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International Social Work Course
Human Rights and Social Work


Winter J-Term Intersession
January 2-11, 2020

Summer Intersession
May 27 to June 5, 2020


Undergraduate: SOCW 478A-800 Graduate: SOCW 578-800

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: accommodation, breakfast, local transportation, including a trip to Salzburg , entrance fees and health insurance. The program fee does not include tuition (3 credit hours at SIUC) or airfare. Tuition is charged at instate SIUC rates. Non-SIUC students can usually transfer their credits to their home university into their home program. Financial aid might be available, but non-SIUC students need to contact their home university for financial aid possibilities.

For information contact: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Reichert 

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