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SWRK/210

Social Problems & Programs

Online

Format

$1194

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

weeks

Course length

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23 Nov 2021

Enroll by 1pm Central: 19 Nov 2021 09:00:00 AM

Enroll by 1pm Central: 11 Feb 2022 09:00:00 AM

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Social Problems & Programs

Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides an in-depth perspective of social problems and programs. Students develop an understanding of social welfare and the effects of sociopolitical policies on marginalized populations. Students examine the link between special populations in terms of neglect and abuse, as well as the relationship between the social welfare system and the legal system in relation to the enforcement of victims of abuse laws.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Social Welfare Policy: History, Foundations and Values

  • Explain the primary social work values as they relate to social welfare policy.
  • Describe the historical foundations of social welfare policy in the United States.
  • Identify the theoretical and conceptual foundations of social welfare policies.

Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Assistance

  • Describe the various models for social welfare policy analysis.
  • Explain the various forms of social welfare assistance.
  • Identify public and private providers of social relief.

Social Justice, Civil Rights, and Economic Challenges

  • Describe the barriers to social justice in the context of civil rights.
  • Identify factors that contribute to poverty.
  • Define the major economic social welfare programs

Policies: Social Insurance, Aging, Families, and Healthcare

  • Describe how the Social Security Act applies to the field of social work.
  • Define challenges facing the aging population.
  • Describe the federal guidelines for the child welfare system.
  • Explain the impact of different health care acts or policies on social work practice.

Social Welfare Policies: Globalization, Advocacy, and Practice

  • Describe the impact of social welfare policy on different populations.
  • Explain how social justice is promoted through social welfare policies.
  • Explain the role of advocacy and policy practice in social work.
 

 

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

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