May 19, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWK 524 - Social Work Practice and Cultural Diversity

This course is offered as a requirement in the foundation year of the curriculum and provides preparation for the student to engage in sensitive, culturally competent, cross-cultural and cross-ethnic social work practice. The course focuses on the processes of privilege and oppression in society, and the experiences, needs, and responses of people of who have been subjected to institutionalized forms of oppression because of their particular collective characteristics. Social work theory, knowledge, and practice skills are emphasized in order to guide culturally competent interventions aimed at addressing the needs of diverse groups. Both cognitive and affective processes are stressed throughout the course.

Prerequisites & Notes
Open to students in MSW Program. Course also open to students in the Creative Arts Therapy and Higher Education Student Affairs Administration graduate programs.

Credits: 3

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