2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

SWK 102 Social Work in Social Welfare

Examines the social work profession within the social welfare system. Develops an understanding of contemporary social work practice by examining its history, knowledge base, values, skills, methods, and fields of practice. Introduces the generalist model for practice which serves as a base for subsequent social work courses. Provides initial understanding of the needs and issues of special populations in relation to social welfare policies and services and social work practice. Requires a volunteer experience with a social service agency. Provides introduction to the profession and serves as resource to make an informed decision about social work as a career.