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International Social Work Course Human Rights and Social Work 


STUDY ABROAD , Munich, Germany 


JANUARY 4 - JANUARY 14, 2018

MAY 23 - JUNE 3, 2018

This course examines human rights within a social work framework from a European perspective. The European focus is on Germany although discussion about Europe generally is also an important part of the course. The course provides students with an introduction to economic and political human rights in Europe, with a United States perspective integrated into the instruction. Field visits and course instruction illustrate human rights principles as they apply to social work. The location of Munich adds essential context to the study of human rights, as contemporary human rights arose from the history in this part of the world. Participants have the opportunity to explore human rights that apply to their own experiences, as well as historical events. This course is ideal for undergraduate or graduate students in social work, but would also be suitable for students and non students interested in a general, cross-cultural introduction to human rights. The program fee is $1650 and that includes: accomodation, breakfast, local transportation, including a trip to Salzburg , entrance fees and health insurance. It does not include tuition (in State SIUC) or airfare. Students can transfer their credit hours into their own program. Financial aid might be available also.

For information contact: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Reichert 

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