Introduction to Diversity

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Diversity

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Gender Studies, Multicultural Studies, Social Work

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Must be enrolled in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW), EBOCE (Outreach & Community Education), EBTP (BTeachPrimary), EBTS (BTeachSecondary). All others require coordinators approval.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    In this subject students explore and analyse social work practice in a diverse society. Of particular consideration will be how a sense of 'otherness' or 'difference' is created and maintained. Three broad arenas of 'difference' will be featured from amongst the many forms of social and cultural diversity. These arenas are not exclusive but will in this instance be: sexuality, disability, migration and population movements. As social workers are expected to practice within a framework of social and cultural difference, the aim is to introduce and promote in students values and skills for 'difference-competent' practice.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.