Course Memo

The terms “marginalized” and “vulnerable” are often used interchangeably to describe populations with limited access to health care, support services, employment, education, housing, societal acceptance, and basic human rights. Both terms can refer to groups that are historically socially oppressed. However, there are many possible meanings for vulnerability and marginalization, terms that have almost become meaningless. This course will define marginalization and vulnerability and explore our relationships with these groups from two perspectives. How chaplains, counselors, and clinicians can best provide spiritual care and examine personal, embedded biases against these populations. Open to MA, M.Div., D.Min., and Ph.D. students. Course meets weekdays, 1/2/23-1/13/2023 [Auditors excluded]