2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

SOCW 602 Diversity, Oppression, and Privilege

Institutionalized oppression and its implications for communication at the individual, organizational, and community level. Content emphasizes power, oppression, and privilege and the consequences of social and economic inequality. Special emphasis is placed on cross-cultural communication, cultural competency, multicultural counseling, recognizing and moderating individual biases, and communicating effectively with marginalized people. Theories of power, conflict, and restorative justice are explored. Open only to SOCW students or by permission of the advisor or department chairperson.