Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-9:20
At the end of this course students should be able to:
1.) understand the dynamics and functions of racism and oppression in institutional, cultural, and individual levels.
2.) demonstrate an awareness of strategies that empower oppressed in our society, as well as to become aware of strategies that could result in the elimination of racism.
3.) be able to interpret and respond to the behavior of clients from different cultures and demonstrate increased sensitivity to the dilemmas experienced by different racial ethnic/groups.
4.) discuss the nature and pervasiveness of individual, cultural, and institutional racism in relationship to social welfare policy and social work practice.
5.) demonstrate awareness of practice implications for working with racially/ethnic different clients and or expressions of racism in treatment/practice.
EXAMS AND QUIZZES: There will be three (3) exams during the semester. You will be tested over the textbook, lectures, films/videos, guest speakers, and any class handouts. There will be no make-up exams UNLESS the student provides a written medical or other significant excuse. A student leaving the classroom for any reason during an exam will turn-in the exam as completed. On Scantron sheets, mark hard and erase well as there will be ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGES after the exams are scored!
Exam I 100 points A = 320-288 points
Exam II 100 points B = 287-255points
Exam III 100 points C = 254-222 points
Presentation 20 points D= 221-189 points
320points F= 188-0 points
After five absences a student alert will be sent to the Dean of Students. The student will be either dropped from the class at that time or will lose 10 points per absence after missing five classes. TARDINESS OR LEAVING THE CLASS EARLY MAYBE COUNTED AS AN ABSENCE.