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

Spring 2009

WGS 440 • Roots of Socl/Econ Justice-Eng

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Course Description

The course teaches students about the historical roots of the professionalization of helping others and the profession of social work. It will focus on the governmental, social, and health services and the impact on client populations and the diverse cultures living in London that provide the context for services. The course will be taught through cultural immersion in ethnic neighborhoods, field visits, and seminars. The purpose of the course is to deepen students' understanding of the rights and responsibilities of being a good citizen in an increasingly global society and to promote cross-cultural learning. This course offers an opportunity to complete a ten-hour volunteer component with Toynbee Hall or other social service agency.

There will be five spring seminars to prepare for the course. The seminars are not scheduled at this time. The course will be from M ay 26 to June 19, 2009, in London, England.


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