May 2018

Denmark May ’18

Nyvaven in Copenhagen. Courtesy Wikimedia

Course Name: To Denmark and Beyond: Child and Family Well-Being in Workfare and Welfare States
Professor: Dr. Paula Sheridan & Lisa Ibanez
Credits: 3
Lib Ed.:  Culture 5
GPS [Global Poet Scholarship] Eligible: Yes!
GPS: Students who started in Fall 2016 can subtract $2000 from course fee total.
Cost/Fees: $3700 (estimated)

Travel dates: 5/22/18-6/8/18

 

This course explores social work policy and practice of services to children, youth and their families in both welfare and workfare states of Denmark and the US. Students participate in agency analysis of service delivery in both countries, collaborate with social work professionals and students in Denmark, and analyze similarities and differences in need and services. We will also examine the gaps in service delivery and resources in both settings. Course instruction is located at Whittier College and Metropolitan University School of Social Work, Copenhagen, DK.

Whittier and Metropol Students working on collaborative projects, Courtesy Sonia Chaidez
Whittier and Metropol Students working on collaborative projects, Courtesy Sonia Chaidez

This class is designed in collaboration with Metropolitan University School of Social Work. Our students will participate in the international course, Youth and Families, with English as the language of instruction. Metro students represent EU countries and their respective social service delivery systems. Togethe we will examine systems that enhance or deter the well-being of children and families through class and field experiences.

Nyvaven in Copenhagen. Courtesy Wikimedia
Nyvaven in Copenhagen. Courtesy Wikimedia
Sample of Activities

CO-CURRICULAR AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

  • Walking tours of Copenhagen
  • Visit to Rosenborg Castle
  • Various museums
  • Agency analyses
  • Visit to Royal Library Garden
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