SyllabusStudent Support and Calendar InformationSo you have all key information available to you off-line, it is highly recommended that you print the following items for your reference:This Syllabus, including the Course Schedule that is linked on this pageas a PDFCourse CalendarSupport, Guidelines, and PoliciesCredit Hours5 credit hoursWalden University assigns credit hours based on the number and type of assignments that enable students to achieve the course learning objectives. In general, each semester credit equals about 42 hours of total student work and each quarter credit equals about 28 hours of total student work. This time requirement represents an approximate average for undergraduate work and the minimum expectations for graduate work. The number and kind of activities estimated to fulfill time requirements will vary by degree level and student learning style, and by student 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 understand social identity. Throughout this course, students benefit from course assignments, discussions, and course materials to understand the role of power and privilege and oppression and marginalization on the social development of clients. Students specifically focus on activities that help them recognize systems that support or foster power inequities, oppression, and underutilization of human talent and skills. In addition, students engage in activities to foster self-awareness of their own role in the hierarchy of power and privilege. At the completion of this course, students will understand the importance of social workers developing competence in providing evidence-based contextually and culturally relevant assessments and interventions for individuals, families, groups, and communities.Course PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites for this course.Course OutcomesStudents will:1.Develop students' awareness and their ability to engage in critical thinking on the issues of oppression and diversity.2.Provide students with the knowledge and skills for social work practice with economically disadvantaged and oppressed groups in the United States.
3.Examine the adaptive capabilities and the strengths of oppressed groups.4.Understand how personal values, beliefs, and behavior may limit the ability to practice social work ethically with people of diverse backgrounds.5.Understand strategies for advancing human rights for all through the promotion of social and economic justice.To access the Alignment Chart for this course, please select the following link:Program Outcomes and Alignment Chart (PDF)Course MaterialsPlease visit the University bookstore via your Walden student portal to ensure you are obtaining the correct version of any course texts and/or materials noted in the following section. When you receive your materials,