SOWK 360 Social Welfare History and Policy
Students acquire a critical understanding of the historic development of social welfare policy and its implications for contemporary macro practice within the social work profession. Students will analyze, formulate, and evaluate social welfare policy, paying special attention to implications for racial, ethnic, and cultural communities and the role of social work professionals to intentionally influence equitable policy solutions. Students also explore structural colonial frameworks of policy development in contrast with current evolving intersecting social work frameworks of the profession. Students learn a variety of approaches for analyzing social welfare policies and how to apply them to a topic of interest or relevance that impacts Communities of Color and Indigenous communities. Prerequisite: Admission to social work major.
Prerequisite: Admission to social work major.
4 Undergraduate credits
Effective December 15, 2016 to present
- Apply a value critical approach to social policy practice that has special importance to communities of color and other at-risk populations.
- Appropriately apply policy change strategies available to generalist social workers.
- Assess the centrality of power and empowerment to achieve social and economic justice.
- Assess the usefulness of different policy change strategies available to generalist social workers.
- Identify past and current manifestations of the empowerment tradition of social workers as policy practitioners.
- Identify the key antecedents of social welfare policy and the social work profession.
- Know a value critical approach to social policy practice.
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