Provides an introduction to the field of social welfare, primarily in the United States and major social movements. Examines the history of the social welfare system and social work profession, in the context of societal factors with particular attention to the intersectionality of race, class and gender. Explores the impact of values and beliefs on the development of the modern U.S. social welfare system. Investigates the dynamics of privilege and oppression as part of the political, economic and social factors that influence the policies and services provided by social work practitioners. Prerequisite: SOWK 200 or permission of the instructor. Four hours per week.
SOWK 654 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (Fall 2019)
Provides extensive knowledge of the major forms of mental illness and its treatment. Develops competence in mental health assessment by mastering the accepted diagnostic code, DSM-5. Provides skills in development of appropriate and contemporary treatment plans. Explores the factors associated with mental illness such as age, race, ethnicity and gender. Prerequisites: Specialization Status or permission of department. Three hours per week.