Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work

Payment
Обучение бесплатное
Certificate
Сертификация платная
Duration
1 час курса
О курсе

In this social sciences course, you will develop a framework for:


  • Engaging diversity and differences in social work practice.
  • Advancing human rights and social and economic justice.

We will explore the knowledge base that underlies skills needed to work towards justice. You will learn about types and sources of power, multiple social locations, social constructions, social processes, social identities, conflicts, and how all these interact.

You will develop skills in critical contextual thinking and analyses, and in praxis, learn to use knowledge and theory to recognize and critique underlying assumptions and paradigms and inform working for change.

You will learn how multiple kinds of boundaries are especially importantacross groups, between organizations and system levels, and within and between people, related to intersecting social locations.

You will actively explore how societal power and diversity characterize and shape the human experience, and are critical to the formation of social structures, cultural understandings, group and organizational processes, and identities. You will learn how the dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including: age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

You will learn how current experiences of privilege and oppression are shaped by historical forces, societal structures, social constructions, groups, interpersonal processes and human understandings. This includes an understanding of the institutional, organizational, policy, and socio-cultural arrangements that contribute to privilege and oppression. Additionally, this course will explore formulations of human rights, including positive rights, and negative conditions that need to be eradicated.

You will also study how social justice and injustice occur in organizations, institutions, and society, relevant theories that can inform work for justice (e.g., critical race theory, and components of many theories), and how mechanisms of oppression and privilege work (e.g., marginalization, exploitation, violence, cultural hegemony, and powerlessness).

This course is part of the Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Программа
Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work
Increase your knowledge and critical thinking skills related to diversity, human rights and social justice and injustice.
Что Вы изучите?
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills for working for justice, enacting critical consciousness, and engaging and addressing issues of power and diversity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social locations, constructions, processes, and identities and the diversity within these.
  • Demonstrate skills in critical contextual thinking, applying multiple theories and frameworks to illuminate underlying assumptions, biases and possible opportunities, and engaging in praxis.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the sources of power, how to mobilize power towards positive change, and ways to challenge oppressive assumptions, biases, and prejudices.
Лекторы
Jamie Mitchell
Jamie Mitchell
Assistant Professor of Social Work University of Michigan
Jamie is an assistant professor of social work and co-director of the Gender and Health Research Lab at the University of Michigan. She received her MSW from the University of Tennessee and her Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Social Work.
Платформа
EdX
Эта платформа предоставляет все курсы бесплатно. Авторами выступают топовые университеты и корпорации, которые стараются удерживать стандарты качества. За несоблюдение дедлайнов, невыполнение домашнего задания студенты теряют баллы. Как и в других платформах, лекционные видео чередуются с практическими заданиями. Обучение проводится на английском, китайском, испанском, французском и хинди.
Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work