Feb 27, 2024  
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog 
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWK 455 Social Work Practice With Diverse Populations

3 credit hours

This course is constructed to develop students’ understanding and knowledge of the dimensions of diversity including but not limited to age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. This will include assisting students in recognizing and appreciating the strengths and resources of diverse populations. The course will also seek to promote the students’ sensitivity and knowledge of oppression, marginalization, alienation, and discrimination of individuals, groups, organizations, and communities and how it impacts social work practice. Students will also identify and challenge personal biases and values that might impact their work with diverse populations. Furthermore, the course seeks to cultivate students cultural competency at all levels of social work practice by developing and enhancing their knowledge, values, and skills. Students will learn an assortment of intervention strategies for various populations increasing their abilities to provide effective cross-cultural services. Students will be required to attend an off-campus community-based event that focuses on the fundamental concepts of the course.

Course Fee: See course schedule for exact amount.
Course is Offered: WI Every Year

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