2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CSWRK 5010 Oppression

This course introduces a range of diverse populations and social issues to include race, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other human differences. We will examine the role, function, and effects of oppression as it relates to social, economic, and environmental justice. Assumptions underlying theory and research methodologies from which the constructs of human behavior are drawn will be evaluated in terms of their influence on access to opportunities at the individual and institutional levels.  The role of oppression in planning and development of social policy and social services will also be critically examined.