SW 355 – Honors Oppression & Social Injustice

SW 355 is open to all students in the Honors College at the University. This course will meet the Oppression and Social Injustice requirement for all social work majors. This course critically examines issues related to the oppression of people on the basis of their gender, ethnicity, race, culture, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, religion, and national origin. It is designed to introduce the student to a range of issues of oppression and social and economic injustice pertinent to the field of social welfare and to the profession of social work. Students will also be introduced to various theoretical approaches to oppression and injustice. Specific emphasis is placed on critical and reflective thinking, and an exploration of the mechanisms of privilege and disadvantage embedded in racism, sexism, classism and other forms of systemic oppression. This course has the University Core Curriculum ‘W’ designation. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course.

3.000 Credit hours