Contains description, rubric, and syllabus.


Student Learning Outcomes for the course are:

  • Describe factors leading to social, economic, and environmental injustice within local, national, and global social systems.
  • Critique frameworks for conceptualizing international social welfare practice (e.g., social development, sustainable development, globalization, human rights).
  • Evaluate national and global interventions aimed at ameliorating problems such as poverty, violence, poor health, and environmental degradation.
  • Demonstrates cross-cultural sensitivity and self-awareness related to understanding justice issues nationally and internationally.

Evidence Gathering: Students will gather evidence about the nature and potential causes of a social welfare issue of interest to them. They will also gather evidence about how another nation of their choosing views the issue.

Sense Making: Students will have the opportunity to review feedback from their reflection papers to aid them in this more advanced analysis. Students will analyze the assembled evidence in the cross-national comparison section of their papers.

Argumentation: Students will logically defend their arguments regarding the efficacy of each nation’s strategies designed to ameliorate the issue, especially as applies to marginalized populations. In addition, based on their synthesis of the assembled evidence, students will propose their own strategies to remedy the social policy issue.


Social Work

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Social Work Commons