Areas of Study

Course Overview

This course explores the history and values of the social work profession in relation to the development of the social welfare system as well as traditional American values involved in the evolution of the current system. It also considers various conceptions of social welfare, their application in social welfare programs, and their implications in practice. Issues and policies that affect diverse populations who have experienced oppression and discrimination are examined.

Prerequisites: SWK 203 and GOV 110
Co-requisites: SWK 307 and 335

Program: Social Work

Credit: 3

Other Courses


Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic,…

Social Work

Credits 1-3


Advanced Practice Seminar

This course is designed to enhance students' abilities…

Social Work

Credits 3


Advanced Field Practicum…

Students in advanced year have a full block…

Social Work

Credits 9


Research Practicum II:…

This course is the second semester of the…

Social Work

Credits 3


Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

Social Work

Credits 1-3


Cultural Competence

This course examines theories of cultural and ethnic…

Social Work

Credits 3