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SOWK 552 Community Research and Advocacy

This course is the second course in the research sequence and is offered at the end of the senior year. Students conduct a major advocacy research project focusing on an issue of concern to a community of color within the Twin Cities. Students learn to apply research theories, practice racial/ethnic analysis and social change to a real-life situation.

Prerequisites

2-4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 15, 2017 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes

General

  • Analyze the transferability of a research/advocacy project to their understanding of generalist social work practice.
  • Apply social science research methodology to a community issue.
  • Articulate the potential strengths and weaknesses of using research to affect community change.
  • Evaluate their effectiveness as work group member
  • Know generalist social work practice with groups and communities well enough to work effectively with a community agency or group.
  • Work as a member of a group in the completion of a social science research project with advocacy potential.
  • Work as a member of a group in the population and presentation of a research/advocacy project.
  • Work effectively with a university/community research group.

Summer 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Community Research and Advocacy O'Connor, Robert L. Books Course details

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Community Research and Advocacy Izaksonas, Elena Books Course details
02 Community Research and Advocacy O'Connor, Robert L. Books Course details

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Community Research and Advocacy Izaksonas, Elena Books Course details