SOWK-260   Global Issues and Perspectives

This course explores the meaning of global citizenship and how it relates to an international perspective on social work action. The course incorporates an understanding of the models and perspectives of faith-based human services using professional practice frameworks, anchored in social work values and concepts including social justice, human relationships, and advancement of human rights and civil rights. The course critically looks at specific social justice issues facing the global community and the field of international social work such as international migration, human trafficking, international adoption, world poverty, and public health. It will provide students with a better understanding of global issues and their impact on practice and policy at all levels. This course meets global and historical core.