SW-385: Social Justice Perspectives on HIV and AIDS
This course acquaints students with both foundational and emergent knowledge related to offering effective care and interventions for persons infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. By taking different approaches to exploring the impact of HIV infection and AIDS on individuals, families, society, and institutions that provide care, the course sensitizes students to the challenges HIV/AIDS has generated in public health, social policy, and social service delivery. Students will explore their own beliefs, values and approaches to HIV/AIDS-related issues as they examine cultural, political, social, legal, ethical, spiritual, and public health influences and consider the perspectives of people living with HIV infection and AIDS. Note: This course is approved by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services, Department for Health Services, AIDS Education Program, as meeting the requirements of KRS 214.610. Open to non-social work majors.