2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWK 705 - Community Engagement and Social Innovation


Units: 4
When Offered: Fall
This course is purposed to expose students to the concepts, and processes, of community engagement and social innovation. Students will examine key theories and research that underlie contemporary thinking about community engagement and explore the practice of community engagement as the vehicle for creating new and more effective strategies to address complex social problems. This course will also focus on examining various models of social innovation, including social entrepreneurship & social movements. Students will be encouraged to develop new approaches for community engagement and social innovation that are grounded in Biblical models of justice and social work values and ethics. Students will engage in both conceptual and applied community work in local and global contexts. Participation in a Residency Intensive is required for this course. This residency will culminate in students developing their Independent Study Plan.
Grade Type: Letter Grade
Fee: Additional residency fee



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