May 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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SW 305 Social Work with Communities and Organizations

3 credits

Problems exist in communities that impact whole groups of people, requiring the efforts of individuals, as well as organizations, within and beyond the community for conflict resolution.  In this course, students explore the frameworks for thinking about and initiating change; the skills necessary to work in and with organizations, and communities; and larger issues such as empowerment, resiliency, ethical decision making; and the diverse nature of the social work context. The course provides a generalist perspective for students, helping them understand the interlinked nature of micro (individual), mezzo (group), and macro (organizations/communities) skills.  Skills needed for effective community engagement; improved communication; advocacy; grant writing and fundraising; and the use of technology in the field are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): SW 100  or permission of instructor

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