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SWK 225 Diversity and the Disenfranchised (3 credits)

Course Description

An online course integrating theory and application of concepts through case study dealing with issues related to diversity, oppression, discrimination, human rights and social justice.  Dimensions related to Women’s Issues, Immigration and Acculturation, Religion and Spirituality, Social Class and Sexual Orientation will be explored.

Learning Results

• To contribute to the understanding, sensitivity, and commitment to social justice.
To demonstrate the application of critical thinking within the context of professional social work practice and application to diversity issues.
To demonstrate an awareness of personal values and how this impacts interaction with clients, colleagues and community.
Evaluate the usefulness of competing theories and models to explain oppression and disenfranchisement.
Be able to critique current Christian responses to social needs in the US and globally and advocate for changes that promote a biblically based understanding of social justice


Learning Documentation

This class consists of 3 exams, 2 papers, 10 journal entries, and a participation grade.

Learning Evaluation

The exams make up 30% of the final grade, the papers 40%, the journal entries 25%, and the participation 5%.

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