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SWU 171 Introduction to Social Work
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: A descriptive and analytical historical perspective of the profession of social work, of social problems and of the social welfare system. Prerequisite and corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe the historical background and societal values which underpin social work practice and the role of social workers in various fields of practice.(CSLO 2,4)
2. (Comprehension Level) Relate and explain the history of the American social welfare system and the history of various oppressed populations as they relate to the American social welfare system. (CSLO 1,2,4)
3. (Analysis Level) Differentiate social work from the human service professions.(CSLO 2,3)
4. (Evaluation Level) Explain how race, sex, sexual orientation, economic status, physical or mental ability, age, and religion affect social work clients and the practice of social work. (CSLO 1,2,3,4)
5. (Analysis Level) Discuss social work's historic and current role in working with at-risk populations and working toward social and economic justice. (CSLO 1,2,3,4)
6. (Comprehension Level) Articulate the theories from a variety of fields that provide the basis of social workers' understanding of social problems and the interventions developed to address those problems. (CSLO 1,2,3,4)
7. (Analysis Level) Explain the relationship between social problems and the interventions developed to address them. (CSLO 1,2,4)
8. (Synthesis Level) Explain how a student's values and beliefs, and social work values and ethics relate to and influence social work practice. (CSLO 1,2,3,4)
9. (Comprehension Level) Relate and explain the history of the social work profession and social welfare. (CSLO 2,4)
10. (Application Level) Participate in 20 hours of on site volunteer work to become acquainted with the field of social work and what the responsibilities of a social worker entail. (CSLO 1,2,3,4)
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