WGS 440 • ROOTS OF SOCL/ECON JUSTICE-ENG
The course is designed to teach the historical roots of the professionalization of helping others and the profession of social work. The course focuses on the governmental social services delivery system and its impact on client populations, and the diverse cultures living in London that provide the context for social services. The course is taught through cultural immersion in ethnic neighborhoods, field visits, and seminars. The purpose of this course is to deepen students' understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in an increasingly global society. A further goal is to promote cross-cultural learning, and to expand critical appreciation of the social framework in which we live as it relates to the moral and ethical problems encompassed by social justice. The course involves a 10-hour volunteer component with Toynbee Hall, or another London based social service agency. Students enrolled in this course will also be required to attend meetings with the professor and orientation in order to prepare them for the study abroad Maymester course. Meetings will be held in the spring for a total of about 8 hours; schedule is to be announced.