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SWK 507 - Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice

3 credits

  • Indianapolis

  • Bloomington

  • East

  • Southeast

  • South Bend

  • Northwest

  • Fort Wayne

  • Online Program

This course will introduce MSW students to human rights and social justice perspectives in order to examine the shifting landscape of diversity, oppression, power, and privilege. The fundamental goal of the course is for students to develop critical consciousness in order to gain competencies to address diversity, privilege and oppression in social work practice. The importance of power and the dynamics of domination and subordination in multiple manifestations of oppression, particularly among historically oppressed groups, will be explored. An understanding of these concepts integrated with an understanding of one’s self within these systems is essential for social work practice.