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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Summer 2006

WGS N393 • Social Work Practice with Mexican American Families

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
90040 MW
5:30 PM-8:00 PM
SSW 2.116
Garcia, E

Course Description

This course covers the variety of Mexican American family systems and circumstances within which they live, complexity of histories, cultural and personal identities, factors pertinent to human development through the life cycle, and the manner in which social services can be designed and developed within various fields of practice. Special issues pertinent to migration, in a bi-national context, are addressed. Finally, in preparation for subsequent practice, class and community-based activities facilitate a gradual immersion into the culture, the exploration of cultural resources within family and community systems, and the development of culturally competent communication skills, as well as the use of systemic, systematic assessment and intervention strategies for ethical direct and indirect services that promote social and economic justice and human well-being.

Grading Policy

100 points: Exam 20 points: Videotaped Interview 100 points: Term Paper 10 points: Class participation


Course supplement with all required readings Additional readings (not required) will be available in the School of Social Work Learning Resource Center


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