Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change

Description

In this social science course, you will learn how social workers in the United States engage in creating change and supporting the resilience of individuals, families and communities in this new era.

Learners will have an opportunity to explore the social work profession, the different roles of social workers in a range of settings, the cross cutting themes that guide social work practice, the history of social work, and current challenges.

Using a social justice lens, learners will reflect on current challenges facing the lives of individuals, families and communities and examine ways to advocate for needed changes.

This course is part of the Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Instructors

  • Barbara Hiltz

    Barbara Hiltz

    Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

  • Katie Richards-Schuster

    Katie Richards-Schuster

    Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

  • Mary Ruffolo

    Mary Ruffolo

    Professor, School of Social Work