SWK2410 The American Social Work Welfare System

Course Overview

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

Course Description:

This course will be a study of social works historic commitment to social justice and to the elimination of poverty is integrated throughout the course. As well as current social welfare and the constructed policies and practices that address societal problems today such as poverty and vulnerable populations.

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) Begin to examine how issues of social and economic justice relate to ways that religious and nonreligious spiritual perspectives contribute to injustice and oppression as well as empowerment and liberation; 3) Utilize the knowledge learned of history to understanding the impact of oppression and discrimination on diverse peoples individual and collective functioning; 4) Apply to practice a framework of knowledge, theory, values, and skills for spiritually-sensitive social work.

Why This Course Is Important:

In this course, students will examine a range of engagement and assessment approaches and their use with vulnerable populations