Social Work Theory and Practice With Communities

This course focuses on the theory, knowledge, and practice skills needed to understand and engage with communities from a macro level generalist practice perspective. Emphasis will be placed on viewing human behavior and social problems as multi-casual. The planned change process for addressing community challenges and assets will be stressed with an emphasis on evidence based community intervention. Students will develop an understanding of how human diversity and ethics impacts the functioning of communities with particular focus on race, environmental justice, ethnicity, and social economic class. Prerequisite: 280, 331, admission to the social work program.