SW 207 Fall.docx - COURSE SYLLABUS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
COURSE SYLLABUS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Social Work Course No. SW 207-03 Title: Understanding Cultural and Social Diversity Semester: Fall 2017 Instructor: Chastidy Henry E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: By appointment only I. Catalog Description: Knowledge, understanding, affirmation and respect for people from diverse backgrounds within their cultural contexts at the interpersonal level. 3 credit hours. II. Prerequisites: None. III. Course Purpose and Objectives: This course introduces theoretical and research-based information regarding human diversity in order to promote understanding, respect, and affirmation for difference. The course is foundational for the development of core social work competencies, especially in regard to engaging diversity in generalist practice. The focus is on prejudice and discrimination on the interpersonal level, with an emphasis on the development of self- awareness. The students own culture, personal values, and privilege, as well as the context of dominant culture are explored. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: A. Understand the importance of difference in shaping life experience as determined by sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, age, race, color, culture, ethnicity, religion, disabilities, class and rural status. B. Articulate theories of prejudice and discrimination. C. Recognize how a culture’s structure and values may impact privilege and power. D. Understand how one’s own identity is shaped by difference and life experience. E. Recognize one’s own values and privilege relative to people from other backgrounds. A. Demonstrate self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values when interacting with diverse individuals and groups. B. Develop sensitivity in interpersonal relations with people from diverse backgrounds. I Student Learning Outcomes: A. Describe the extent to which a culture’s structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power. 1 SW207 - 2017/2018
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
B. Demonstrate and communicate their understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences. A. Demonstrate how one’s own identity is shaped by difference and life experience. I. Core Competencies EPAS 1: Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior. EPAS 2: Engage diversity and differences in practice. EPAS 3: Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice. EPAS 4: Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice. EPAS 5: Engage in policy practice. EPAS 6: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. EPAS 7: Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern