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SOCWK 5000 History of Social Work

3 hours


In this generalist course students will be introduced to the historical development, mission and current state of the field of social work. Students will identify the impact of social problems on individuals, families and/or communities. In preparation for the Generalist Field Practicum Placement, students will be introduced to the professional social work code of ethics and ethical decision-making frameworks, as well as explore the intersection of their personal and professional values. Students will explore various social work practice roles, and the interaction of these roles with other disciplines.