SW 200: Introduction to Social Work


SW 200: The Field of Social Work (3 credits)

Course Description

Orientation to the profession of social work; the nature and scope of social work, historical development, values and philosophy, methods of practice, scope, and aims. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 22 or Placement in ENG 100

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the historical development and identify professional characteristics of social work as a profession.
  • Explain social work values and their applications in the field.
  • Analyze social problems affecting individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Explain the theories and skills of social problems and their applications.
  • Identify personal characteristics and analyze their implications in the practice of social work.

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