Global Perspectives in Social Work
The course aims to provide the students with knowledge and understanding of current global challenges, major strategies and human rights issues in relation to social work locally as well as globally.
The target groups of the course are international students and Swedish students planning to do internship abroad.
The students will, in lectures and assignments,
explore how globally defined social problems affect human beings on a local
level and how different models of welfare states meet people’s needs. The
students also have the opportunity to discuss and analyse ethical issues in
relation to class, gender, ethnicity and place in a global perspective.
A major aim of the course is to give the
students analytical as well as practical tools in order to understand, assess
and problematize social problems and
unequal power relations ships globally as well as locally.
The ethnically diverse group of students
will also serve as a platform for discussions about power imbalance, human
rights and social justice in a global social work context