SWK 1206 - Introduction to Social Work
Explore how historical events have shaped the social work profession. Recognize personal values in the context of one's practice as social worker and identify roles and knowledge base required. Recognize social, cultural and economic justice issues related to vulnerable groups and the impact of inequality. Describe social work settings and various fields of practice. Service Learning opportunities available.
SWK 1213 - Introduction to Social Welfare
Explore history, values, ideologies and ethics in development of social welfare in the United States and identify the role of government in the delivery of social services. Learn how institutional structures, including forms of oppression and discrimination, and human diversity issues influence the delivery of social services. Forty-eight hour agency observation required.
SWK 2207 - Anti-Oppressive Social Work
Learn skills to be effective with multicultural clients. Develop an understanding of theories, which will enhance competence in terms of behaviors, attitudes and policies that come together to assist professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Strong emphasis on self-awareness of personal cultural values and beliefs to increase appreciation of multicultural identities.
SWK 2297 - Special Topics
Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.