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Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work

Published on: 24/01/2017

Hosted by the University of Michigan, this 8-week, online, and facilitated course is designed to increase your knowledge and critical thinking skills related to diversity, human rights and social justice and injustice. The course is free of charge to take (although for $199 participants can gain a verified certificate), and begins on April 25th, 2017.

Following the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills for working for justice, enacting critical consciousness, and engaging and addressing issues of power and diversity.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of social locations, constructions, processes, and identities and the diversity within these.
  3. Demonstrate skills in critical contextual thinking, applying multiple theories and frameworks to illuminate underlying assumptions, biases and possible opportunities, and engaging in praxis.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of the sources of power, how to mobilize power towards positive change, and ways to challenge oppressive assumptions, biases, and prejudices.
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2 comments on “Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work

  1. udanga jarigbe says:

    I will like to gain a verified certificate

    1. Steve Tovell says:

      Dear Udanga Jarigbe,
      Please visit the edX website for further details at
      Kind regards

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