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SWK (0404) 501 - Issues in Social Welfare II: Inequality,Inequity and Social Justice

Credits: 3.00

This course develops the student’s ability to analyze, design, and enact social policies based on an understanding of the factors that contribute to the existence of contemporary social problems, especially economic and social inequality and the oppression of specific population groups. The course focuses on: frameworks for social policy analysis and development; conceptualizing; defining, and developing solutions to social problems, the relationship between social constructions of the problems of oppressed groups and the ‘realities’ of their conditions; major political perspectives on the role of government in redressing inequality; the role of social movements in defining and reducing social problems; and how social workers can contribute to the achievement of social justice in the United States.

Prerequisite 1: SWK 500