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Ruth Rubio

Associate Faculty MSSW, University of Texas at Austin

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Biography

Professional Interests

Strategic planning, organizational development, field education, and multiculturalism/diversity.

Education

  • MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, St. Edward's University

Training

National Coalition Building Institute www.ncbi.org

Special Courses

London Study Abroad - SW 460K/495K;WGS 440 LONDON-Roots of Social and Economic Justice: An International Perspective

This course teaches students about the historical roots of the professionalization of helping others and the profession of social work. The course will also focus on the governmental social services delivery system and the impact on client populations, and the diverse cultures living in London that provide the context for social services. The course will be 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 being a citizen in an increasingly global society and to promote cross-cultural learning. There is a 10-hour volunteer component with Toynbee Hall. Historic Toynbee Hall, established in 1873, is the first settlement home and could be considered the birthplace of social work.

For descriptions of the 2007 Maymester Abroad course offerings, visit the C-GEO Web site.

WGS 440 • Roots Of Socl/Econ Justice-Eng

47700 • Spring 2011
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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.

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