Privilege & Oppression
The historical and contemporary study of privilege and oppression in American social structures. The course will critically examine the distribution of social resource to groups and individuals, using numerous theoretical models to explain how inequality is produced, maintained, and challenged. In order to best prepare students to work with and advocate for diverse clientele, students will also be exposed to the theory of Culturally Competent social work. Emphasis will be given to how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, ability and religion intersect to produce different life experiences.