Dec 10, 2023
SW 1000 - Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
Provides an overview of a range of social problems and society’s response to them through the social service delivery system. The problems and services described include: child abuse and neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, poverty, aging, mental health and illness, and corrections. Within this context, various career options and professional roles will be described, including that of social work.
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
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: OSS029 Introduction to Social Work
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Be able to use critical thinking to understand and accurately answer exam questions about key historical events in the development of the social work profession. (Dept. Obj A1)
- Accurately answer exam questions about the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and its derivation. (Dept. Obj A1)
- Identify & define major social problems/strengths in society, services available, gaps in services and means of effecting greater social & economic justice in service provision, particularly in regard to at risk populations. (Dept. Obj A2)
- Define and accurately answer exam questions oppression and discrimination and apply inquiry and critical reasoning to understand social work interventions to offset it. (Dept. Objs A2, A3, A4B)
- Develop and write about an emerging understanding of the various practice arenas and intervention strategies of social workers. (Dept. Objs A3, A4B)
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)