Apr 14, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

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SW 2601C - Social Welfare Overview and Trends

The first of a two-course sequence that covers the social welfare policy and services content of the foundation curriculum for undergraduate social work education. Introduces the basic concepts, social work values, ethics, and principles to understand social welfare programs and services. Explores the historical content and evolution of social welfare policy and how the dominant values, contextual factors, and ideologies shape policy in a broad range of social welfare arenas. This course requires 20 hours of service learning.

Requisites: SW 1000 and ENG 1510 or ENG 1610
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: TAG Course: OSS030 Introduction to Social Welfare
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:  

  • Demonstrate ability for critical thinking about social policies and issues, and be able to identify, define, & differentiate terms, facts, values, ideologies, and opinions. (Departmental Obj. 4, 5)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of peoples, cultures, classes and races in U.S. society, and the extent to which policies and programs historically have reflected discriminatory and oppressive practices. (Depart. Objs. 1, 2, 8, 9, 10)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major social welfare issues, influences, values, and events in history (national and international), & the institutional factors that have shaped both the problems and society’s response. (Dept. Obj. 1,4,8,9)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the social work professional history. (Departmental Obj 1, 9)
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate knowledge and skills gained in the course in oral and written form during class discussions and on quizzes, papers, presentations, and a final exam. (Departmental Objectives 5, 6, 10)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of social and economic justice, and the various ideological and philosophical and political approaches to this concepts throughout American history. (Departmental Objectives 1, 2, 5)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of historical research in understanding the evolution of social welfare policy in the U.S. (Departmental Objective 8)
  • Identify your own values, attitudes, and perspectives as they relate to social policy formulation, as well as values reflected in the policies & programs themselves. (Departmental Obj. 1, 8, 9)

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