Catalogue 2020 - 2021

SW 321 Empowerment Practice with Underserved Populations

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

SW 100 and SW 320

Course Description

This is an examination of the impact of oppression on human functioning focusing on teaching students specific practice approaches for empowerment practice with oppressed groups. The course helps students to develop culturally sensitive social work practice skills and an appreciation of the impact of power and difference on the client-worker relationships. Students examine the social worker's ethical role as an advocate for social justice. Specific approaches for helping clients gain access to opportunities for growth are taught from micro and macro perspectives. The course helps students continue to develop culturally sensitive social work practice skills and an appreciation of the impact of power and difference on the client-worker relationship.

Fee