Bosnia in Transition - 2019
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We're gearing up for our summer 2019 program!
Bosnia in Transition: The Social Work Response is a course open to all GSSW students and fulfills the Values Course requirement for all GSSW Concentrations. Students are provided with the unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the social work response in post-war, post-genocide Bosnia through a social justice lens. The social, cultural, historical, political, economic, religious, legal and ethnic characteristics of the former Yugoslavia will be explored as context for studying the genocide that occurred in the l990s against the Bosnian Muslims.
As part of the pre-departure portion of the program, Bosnia in Transition course participants will attend 3 class sessions on select Thursday evenings (6:00 - 8:50 pm) during Spring Quarter. We also hope to once again offer Bosnian language classes evenings during Spring Quarter, in which students will be encouraged to participate.
In addition to the learning that will occur in the classroom at GSSW, students will travel to Bosnia June 16 - 29. Students will be exposed firsthand to the local, national and international efforts toward rebuilding and healing, through lectures provided by faculty at the University of Sarajevo School of Social Work, interaction with Bosnian social work students, visits to NGOs focused on the post-war efforts, visits to sites important during the war, visits to war tribunal sites, and exposure to current legal, economic and human service processes. A key element of the program is the time spent with survivors of the siege of Sarajevo and the Srebrenica genocide.