Catalogue 2016 - 2017

SW 320 Dynamics of Oppression and Empowerment


3 cr.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to understanding issues of diversity and social justice in the United States. The course will provide students with a theoretical framework for understanding the dynamics of oppression and allow students to expand their knowledge of specific forms of oppression. In addition the course will help students develop a perspective for culturally sensitive and multi-cultural social work practice, through self-examination of their own multiple identities. Students will also develop an appreciation of the impact of race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, physical and mental abilities, and sexual orientation on the client worker relationship.