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LISTA Curriculum & Syllabi

As a certificate program LISTA offers four courses: 

  • Latinos: Culture, Community, and Social Welfare
  • Social Work Practice with Latinos
  • Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees
  • Spanish for Social Workers (optional)

Browse the list below for descriptions of each course or download a copy of LISTA's curriculum at-a-glance to understand how these courses will fit within the MSW program and in a suggested order to take them. Students will also participate in select field placements, view the LISTA Field Goals

 

 

Course

  • Latinos: Culture, Community, and Social Welfare

    This course provides an overview of Latino1 peoples in the United States. The diversity, culture, demography, and history of the Latino experience in this country and implications for social work will be presented. In addition, a model of viewing Hispanic identity will be discussed.

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  • Social Work Practice with Latinos

    This course examines aspects of service delivery to Hispanic* populations at both the macro and micro levels. Students will develop knowledge about aspects of Latino culture that are relevant to the development of cultural competency. They will develop skills in providing evidence-based culturally relevant practices in services to this group.

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  • Social Work Practice with Immigrants and Refugees

    This course examines the phenomenon of global human migration and human vulnerability and the impact on the local reality. Students will develop knowledge and skills that encompass the diversity of immigration experiences, international refugee situations, and acculturation and family dynamics processes; transnational families; and inter- and intra-ethnic tensions. Students will learn and apply concepts relevant to social work that define specific needs and issues facing immigrant and refugee clients at the practice and policy levels. Students will explore personal biases and experiences, organizational barriers, and culturally relevant practices in services to immigrants and refugees. Students will analyze social policies, programs and practices for safeguarding rights and determine culturally responsive services to immigrants and refugees.

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  • Spanish for Social Workers
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