SW 100 Introduction to Social Work
Introduction to Social Work is the first course offered in the Social Work undergraduate curriculum. This course provides the necessary foundation for understanding the current social welfare system and the ways that social service delivery systems have developed historically in the United States. Introducing students to the many facets of social work, this course examines the profession of social work; its values; specialties of practice; and the various roles of a social worker in a changing society. Emphasis is on the history of social work; social welfare; the skill base of the profession; the organization and functions of public and private social agencies; and the social service delivery system.
Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite to all other Social Work courses. Registration open to all students who have a maximum of 89 credits earned. Social Work 100 may be taken with other social work courses concurrently. Students who have earned 90 credits or more may only register for this course with permission from the Social Work program director.
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