This course examines human rights within a social work framework from a European perspective. The European focus is on Germany although discussion about Europe generally is also an important part of the course. The course provides students with an introduction to economic and political human rights in Europe, with a United States perspective integrated into the instruction. Field visits and course instruction illustrate human rights principles as they apply to social work. The location of Munich adds essential context to the study of human rights, as contemporary human rights arose from the history in this part of the world. Participants have the opportunity to explore human rights that apply to their own experiences, as well as historical events. This course is ideal for undergraduate or graduate students in social work, but would also be suitable for students and non-students interested in a general, cross-cultural introduction to human rights. The program fee is $ 1650 and that includes: accommodation, breakfast, local transportation, entrance fees and health insurance. It does not include tuition (in State SIUC) or airfare. Students can transfer their credit hours into their own program. Financial aid might be available also.
Earn credit toward your Social Work Degree! SW333 examines the cultural and structural aspects of poverty and their impact on populations at risk both globally and in the United States. It explores the particularly damaging effects of poverty on women, children, and persons of color and encourages exploration of societal and social welfare policies and practices which contribute to or reinforce impoverishment. The course also encourages exploration of the need for practitioners to become more aware of and sensitive to the effects of poverty on human behavior and to examine how professionals in social welfare organizations relate to impoverished and oppressed persons.
This unique program is structured to provide you with a rich introduction to Cuernavaca, Mexico, its culture, language and people. Separate tracks have also been created for you to for in-depth study in Social Work, Education, Business, or Nursing and Healthcare topics in depth. There will be numerous day-long excursions to cultural and historic sites, in addition to Spanish language instruction.
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