2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SWK 102 Introduction to Social Work

This course will provide the student with an overview of the field and profession of social work. It will explore the purpose, function, core values, and knowledge base unique to social work, including a survey of social work history, methods, and fields of practice. Students will develop an understanding of the social work profession with emphasis on generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. The course will highlight issues of discrimination, marginalization and abuse of vulnerable populations and address how the profession advocates on behalf of these groups. Students will be challenged to develop an integrative biblical approach to the field of social work. (3 credits)