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SWK 611 MSW HSBE I: The Sociocultural Construction of the Human Experience
3 credits; 3 hours
First of a two course sequence. Introduction to the sociocultural concepts that define the context of human experience. This course will explore the areas of culture, social structures, inter-group relationships and identity, concepts of ethnicity, race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, and disability. Students will learn how these variables impact the lives of groups, communities, families and individuals. The implications of a sociocultural construction of the human experience for social work practice will be explored. This course will examine the uses and misuses of power in constructing social identities and social meanings as well as personal and group experiences. It will explore how social identity and position affect access to services and resources.
Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW program
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