Introduces the social work profession and provides an overview of fields of social welfare services. Explores the various professional roles social workers play in working in each field. Examines the social welfare system as a society’s response to human need and structure for delivery of social services. Thirty hours of volunteer service in a social agency required. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SOWK 306 SOC WLF HST & CONTMP ISSUES (Fall 2019)
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.