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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin
Appalachian State University
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

S W 5810 - Advanced Community Social Work Practice (3)

When Offered: Fall
This advanced course focuses on the social work principles of empowerment and social change as they apply to communities. Students will develop advanced knowledge of the skills and strategies needed to engage effectively in community organizing, development and planning. Consistent with social work’s focus on oppressed and disenfranchised populations, students will explore the concept of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Students will also gain advanced skills in the use of community-based participatory research and an understanding of the use of media and social media in community practice.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the MSW foundation curriculum (S W 5005 , S W 5010 , S W 5020 , S W 5030 , S W 5040 , S W 5200 , S W 5210 , S W 5220 , S W 5230 , and S W 5240 ) or permission of the MSW Program Director.