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International Social Development and Capacity Building in a Global Context

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

This course aims to expand students' understanding of the global context and to equip students to work with diverse communities locally and internationally. The course will focus on enhancing students' skills in the areas of community bulding; community needs assessment and capacity mapping; community organizing; stakeholder analysis; and advocacy. The course is designed around the themes of (1) internatioanl social development and social work - theorretical perspectives and the roles of a social worker i nthe global context; (2) globalization, global issues and the consequences of these issues for communities and their residents from an international perspective; (3) human rights and the implications of choosing to become an agent of change from a human rights' perspective; and (4) international social development - current approaches; best practices and future trends. 

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Professors: Marciana Popescu

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