SWK2210 Professional Social Work in Contemp Society

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Dana Knighten

Course Description:

Professional Social Work a Contemporary Society is preparatory course for entry into the Social Work BSW program. It will provide students with a beginning understanding of social work interventions and students will be introduced to different models and perspectives that will guide their work toward social justice with vulnerable people. This course will also provide a framework of knowledge, values, skills and experiences for culturally competent, ethical, and spiritually-sensitive social work practice.

How This Course Benefits Students:

After successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 1) Demonstrate knowledge and an ability to apply major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends within the social work field; 2) Identify and develop skills and experience related to aspiring social work related career goals; 3) Begin to understand standards of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and apply strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions; 4) Apply to practice a framework of knowledge, theory, values, and skills for spiritually-sensitive social work.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course provides and overviews of those phenomena that influence service delivery including, but not limited to, social work values, ethics, racism, oppression, individual, family, community and societal characteristics.