SW 507 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment II: Issues of Diversity and Oppression
(3 cr.) This course examines the dynamics of racism and other forms of oppression in our society and within us, and how those dynamics are intertwined with social welfare policy and social work practice. The course places racism, sexism, ethnocentrism and other forms of oppression in the historical and current economic, political and social context of the United States. It prepares students to analyze racism, sexism and ethnocentrism as they operate at the individual, community and institutional levels, and to understand how they shape the lives of men and women of all backgrounds and identities. A major theme of the course is the social worker's professional responsibility to help achieve a non-racist, multicultural and egalitarian society. Every Year, Spring

Spring 2017