2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SWK190: History of Social Work and Social Welfare Policy

3 Credit(s)
This course provides an historical context in which to understand current challenges in the social work profession and issues of social welfare policy. A variety of perspectives and frameworks for analyzing social policy are examined. The role of the generalist social worker in policy analysis and development at the local, state, and federal levels is explored. Throughout the course, students are expected to consider the consequences, both intended and unintended, of policy action or inaction. Emphasis is placed on strategies for confronting human need, economic and social oppression, and racial and sexual discrimination. Students experience the policy area first hand, by engaging in 15 hours of experiential learning.
Theme: Defining the American Experience