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Pa Der Vang, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Associate Professor
BA, University of Wisconsin
MSW, University of Minnesota
PhD, University of Minnesota
306 Fontbonne Hall - St. Kate's
(651) 690-8647
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

My teaching centers on the use of theory in generalist social work practice with an emphasis on social justice and empowerment. My research is on the experience of Hmong American immigrants and the acculturation process.

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Race in America
  • Empowerment of women and people of color
  • Refugees and immigrants

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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOWK 402 - 01 Gen Pract II: Large Client Sys - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 324

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SCB 324

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20750 (View in ClassFinder)

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Pa D. Vang

This course is a continuation of SOWK 401/4010 and the final of four courses in the practice sequence of the social work curriculum. The focus is on prevention/intervention methods based on generalist social work knowledge that can be applied to client systems of all sizes. A special emphasis is placed on effecting planned change in groups, organizations, communities, and national and global society toward the pursuit of social justice. A combination of lecture, discussion, experiential learning, and small group activities provides students with knowledge and skills for client advocacy and social change. SOWK 402/4020 is taken with 406/4060 in the spring semester. Prerequisites: SOWK 401/4010. SOWK 402/4020 is the same course as SOWK 4020/402 at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.

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