Course descriptions are provided for available courses AND their prerequisites. View a list of courses offered during the Summer 2012 term.
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Realities of Racism & Oppres
SW409: Realities of Racism and Oppression in Today's World (required) This course is an intensive examination of the dynamics of various forms of oppression in American society. The selection of the oppression of racism is deliberate. This acknowledges a visible stigma in current society of color, and the ongoing, complex and confusing dialogue about race. The course is organized around critical race theory and theories of intersectionality. Levels of analyses include institutional, psychological and applied perspectives. The course explores the costs of white racism to all individuals and its differential impact on whites and people of color. It provides a framework for confronting racism/oppression more resourcefully on personal and professional levels. The importance of power and the dynamics of domination and subordination in all forms of oppression will be explored. Practice issues will be examined in relation to multi-level interventions (i.e. individual, group, organizational and institutional).
- Course number: SW-409
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture