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International Social Work
SW553: International Social Work The course will focus on advocacy and social action from a global perspective. Themes pertinent to international social work in developing countries, such as poverty, hunger, education, globalization, sustainable development, colonialism, and imperialism will be addressed. In addition, the role of civil society, non-governmental organizations, the United Nations, the World Bank, WTO, and IMF in eradicating these conditions will be explored and analyzed using a social justice and human rights perspective in developing countries. In this course, students will also learn about what constitutes international social work, social action and advocacy, and the role of social work in promoting change. Students will be required to develop and implement a project that involves some aspect of advocacy and social action. Prerequisite: SW401A; SW409 or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirement for a social action course.
- Course number: SW-553
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture