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Diversity and Social Justice in New York City

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This class will meet on the Texas State University campus during the 2020 summer semester and will include a required field trip to New York City to study international social work with a focus on diversity and social justice.

Program Objectives and Details

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This elective course presents an overview of international social work with a focus on diversity and social justice in New York City. Through cultural immersion, students will explore basic theoretical and practical approaches (historical and contemporary) to social work in the most diverse city in the U.S., with particular emphasis on vulnerable populations. Students will acquire an international worldview and learn how to contribute to global change through applied research-informed practice.

Admission is selective, and space is limited.


Summer 2020 Term: TBD

Program Travel: TBD

Course Meetings: TBD

Required:   New York, New York

Course Options

SOWK 4300F  International Social Work (undergraduate) CRN 51926
HON 4391 Honors Independent Study (undergraduate) CRN 52817
SOWK 5300F  International Social Work (graduate) CRN 51903

Students may register for up to six (6) credit hours during this program.

Pre-trip orientation meetings will take place on the Texas State campus in San Marcos.

Online coursework will also be required. 

Students Applying for Graduate Courses

Applicants interested in enrolling in a 5000 level or above extension course who are not Texas State graduate students must first contact the Texas State Graduate College. This step must be completed before registration can be finalized into a graduate-level course.

Tuition and Program Fee

Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit (one course):  TBD

Tuition for six hours of undergraduate university credit (two courses): TBD

Tuition for three hours of graduate university credit (one course):  TBD 

Additional Program Fee, which includes lodging and admission fees:  TBD

Important Note: Airfare, meals, and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee. 

The course tuition and program fee will be billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Drops and Refunds

All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.

Applying to the Program

This program has been cancelled for summer 2019.

Registering for Courses

Once approved and after submitting the required information, you must register for your course through the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular university registration period.

For more information about the content of the course/program, please contact Dr. Laura Summerhill or Dr. Catherine Hawkins.

For questions about applying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.