- Name: Introduction to Social Work
- Division: Liberal Arts
- Discipline: Social Work
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Introduces the profession of social work within a historical context. Emphasis on values, human diversity, analysis of social problem solving and fields of practice.
II: Course Objectives
- This course is designed to introduce students to the major concepts of social work careers and interventions with at risk populations.
- Students will gain the concept of professionalism within the field of social work.
- To develop an understanding of both social work methods and theories, as well as ethical concerns within the field of social work.
- Students will gain knowledge pertaining to social work and how to apply those principals to the human services professions.
III: Course Linkage
This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives in which the successful student will be able to demonstrate that they:
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate for their degree emphasis.
- Can maintain a proficiency with their communication and interpersonal skills to a level that is appropriate for their degree emphasis.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Understand the importance of cultural traditions, diversity, and ethics in the modern world.
Scheduled SW-101 classes:
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