swrk200 | undergraduate

Introduction To Social Work

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This course introduces students to the foundations of social work and social justice. Students examine the history, philosophical foundation, and theoretical perspectives of the profession of social work and come to understand the nature and causes of major social welfare issues.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Social Work and Other Professions

    • Describe the roles and relationships between social work and criminal justice.
    • Analyze the role of social work and community mental health services.
    • Explain the role of social work in providing family and youth services.

    Introduction to and History of Social Work

    • Describe various settings in which generalist social work practitioners perform their functions.
    • Describe the most influential theoretical foundational knowledge base for social work practice.
    • Identify significant societal movements that have shaped social work practice.
    • Identify best practices for working collaboratively as a generalist social worker.

    Ethics in the Social Work Profession

    • Identify the six core values of social work practice based on the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics.
    • Describe how the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics guides social work practice.
    • Analyze social justice and injustice in the social work field.

    Social Work Perspectives

    • Describe the importance of diversity on influencing social work service delivery.
    • Explain how empowerment is viewed as the basis of social work practice.
    • Describe the multifaceted nature of social work practice, and identify the various roles and functions of generalist social work practitioners.
    • Discuss the relationship between social work and social policy.

    Generalist Social Work

    • Describe social work’s generalist approach from the micro and macro perspectives.
    • Identify key components of the public welfare policy.
    • Discuss the importance of resource management in social work.
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