SWK4300 Cultural Competencies in Immigrant Social Work

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Olivia Owusu-Boakyewaah

Course Description:

This course presents the knowledge, awareness, and skills to support necessary to be a culturally competent social worker. Issues presented will involve: multidimensional aspects of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and different abilities as well as other multicultural issues in interventions with individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course is essential for all student within the social work program.

Why This Course Is Important:

The social work profession has a strong commitment to developing human service approaches that support human diversity and alleviate or eliminate social oppression and injustice This course within the social work curriculum will develop a framework for understanding and respecting culturally diverse populations. While this course specifically examines the role of oppression in shaping lives of members of various cultural groups, we as members of the social work profession are committed to dismantling all forms of oppression directed at members of any distinct group. A course in cultural competence in social work will enable clinical to be mindful of their cultural bias.