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6/27/2019Syllabus…1/10Walden UniversitySOCW 6051: Diversity, Human Rights, and Social JusticeSyllabusStudent Support and Calendar InformationSo you have all key information available to you off-line, it is highly recommended that you print the followingitems for your reference:This Syllabus, including the Course Schedule that is linked on this page as a PDFCourse CalendarStudent SupportPhoto Credit: [Plume Creative]/[DigitalVision]/Getty ImagesCredit Hours5 credit hoursWalden University assigns credit hours based on the number and type of assignments that enable students toachieve the course learning objectives. In general, each semester credit equals about 42 hours of total studentwork and each quarter credit equals about 28 hours of total student work. This time requirement represents anapproximate average for undergraduate work and the minimum expectations for graduate work. The number andkind of activities estimated to fulfill time requirements will vary by degree level and student learning style, and bystudent familiarity with the delivery method and course content.Course DescriptionThis is a foundation course in which students broadly address race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status and class,culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, and environment in an effort to better understandsocial identity. Throughout this course, students benefit from course assignments, discussions, and coursematerials to understand the role of power and privilege and oppression and marginalization on the socialdevelopment of clients. Students specifically focus on activities that help them recognize systems that support orfoster power inequities, oppression, and underutilization of human talent and skills. In addition, students engagein activities to foster self-awareness of their own role in the hierarchy of power and privilege. At the completion ofthis course, students will understand the importance of social workers developing competence in providingevidence-based contextually and culturally relevant assessments and interventions for individuals, families,groups, and communities.Course PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites for this course.Course Outcomes
6/27/2019Syllabus…2/10Students will:1. Develop students' awareness and their ability to engage in critical thinking on the issues of oppression anddiversity.2. Provide students with the knowledge and skills for social work practice with economically disadvantaged andoppressed groups in the United States.