SW 341 Comparative Racial and Ethnic Analysis I (Fall 2007, Fall 2008 – Full instructor)
This course is the first of a two-course sequence that equips students for culturally appropriate social work interventions. In this course, students acquire a framework for comparative racial/ethnic analysis by learning how discrimination influences resource allocation and stratification. They explore one racial/ethnic Twin Cities community in depth using this structural framework.
SW 342 Comparative Racial and Ethnic Analysis II (Spring 2012 – Full instructor)
This course, taken at the beginning of a social work student’s senior year, expands the structural framework for comparative racial/ethnic analysis learned in SOWK 370 Comparative Racial/Ethnic Analysis I. Students examine the strengths and limitations of a major social work intervention theory and develop strategies for combining theoretical and practical approaches to respond to real-world situations, settings, clients and cultures within communities of color and other populations at risk.