One of the main goals of social work is to promote social justice, social rights and social inclusion. In this course, we will explore social justice in a global perspective, which addresses injustices caused by global processes such as economic globalization, foreign investments, movement of labour, migration, environment, peace and conflicts, and more.
We will apply various theoretical perspectives, concepts and approaches to social justice. The course will also focus on rights and legal perspectives related to social justice. By reverting to, among others, human rights law, the students will be given a tool to identify and to address, both theoretically and practically, social injustice. Furthermore, the course will explore how we can apply such perspectives and approaches to social work practice and social policies in a global context in order to promote social justice. This course aims to create an in-depth understanding of social justice and inspire to counter social injustices that occur because of historical, economic or other hierarchies.
- Theories and concepts of social justice
- Social justice – an individual or structural issue
- The impact of race, ethnicity, gender, poverty etc. on social justice
- Migration, climate change and social justice
- Human rights as a tool to work against social injustices
- Social work practice and social policies in a global context
The course is organized in two gatherings with two and three teaching days respectively
- Gathering 1: 16.01 and 17.01
- Gathering 2: 02.03, 03.03 and 04.03
For admission to individual subject: Completed three-year bachelor's degree.
The following admission requirements are necessary for the Master's program in social work: Completed three-year social work bachelor's degree program or equivalent international education. Applicants with other bachelor degrees may be admitted according to individual assessment. A minimum of two years of relevant social work experience after graduation must then be documented.