SW 325 Human Diversity & Social Justice
F2J 2009 PV
Will arrange a mutually convenient time and place to meet.
October 19, 2009 - December 13, 2009
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Rothenberg, Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, 7th edition. ISBN: 0-7167-5515-7
Between Barack and a Hard Place by Tim Wise ISBN-13: 9780872865006
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Rothenberg, White Privilege, Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism, 2nd edition ISBN: 0-7167-8733-4
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
The Innocent Man by John Grisham
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
*Students may request to read a book not listed here but the book must be approved by the instructor.
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Educational Philosophy: At all times I will strive to model the values and skills that are at the heart of the profession of social work. Just as in the helping process, teaching should be a collaborative, mutually enriching experience. I believe that learning is best achieved in an environment that is respectful, safe, affirming, challenging, and highly interactive.
I understand that every person has wisdom in their lived experience and a unique world view and perspective. I recognize that each of us learns in different ways and I will strive to present concepts in a manner that promotes your learning. If you are having difficulty with any aspect of the class I hope that you will make this known to me. I truly want this class to be enjoyable as well as educational.
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:
Your learning in this course will be assessed via the following:
Core Assessment Assignment (paper & presentation)
"Faces of Oppression" guideline/framework will be distributed in class and made available online in doc sharing.
You are expected to maintain and submit eight weekly "e-journal" entries in which you identify instances where you have observed or experienced some manner of prejudice or discrimination. This can include anything that discriminates against an individual or group of people. Describe the behavior and make note of your personal thoughts and/or reactions. You are to identify at least five different incidents each week. You will be expected to present and discuss these observations in class.
Analytical Book Report
Six books have been identified as "encouraged" readings. You are to read (at least) one of those books. You are then to compose an analytical paper addressing the various types of prejudices and discrimination which impacted the circumstances described in the book. You will be expected to identify and describe examples of "the five faces of oppression" as they occur in the book. Similarly, you will identify and analyze the socio-political constructs impacting actions of the people. Evaluation will consider your skills in writing, clarity, analysis and integration of beliefs, concepts, and information discussed in class and the assigned readings.
* The paper must be written in APA style and be between 7 and 9 pages in length.
An absolute must in this class. You are expected to fully engage in all aspects of our classroom learning experience. Points will be lost for tardiness, leaving early and absences. I will use the following additional criteria to assess and allocate points in this area:
Grading: It is very important to me that you understand the criteria for grading and that you perceive this process as fair and reasonable. I do not “give” grades... students earn grades through their work and performance.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date indicated on the course schedule. In the event of absence you may submit the assignment electronically. The student remains responsible for lost, misdirected or incompatible formatting of electronic submissions. In extenuating circumstances (as determined by the instructor) and with timely notification an exception may or may not be granted. Assignments not submitted on time will receive a deduction of 10% of the possible score, per day. Please be aware that there is no “extra credit” work in this course.
The course exam will only be given on the date specified. A make-up exam will only be scheduled at the instructor's prerogative under extreme circumstances. Students or an agent of the student must notify the instructor prior to the exam and must be prepared to submit documentation of the circumstances.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: In order to maintain a positive learning environment the following ground rules will be the norm for our interactions. Personal perspectives will be valued. Degrading or discriminatory remarks or behaviors are not acceptable. Discussion will reflect an exchange of information, experiences, ideas, and opinions which foster critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis. If you work in groups, it is the responsibility of the group members to delegate work. All members of the group must present on the project and all will receive the same grade. Because of the sensitivity of the subject matter relevant for consideration in social work, respect, sensitivity, and confidentiality must be maintained. Please turn off your cell phones during class.
Students need to arrive on time. Students will not hold private conversations when a colleague is speaking. Private conversations include those with others within class, on cell phones and any other form of wireless media. If a student’s behavior is considered to be disruptive, the instructor will give that person the opportunity to modify the behavior without point penalty. If the student’s behavior continues to be disruptive they will lose all class participation points and be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Week One - October 19
Welcome / Introductions & Check In
Review - SYLLABUS and COURSE EXPECTATIONS
Introduction of "the Faces of Oppression"
Week Two - October 26
Letter from Jail Due
Week Three - November 2
Paper on "Class Issues of Wealth and Power" Due
Week Four - November 9
Paper on "Racism" Due
Week Five - November 16
Paper on "Sexism" Due
Week Six - November 23
Paper on "Homophobia" Due
Week Seven - November 30
Book Analysis Due
Week Eight - December 7
Last Day of Class
Core Assessment Paper Due
Presentation of Core Assessment Paper
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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 .
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