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SOWK436. Social Policy and Practice

This course is designed to teach students about the systems which maintain differential access to power and privilege at the expense of marginalized populations, skills for understanding and evaluating their own values and belief system, and ways to advocate for the human services’ core value of social justice. The course also examines issues of majority-minority dynamics across a historical and sociopolitical landscape through a varied and empathetic context. Prerequisite: Entrance into the social work program and SOWK 234.  Credit 3 hours. Offered fall and spring semesters.