Introduction to Communication and Civic Life COM 3 credits An overview of major approaches to the analysis and criticism of contemporary cultural concerns, situating these within the broader historical contexts of communication and cultural theory. Sophomore standing Credit for enrollment in approved study abroad programs. Organizational Communication COM 3 credits Microlevel, institutional and macrolevel analysis of the communication process in organizations. Organizational communication theories, including political economy, critical and poststructuralist approaches.
Researchers and practitioners in the helping or caring professions view cultural competence and ethnic-sensitive practice as fundamental tenets of professional practice see Introductory Works and Origins and History.
In the social work profession, a cultural competence mandate is contained in both the Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and is also promoted in practice textbooks.
The initial focus of social work scholarship was on racial and ethnic-sensitive practice as a way of addressing issues of dominance, oppression, racism, identity, difference, and justice.
Cultural competence emerged as a practice concept in addressing the needs of individuals and groups from nonwhite racial and ethnic backgrounds. Over time, the term has evolved to encompass group differences pertaining to gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, language, nationality, and other characteristics related to cultural background.
As reflected in this entry, experience and knowledge about the complexity of being and becoming human is continually evolving. Further, the contextual nature of social work problems, practices, and interventions, as well as the intersectionality of heteropatriarchy a framework that has conjoined heterosexuality, maleness, and power and multiple axes of other forms of oppression, has expanded the traditional conception of cultural competence.
Additionally, to further enhance this evolving narrative, specialty non—social work or related publications are increasing. The deficit-oriented perspective coupled with heteropatriarchal and Eurocentric biases in social work practice and education was challenged for a more inclusive orientation.
DeVore and Schlesingerthe very popular and best-known text on ethnic perspective practice, followed. Written five years following DeVore and SchlesingerLum is a text that provides a process approach to thinking about and working with people of color. Potocky provides a historical review of multicultural social work in the United States.
Lum follows with a framework for addressing both self-awareness and skills development in developing cultural competence.
With the exception of Lum ; Lum ; and Cross, et al. Dennis, and Mareasa R. Toward a culturally competent system of care. This monograph was viewed as pivotal in defining a culturally competent system of care that acknowledges and incorporates the importance of culture, the assessment of cross-cultural relations, and vigilance toward the dynamics that result from cultural differences.
DeVore, Wynetta, and Elfriede G.
Ethnic-sensitive social work practice. This book was among the first attempts to integrate understanding of the impact of ethnicity, social class, and historically underrepresented groups with principles and strategies of social work practice.
Social work practice with people of color: It specifically focuses on practice with persons of color but is intended to be relevant for culturally and ethnically sensitive practice with any individual or population. A framework for growth and action.
This text presents a model for understanding, measuring, and evaluating cultural competency. It is a practical, experiential approach with numerous exercises, which makes it an excellent choice for courses at all levels of social work. Multicultural social work in the United States.
International Social Work This article provides a review of the historical context in which multicultural social work developed in the United States and its current status and describes the need for an expanded approach to multicultural social work.
Social work in oppressed communities.The MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology is a flagship of cutting edge, research-led training in socio-cultural anthropology. Offering a flexible programme of study in the heart of London, the course provides a thorough grounding in anthropological theory and analysis, an understanding of.
Anthropology is the study of humans and human behavior and societies in the past and present. Social anthropology and cultural anthropology study the norms and values of societies. Linguistic anthropology studies how language affects social life.
Biological or physical anthropology studies the biological development of humans.. Archaeology, which studies past human cultures through. Concepts are the constituents of thoughts. Consequently, they are crucial to such psychological processes as categorization, inference, memory, learning, and decision-making.
statements in the student’s introduction to and analysis of the article. For example, a student in Cultural Anthropology should not select an article about the genetics of Mad. Summary Report for: - Anthropologists. Research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.
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