Prerequisites: Formal admission to the social work program or human services minor and SOWK 1301 with a grade of “C” or above. Part one of a two-course sequence, this course examines policy-making in the governmental context. The process at the local, state, regional and national levels will be reviewed and service and benefits entitlements provided under these policies will be summarized. The history, organization, guiding principles and resulting programs that govern major social welfare institutions will be explored. Theories of social justice will be studied to understand the phrasing of policy claims and their assessment. Three credit hours.
- Course credit hours: 3