SW-104SL : Introduction to Social Work

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Social Work
Subject:
Social Work
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
An introduction to social work as a profession, its historical development, and current practice settings. The course focuses on the history, philosophy, and structure of social movements, social policy, and social services in the United States. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking as it applies to professional values and ethics, and areas of practice. This course is required for social work majors but is also applicable for students from related fields who want to explore the history and structure of social services and social work. Students are required to complete a 40-hour service-learning experience. 3 credits FULFILLS SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES LAI AND SERVICE-LEARNING REQUIREMENTS.