Course descriptions are provided for available courses AND their prerequisites. View a list of courses offered during the Summer 2012 term.
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Social Policy & Services
SW401A: Social Welfare Policy and Services (required) This course focuses on the social welfare policy context in which social workers practice and social welfare benefits and services are received. Course content familiarizes social work students with the history and evolution of social welfare policies as well as current-day examples of policies that influence social work practice. To appreciate the complexities, contradictions, strengths, and weaknesses of the American approach to social welfare, a number of factors will be analyzed including history, economics, politics, ideologies and values, and alternate policy models. In this course, students learn to analyze historical and current social welfare policies in light of principles of social and economic justice and human rights. The role of power and privilege in social welfare policy will be assessed as it pertains to equality, equitability and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, class, disability and other individual and population characteristics. Ways in which social work practice is both influenced and is impacted by social welfare policies will be emphasized.
- Course number: SW-401A
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture
- SW-401B Social Policy and Services
- SW-438 Alcohol, Drugs & SW Practice
- SW-471 Spirituality and Social Work
- SW-478 SW Practice in Healthcare
- SW-482 Domestic Violence Family Welfa
- SW-487 Ethical & Legal Issues
- SW-523 Advocacy and Social Action
- SW-553 International Social Work
- SW-558M TC: Human Services: Uganda
- SW-561 SW Prac. W/Child in Sch & Ther
- SW-583 Social Action & Gerontology