SOCW 490 - Social Work in Jamaica

Credits: 3

This course is cross-listed for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking to increase cultural competence and global awareness by engaging in direct human service work in the country of Jamaica. The primary delivery of this course takes place during an extended visit to Mandeville, Jamaica where students will apply social work skills and values through service learning activities in social service settings. Prior to foreign travel, students will study Jamaica's past in-depth in order to understand the historical context of the social issues currently facing this country. The course emphasizes development of knowledge and skills within a cultural and ethnic-sensitive approach to practice.

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global

Prerequisite(s): SOCW 221 ; sophomore standing, and permission of instructor required

Repeatability: Repeatable to a maximum of 9 hours
Term(s) Offered: Spring

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