Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.CourseSW 325 Human Diversity & Social JusticeSemesterFA 2008 HOFacultyHubbert, Paulette D.Degrees/CertificatesMSW, LCSWCSACIICPSOffice LocationBY APPOINTMENTOffice HoursBY APPOINTMENT ONLYDaytime Phone816-373-7914E-Mailpaulette.firstname.lastname@example.org@yahoo.comWeb Pagehttp://www.inspiredwholeness.comSemester DatesAugust 18- December 12, 2008Class Days--T-R--Class Time1:00 - 2:15 PMPrerequisitesIt is recommended that SO315 Minority Group Relations be taken prior to SW325.Credit Hours3Textbook:
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States Seventh Edition Rothenberg, P.S., ISBN: 0-7167-6148-3
White Privilege, Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism Rothenberg, P.S., ISBN: 0-7167-5295-6Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreTextbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources:
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Anne Fadiman, (not at bookstore, on Amazon.com)
Blaming the Victim, William Ryan, (not at bookstore, on Amazon.com)
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Course Description: This course provides a foundation of knowledge for more effective social work practice with a diversity of individuals and groups. It explores the background, world view and special needs of groups which vary in such respects as race and ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and age. It is recommended that SO315 Minority Group Relations be taken prior to SW325. 3:0:3Educational Philosophy:
The profession of Social Work emerged in response to racial. ethnic and economic divisions that exist in society. These differences result in instances of social and economic injustice, discrimination, distrust, conflict, and violence.
It is vitally important that citizens, regardless of their professional identity, be prepared to efficiently and critically consider their environment in order to identify, strategize, and communicate an effective response to the matters before them. This is as true in business, science, education and government service as it is in social work.
We are forever students of life. As the world evolves, so must we if we are going to be effective. There are times when silence isn’t golden and you must ask the difficult questions not to only gain knowledge, but to understand and take action.
It’s through knowledge that we can effect change.
SW 325 Human Diversity & Social Justice
FA 2008 HO
Hubbert, Paulette D.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
August 18- December 12, 2008
1:00 - 2:15 PM
It is recommended that SO315 Minority Group Relations be taken prior to SW325.
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States Seventh Edition Rothenberg, P.S., ISBN: 0-7167-6148-3
White Privilege, Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism Rothenberg, P.S., ISBN: 0-7167-5295-6
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
-Exam (LO 1-3, 6)
- “Letter from Jail” Essay (LO 3,8)
-Article Reviews (4)(LO 1)
-Publishable Article (LO 5,7,8)
-Core Assessment Assignment ;”Faces of Opression” paper
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The American Dream Essay - In 2-3 pages, describe what the "American Dream" means to you. You must use correct spelling, grammar, double-space and 12 font. Correct format also means indenting paragraphs and not making a space between paragraphs. If any quotes or sources are used, these must be cited in correct APA format.
Review on Racism: Provide four definitions of racism including your own. Discuss your feelings regarding each definition. Discuss the concept of white privilege based on your readings and personal experience. Give examples and discuss your feelings about each. Describe two examples of racism from your personal experience and two examples of institutional racism that you are aware of personally or that you are aware of from readings. Referring to Beverly Tatum's article on page 127 of White Privilege what is the distinction she makes between racist and racism. Do you agree or disagree. Discuss this. Provide and discuss three examples of how language perpetuates racism. According to Eduardo Bonilla-Silva article on pgs 132-138, Race Class and Gender, what are the four central frames of color blind racism, are minorities hypersensitive? Discuss this. Based on all your various readings, what are your suggestions to overcoming racism. (4-5 pages)
Sexism paper: Describe the concept of sexism from at least three differing sources; including one of your own. These perspectives may be contradictory. Document at least one published source that explains, defends, justifies, or rationalizes each perspective. Discuss gender roles in our society. Discuss the popular images of men and women and how this contributes or distracts from sexism. What is the correlation between gender roles and sexism? Use outside sources in addition to your own opinion. What do you believe is the solution to sexism in our society. Describe from your own life at least two examples of sexism that you have personally experienced or observed. (4-5 pages)
Homophobia/heterosexism: Define homophobia and heterosexism. Use your opinion plus another source. Discuss your opinion as to how people become homophobic. Describe at least one rationalization or justification for homophobia. Describe a realistic response that may diminish ones rationalization or justifications for homophobia. Based on your own life experiences, what are some stereotypes of gays and lesbians. Describe some means of refuting or diminishing these stereotypes. How do these stereotypes or images of GLBT relate to how they are treated. Describe two examples o the obstacles other than violence that confront GLBT in seeking civil equality and justice. Discuss two examples of what can be done to confront and perhaps diminish anti-gay violence. One example may be what you could do. (NOTE: This assignment is not intended to compel you to lie about or accept a lifestyle that may be contrary to your personal values. It is intended to compel you to think about how we treat others in a civil and just manner.) (4-5 pages)
The American Dream - 5 points
Jail letter - 10 points
Class issues of Wealth and Power - 10 points
Racism - 10 points
Sexism - 10 points
Homophobia/heterosexism - 10 points
Attendance/participation - 10 points
Final Core assessment paper 30 points
Journal - 5 points
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Due to the sensitive nature of the material covered in this class, it is important that an environment conducive to open discussion of potentially uncomfortable and emotional issues be promoted. If any student feels they cannot adhere to any of these rules, they may want to consider another course. Any breech of these standards may impact the final grade. The following are the rules of conduct for this class:
1. Class attendance is imperative. Failure to attend class regularly means a student loses out on the valuable information provided by other students.
2. Tardiness is disruptive to the class and will result in points being deducted from the final grade.
3. Active participation is imperative in the classroom. In order to actively participate, the student must come to class prepared for that class. This means the reading needs to be completed.
4. All papers are to be written in 12-font, double-spaced, using APA style. Sources must be used and adequately cited. Wikipedia is not considered an appropriate source. If it is used it must be cited but it does not count for the number of sources.
5. Personal perspectives including differences will be valued. Degrading or discriminatory remarks or behaviors are not acceptable.
6. Due to the sensitive material, courtesy and respect must be maintained at all times. This includes students not having private conversations while others are talking.
7. If a student's behavior in the classroom is disruptive, the instructor will allow the student an opportunity to correct the behavior without consequences. If the behavior continues to be disruptive, the student may be asked to leave the classroom and may be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs.
8. In this class, we will be acknowledging that discrimination exists in many forms.
9. We will acknowledge that any critical discussion of the many "isms" involved in discrimination may mean that we need to recognize that we have learned and believed misinformation about our own respective groups as well as members of other groups.
10. We cannot be blamed for the misinformation we have learned, but we may be held responsible for propagating information that we know to be untrue or malicious.
11. We will actively pursue information about our own group and those of others.
12. We will share information about our own groups with other members of the class, and we will not demean, devalue, or in any way negate another's experience.
13. We each have an obligation to actively analyze, understand, and confront unjust and inaccurate stereotypes in the interest of domestic and international justice.
15. We will create a positive atmosphere for open discussion, even though learning may at times be frightening, painful or uncomfortable.
16. We will focus on the solution, not the individuals.
Week One Aug 19/21
Week Three Sep 2/4
RGB: PVI, # 7-11
Week Four Sep 9/11
RCG: PV #1, PIII #11, WP: P1 #3
American Essay Due Sep 11
Week Five Sep 16/18
RCG: PII #1-5 &8, PVI #28, WP: 3#2
P IV # 1,2,5,12,18,23,25, P VIII #1
Racism Essay due on Oct 2
Week Eight Oct 7/9
RCG: PVI #18, PVIII #7-8, PIX #12
1st Journal Entries due
Week Nine Oct 14/16
Spring Break - no class
Week Ten Oct 21/23
Classism Essay Due Oct 23
Week Eleven Oct 28/30
Sexism Essay Due Oct 30
Week Twelve Nov 4/6
Week Thirteen Nov 11/13
RCG: P IV #25, PIX #10
Homophobia Essay due Nov 13
RCG: P IX 3-7, 9, 13, WP: PIV #2-3
Week Sixteen Nov Dec 2/4
Week Seventeen Finals week Dec 9-11
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:9/12/2008 12:05:36 PM