural arrangements that contribute to them. Additionally, this foundation course will explore formulations of human rights, including positive rights, and negative conditions that need to be eradicated. This course also studies how social justice and injustice occur in organizations, institutions, and society; relevant theories that can inform work for justice (e.g., critical race theory, and components of many theories); and how mechanisms of oppression and privilege work (e.g., marginalization, exploitation, violence, cultural hegemony, and powerlessness).
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106