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SOWK 150 - Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours:


This course introduces students to the fields of social work, social welfare, and human services. The knowledge, skills, ethics, and values needed for effective social work practice are examined. This includes best practices for enhancing the functioning of individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communitie
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Examine social welfare in the United States.

  1. Explain social welfare terms & concepts.
  2. Analyze the development of the United States Social Welfare institution in terms of its underlying historical values.
  3. Examine the need for social welfare.

Goal 2:  Examine the social work profession in the United States.

  1. Explain the relationship between the social welfare institution and the social work profession from a historical perspective.
  2. Explain the relationship between the social welfare institution and the social work profession from the current perspective.
  3. Analyzes practices within the field of social work.

Goal 3:  Examine societal problems.

  1. Examine emotional problems.
  2. Examine behavioral problems.
  3. Examine mental illness.
  4. Examine homelessness.
  5. Examine mental healthcare.

Goal 4:  Examine clients for social work.

  1. Examine the needs of individuals.
  2. Examine the needs of families.
  3. Examine the needs of underserved groups.



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