SW 714 International Social Work

Dr. Filomena Critelli

In our globalized world, effective social work practice requires incorporation of an international perspective and an understanding of the connections between global and local issues. The purpose of this course is to examine critical global social issues, policies and social welfare institutions in different regions of the world with special attention to human rights and the process of globalization and its effect on social welfare and human need. A key premise of the course is to recognize the value conflicts that influence global and international social interventions. The role of international organizations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in shaping international welfare policy and services is also explored.