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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Social Work Practice - Advocating Social Justice and Change Program in collaboration with University of Michigan - MichiganX. Learn the values, techniques, and themes social workers use to help others as well as strategies for addressing social justice challenges. 

About

The Social Work Practice - Advocating Social Justice and Change course is part of the Social Work - Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program from University of Michigan - MichiganX

Learners will have an opportunity to explore the social worker profession, the different roles of social workers in a range of settings, the cross cutting themes that guide social work practice, the history of social work, and current challenges.

What you'll learn:

  • Core values and perspectives of the social work profession
  • Key roles social workers perform across system levels
  • The role of social work within US society and as part of inter-professional practice
  • How to apply integrative themes using a social justice lens across a range of settings where social workers engage in change efforts
  • Strategies social workers use to effectively address issues across systems and levels
  • Strategies to advocate for needed changes

Using a social justice lens, learners will reflect on current challenges facing the lives of individuals, families and communities and examine ways to advocate for needed changes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 35 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      5 weeks 2 to 3 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Cross-Cutting Themes that Guide Social Workers 
  • History of Social Work as Profession in the United States
  • Addressing Issues of Privilege, Oppression, Diversity and Social Justice 
  • Preparing to Practice Social Work – The MSW Learning Process 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

College-level maturity.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
  • National Applies to you

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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