SOC 175◊ Introduction to Social Work

3 credits

Last Update Effective: 8/25/03

An introduction to generalist social work within the context of social welfare service and policies including their historical origins, conceptual framework, and contemporary foci. Provides an overview of principal social work values and code of ethics, practice methods, research considerations and policy issues. Also emphasized are the unique experiences of diverse and at-risk populations facing a variety of social challenges. These groups include, but are not limited to, women, minorities, persons with disabilities, gays and lesbians, and older adults, among others.

Lecture: 3 hours