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 607 SOCIAL WELF POL PRCTC: AN & AD (Fall 2019)
Provides understandings of social welfare policy analysis with micro, mezzo and macro social work policy practice knowledge skills. Prepares for participation in the policy making process, integrating both policy analytical and formulation skills, as well as understanding the methods and strategies for advocating for policy change and new policies. Prerequisite: For graduate study only. Three hours per week.