SW 209

Practice with Culturally Diverse Populations

The course explores the differences and similarities of experiences, needs, and beliefs of diverse populations and pro- vides a theoretical foundation from which to develop differential assessment and intervention skills essential to culturally sensitive practice. Emphasis is on patterns and dynamics of discrimination, economic deprivation, and injustice. This includes discussion of the social consequences that follow oppression of minorities, women, gays, lesbians, disabled, and all populations at risk. Credit, 3 hours.