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SWK-717 Cultural Competence
This course examines theories of cultural and ethnic identity, literature related to the cultures of women, deaf and hard of hearing people, gay and lesbian people, ethnic minorities of color, and people with disabilities. Because of the complexity of culturally competent social work practice, students are required to examine personal prejudices, stereotypes, and belief systems that negatively affect the provision of services to diverse populations. Readings on oppression, identity, and minority cultures are supplemented with presentations by experts from the community and dialogue with them. The course uses classroom exercises, written assignments, and objective measurements to increase self-awareness in the context of the student’s personal identity and attitudes about difference based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
Program: Social Work
Social Work Practicum…
This course is part of a sequence with…
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This course taken in the final semester of…
Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for…
Intensive supervised study and research on topics of…
Grading System: letter grades only.
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