Course descriptions are provided for available courses AND their prerequisites. View a list of courses offered during the Summer 2012 term.
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Social Policy & Services
SW401A: Social Policy and Services (required) This two-semester course is an introduction to social welfare policy, and to the historical and contemporary forces that have shaped its evolution. The first semester focuses on the history of social welfare in the United States. Basic conceptual tools for analysis of social policy are introduced with a focus on the relationship of social policy to social work. In both semesters special emphasis is placed on understanding issues of poverty, racism, and other forms of oppression, and on understanding their relationship to social welfare policy. Two consecutive semesters of SW401 are required: SW401A and SW401B. Students must register for the same section each semester.
- Course number: SW-401A
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture