May 23, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWK 520 - Social Welfare Policy and Services


Serves as the foundation course in the required two-course social policy curriculum content area. This course has as its primary purpose the study of the historical aspects and current nature of the major programs of social welfare, helping students to develop skills in analyzing social welfare policies and programs, and exploring strategies for influencing social policy at various levels. This course introduces students to the philosophical and historical perspectives of social welfare services and social work practice, and attempts to foster the development of not only descriptive, but also analytical and critical understanding of social welfare programs, policies, and services. This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the development of social welfare policies primarily in the United States, and the skills necessary to analyze and affect social policies and the social programs generated from them.

Credits: 3



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