2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SWRK 601 - Social Welfare Policy and Services

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0

This course is an advanced study of the historical development of social welfare and the evolution of social work values and ethics. Emphasis is placed on the major fields of social work such as children and family services, mental health, health care, income maintenance, and corrections. Analytic frameworks with regard to social welfare policies and services are introduced. Frameworks identify strengths and weaknesses in the social welfare system with respect to multiculturalism and diversity. Policy at the national, state, and local levels, with emphasis on poverty, inequality; social and economic justice is addressed.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work

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