Jun 05, 2023
SW 630 - Social Work History and Social Welfare Policy (3 units)
Explores the historical development of the social work profession and current policies governing the social service delivery system within the United States.
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. articulate the historical development of the social work profession.
2. identify the ideological positions and underlying values inherent to conservative, liberal, and radical political ideologies.
3. analyze the fit between ideological positions, policy solutions and social work values.
4. critically examine the differential effects of social welfare policies on diverse groups.
5. use electronic data sources to examine social problems.
6. articulate the central provisions of major social welfare policies and how these policies influence practice.
7. use written communication to effectively describe and explain social welfare programs and policies.
8. analyze the role of social policy in eradicating, establishing or maintaining inequality and oppression.
9. identify and describe pivotal polices shaping social services and the profession.
10. identify the steps involved in the legislative process.
11. distinguish between the roles all three branches of government play in policy.
12. analyze the effects of economic structures on social service needs and provisions.
13. analyze the effects of current trends and policy choices on social service provision and clients.
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