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SW 610 - Structural Oppression

(3 units)
Advances students ability to critically examine the role of power, privilege and oppression in shaping lived experiences. A central premise of this course is that race plays a pivotal role in shaping lived experiences both within the US and globally.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. apply an evidence-informed approach to understanding racial phenomenon and structural oppression in a local and global context.
2. critically analyze the cultural biases and potential implications to explain human behavior at micro, mezzo and macro levels in the local and global context.
3. analyze the structural causes and consequences of oppression, prejudice, privilege and discrimination on human functioning.
4. identify common social institutions within society and the influence of social institutions on human functioning.
5. analyze the role of norms, beliefs, traditions, and behaviors in shaping and perpetuating culture across system levels, including organizations, communities and societies.
6. recognize the global interconnectedness of oppression and the impact on human rights.
7. examine the role of environmental justice in shaping life experiences.


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