SOCWK 5110 Social Welfare Policy, Service, and Delivery
In this generalist course students will study the historical development of social welfare policies, services, and institutions and address contemporary policy and service delivery issues from a national and global perspective. The social, political, and value systems that create policies are studied and assessed for the preservation of civil, political, environmental, social and cultural rights of all humans. A systems perspective is taught which focuses on the relationship between policy, services, and institutions at the local, state, and federal levels. Students will explore oppressive structural barriers and their impact on service delivery and effectiveness to address human well-being. Students will use their knowledge of social work micro, mezzo, and macro theories in analyzing the creation and implementation of policies.
Pre or Corequisite(s): SOCWK 5000 History of Social Work.
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.