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SW 216. Introduction to Social Work

Credits: 3
Department: Social Work
Description: Social work fields of practice and an orientation to the knowledge, skills and values of the profession.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the purpose of social welfare as an institution that current American society values.
2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the social work profession within that social welfare system.
3. Differentiate between a professional social worker's responsibilities and other social welfare providers' responsibilities.
4. Evaluate the historical evolution of the social work profession.
5. Identify selected social problems, social agencies, responses to these issues, and the role that social workers play in these various settings.
6. Analyze the impact that social welfare and social work has on vulnerable and at-risk populations.

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