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SWK 612 MSW HSBE II: The Culture and Development Across the Life Course
3 credits; 3 hours
Second course in a two course sequence. This course explores similarities and differences in development across cultures. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the interaction between the biological/maturational aspects of development and the way cultural values, ideals and practices shape, and give meaning to, development. The course will use a history of ideas approach to explore the continuing debate on the intersection between universalist and cultural pluralist approaches to understanding development, and the relevance to social work practice. Students will use a global perspective to develop the ability to use paradigm development and critical thinking skills in their practice with clients.
Prerequisite: SWK 611
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