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Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work

Increase your knowledge and critical thinking skills related to diversity, human rights and social justice and injustice.

Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work is an online course offered by the University of Michigan in the United States. Although the class has no prerequisites, it is an advanced course. Those with previous education or work experience in the field of social work will be in the best position to benefit from the class. The class can be taken on its own or as a part of the Micro Masters program in Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research offered by the university.

Through Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work, students will learn about the relationship between diversity and social justice and the work of social workers. By the end of the class, students will be more aware of social justice issues and be able to analyze real life social work applications for theories related to diversity and social justice.

Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work lasts for 8 weeks and will require 8 to 10 hours of study time weekly. Each week, students will watch a series of videos, and complete supplemental readings and graded assignments. The modules included in the curriculum are: A Theory of Everything: Defining Social Justice in a Socially Unjust World

Race and Justice; Gender and Justice Week; Class and Justice Week; Understanding Intersectionality Week; Income Inequality Week; Examining Ourselves Week; Addressing Oppression; and What can be done?


University of Michigan
6-10 hours (per week)
Social Justice
8 Weeks

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