May 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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SWO 344 - Costa Rica Immersion: Social Work Perspectives on Culture, Language, and Service-Learning


This 2-week course takes place in Costa Rica and will introduce students to the colonial heritage, indigenous cultures, and the contemporary sociopolitical, ecological, and economic issues facing this Central American country. Students will receive 4 hours per day of Spanish language instruction, a class in dance and cooking, visits to cultural and recreational sites, lectures on Costa Rican social problems and social work agencies, and service-learning in a local organization such as an orphanage or refugee camp. Two all-day Saturday classes will be held at USM prior to the course trip.

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Credits: 3

Meets the Following Core Requirement: Engaged Learning, International
Course Typically Offered: Summer
Course Type: Social Work



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