Prerequisite: formal admission to social work and SOWK 1301 and 3313 with a grade of “C” or above. Part two of a two-course sequence, this course explores topics such as (1) history and current structures of social welfare services, (2) the role of policy in service delivery and in social work practice, (3) attainment of individual and social well being, and (4) comparative and international social welfare. The course also emphasizes understanding of current developments in social welfare, factors affecting the structure and dynamics of social welfare policies/services as well as understanding the role of the social work profession within that framework. Additionally, models for analyzing social welfare policy are introduced, and students apply these models to past policy decisions and current issues. Three credit hours.
- Course credit hours: 3