Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
SWK 200 Introduction to Social Work
3 hours; 3 credits
The course is an introduction to the profession of social work through an examination of its value base, fields of practice, and role in society. Major social problems, philosophies of the delivery of social welfare provision, program and policy initiatives, and the response of social work as a profession are addressed. The obligation of professional social workers to promote social and economic justice on behalf of populations vulnerable to or oppressed by ethnocentrism, racism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, or religious/spiritual affiliations is emphasized.
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