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Any departmental topics course may be used as an elective with the prior approval of the department chair. Introduction to Social Welfare and Justice.
Introduction to social work, social welfare and social justice; explores the ethics, values and goals of social welfare and justice. Examines historic, contemporary and global social issues and social change practices. Service Learning links the experiential to the theoretical.
Immigrants and their Communities. An in-depth examination of historic and contemporary immigration to the U.
The effects of immigration law and social policies on the socio-economic mobility and well being of immigrant families are examined. The oral history method is used to capture immigrant experience. Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Provides foundation in the study of human behavior based on content and concepts used by social workers as helping professionals, theories and research from social science and life experience.
Includes biological, psychological and social changes of individuals across the life span, and how each life course is also shaped by diversity of time, gender, race, ethnicity, social class and other dimensions.
Social justice challenges to healthy development, such as the impact of poverty, discrimination and violence, are also examined. Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice.
Introduction to conflict resolution and restorative justice, the two major approaches used in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Begins with theory and practice of facilitative mediation for resolving interpersonal and intergroup conflicts. Direct application examples, such as from family court, may be included.
Continues with a focus on restorative justice as a way to heal and restore personal and community relationships rather than through punishment. Students learn primarily through reading key works in the field, lecture with discussion, invited speakers and active learning exercises. Teaches basic leadership and organizing skills.
Designed to be interactive and experiential, with role-plays, case studies and self-evaluations. Service Learning is required and implemented through Common Ground, an alliance of organizations seeking to make social change in Greater Milwaukee.
Course taught in an international setting by Marquette professors and where students earn Marquette credit. Study Abroad expenses apply. Social Welfare Policy and Services. Examines the history, importance and practice of public policy and social services in supporting social welfare and achieving social justice in the United States.
Provides a framework for policy analysis and critical assessment in such areas as health, housing, food, employment and the needs of vulnerable populations. Includes social work and other advocacy roles in policy work.
Practice Skills with Individuals, Families and Groups. Introduction to practice skills with individuals, families, groups and communities. Students develop skills in supportive listening, interviewing and establishing and maintaining professional relationships.
Specific strategies for working with groups and families are developed. Classroom labs are linked to service learning. Victim Services and Policies. Explores the history of victim services, the effects of victimization on individuals, families, and communities, the development of policies and the services available to victims within and external to the criminal justice system.
Specialized topics may include family violence, workplace violence, public tragedy, violent crime, and white collar crime. Introduction to family practice, primarily examining communication and structural models.
Various theories of family intervention. Exploration of the process from initial problem assessment through intervention planning, implementation, evaluation, and termination.
Simulations, role play and other classroom exercises help students understand how theories and techniques are applied in practice. Advocacy and Social Change Theory and Practice. Review various theoretical and historical perspectives on injustice and oppression, within the context of social change strategies.
Learn agency and legislative advocacy skills with a specific focus on victim advocacy and at-risk populations.
Analyze values and ethical perspectives related to social change.To describe the individual functions and integrations of the components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.
To use legal research skills to locate, analyze, and discuss the content of statutory and case law. The Social Welfare and Justice major is designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to pursue successful careers in social service, social policy analysis, mediation and intervention, and social justice advocacy.
[Content note: hostility toward social justice, discussion of various prejudices] “Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words! I get words all day through. ARTS (ART ) - Art Appreciation.
The development of a satisfying discourse between the student and the work of art, employing a selective survey of major achievements and movements in the. Jan 3 Wednesday pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting @ REI, El Camino Real Our January planning meeting will again be a joint meeting with OC Clean Power and Climate Action OC.
Due to the holidays, this meeting will be on the first Wednesday in January, rather than our normal first Tuesday. In , the ratio between the income of the top and bottom 20 percent of the world's population was three to one.
By , it was eighty-six to one. A study titled "Divided we Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising" by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sought to explain the causes for this rising inequality by investigating economic inequality in OECD.