2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

SOCW 603 Rural Social Work

Provides instruction to rural communities and explores the ways to serve these communities more effectively from a strengths perspective. Topics will include social, political, economic, and cultural strengths and challenges facing rural communities. Students will explore different theoretical perspectives of rural life, ethical issues, shifting demographics, and various public health challenges for rural communities including addiction, health disparities, family violence, and elders aging in place. Students will be challenged to find innovative solutions and best practices for complex rural problems. Open only to SOCW students or by permission of the advisor or department chairperson.