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410.619.01
Social Justice: Policy, Practice, and Research

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
4th term
Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Lauren Parker
Resources:
Description:

Social justice, what’s your function? Come prepared to learn the role of social justice in research, policy, and practice. Through service learning this course provides the opportunity to learn and apply social justice frameworks for public health.

Introduces students to social justice frameworks and operational definitions to apply to research, policy, and practice. Challenges students to address societal and structural forms of oppression across systems in efforts to center cultural values and practices when implementing public health policies or programs.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify basic social justice theories, concepts, and models
  2. Describe social justice frameworks and how these frameworks are used in policy, practice, and research
  3. Develop critical reflection for social justice practice in research design
  4. Collaborate with a community- based organization (CBO) as an equal partner in evaluating how social justice influences institutional or organizational policies and practices
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 10% Twitter On-Line Chat (2)
  • 15% Advocacy Brief
  • 30% Three reflective discussions, in response to writing prompts (3)
  • 35% Final Project: 10%- CBO feedback which will be 10%- The final presentation 15%- The Final paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course is a service learning course. Students will meet with a community-based organization (CBO) to complete a service learning project, identified by the CBO. For the Twitter Online Chat Assessment, students have the option to complete two Twitter related article reviews instead.