SW 200 Introduction to Social Work Practice
(Social Work)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand social work as a distinct profession dedicated to enhancing economic and social justice of all people.
  • Describe how structural arrangements of inequality and practices of oppression and discrimination shape the context of social work practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a generalist practice approach to social problems emerging from social work theory embedded in strengths based perspective.
  • Identify phases of the planned change process (preparation, engagement, assessment, intervention and evaluation) and the key understandings, skills, roles and activities associated with each.
  • Explore basic social work values relative to personal experiences, values, and beliefs as they relate to the knowledge, values, and skills base of social work practice. Discuss key aspects of the organizational context of social work practice and describe strategies for effective practice within an organizational context.

Prerequisite: HS 100

Offered: Spring