Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
|Click here for a definition of this term Approved Areas of Study:||Public Health, Social Work||Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor:||Tammy Orahood|
|Click here for a definition of this term Programs by School:||Brown School||Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Click here for a definition of this term Foreign Language Prerequisite:||N/A||Click here for a definition of this term Non-Language Prerequisite(s):||N/A|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction:||English||Click here for a definition of this term Scholarship Opportunities:||N/A|
|Click here for a definition of this term Additional Opportunities:||Service-Learning|
Community-based public health and social work practice seeks to improve the social and economic quality of life for vulnerable populations using multiple methods of community-based interventions. This course, guided by an integrative micro/macro practice framework, will provide students with an overview of global social work and public health community-based interventions. Assignments, in class discussions, site visits and limit service learning opportunities will offer students the opportunity to identify needed skills in order to address serious global issues affecting individuals, families and communities. Furthermore, the course will examine the complexities involved in effective and ethical practice across settings, locally and globally. It will provide space for a comparative analysis of practice approaches and multi-level interventions applicable for Argentina and the United States.
The course will emphasize the competencies underpinning global, social work and public health practice from a social justice lens. Students will leave the course understanding how power, privilege and oppression operates at different levels; allowing them to develop an anti-oppressive practice approach targeting individuals, families, communities and larger systems.
The course will begin with an overview of global social work and public health, and the influence of social theories guiding global approaches. It will then dissect identity and social location as base for intentional use of self as providers. Multi-level analyses of poverty, culture and the role practitioners, service organizations, social welfare systems, policy makers and funders of governments in implementation of evidence-based models are reviewed. This course is co-taught by Dean Mary McKay and Gary Parker and will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina over spring break. The credit will appear on the spring 2020 registration and will require some pre-departure work in the fall as well as deliverables after the winter break trip.
This course is open to all Brown students. Students must apply via this website and the deadline is October 4, 2019. If chosen, you will be required to enroll in the course for the spring. Please note that the actual travel takes places over winter break and there will be some required pre-departure sessions in the fall, but you will register for the course in the spring of 2020. If you are a second year student, your official graduation date will be August, although you will be able to participate in the May graduation ceremony before the course travels.
The cost per student is $1500. This will cover flights from Chicago (students are responsible for getting to Chicago), housing, in-country transportation, and some meals. Students are responsible for the costs of any meals, visas, required or recommended immunizations or other expenses not noted.