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Winter Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Erin Stevenson

Dr. Erin Stevenson

Winter Course: SWK 455 Rural Communities: Diversity, Resilience and Change

What feature would you like to highlight about this particular class? 
This is an elective that may be of interest to students studying social work, psychology, sociology, human services, nursing and other areas.  Students will explore historical and current issues unique to rural communities in relation to human services including the intersectionality of social, environmental, political and economic concerns impacting life in rural areas.  Guaranteed to include many interesting discussions!

Why would you recommend that students take this winter session course? 
News media often portray "rural" as meaning poor and uneducated.  In reality, rural communities across the U.S. have incredible strengths, long-standing levels of resilience, and unique qualities that should be emphasized and maintained.  In this course, we will enjoy music, listen to podcasts, and explore tools for improving human service delivery in rural communities. 

What is your favorite seasonal activity to participate in during the winter break?
Playing board games and working big challenging puzzles with my family is the best!

Published on October 26, 2021

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