2019-2020 CURRENT Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2020  
2019-2020 CURRENT Catalog

SOCW-131 Introduction to Social Work

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016)
A basic overview and introduction to the profession of Social Work. Topics include basic concepts historical overview of social welfare and the primary areas in which social workers concentrate to prevent or reduce social dysfunction.

Course Outcomes
1. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly 2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice 3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgements 4. Engage diversity and difference in practice 5. Advance human rights and social and economic justice 6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research 7. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment 8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services 9. Respond to contexts that shape practice 10. Engage, assess, intervene and evaluate individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities