2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SWK 202 Social Work Policy & Practice

This course is an overview of social policy development and evaluation. Student will explore the process of policy formation and the influence of historical context and societal values. Students will be challenged to analyze policy from both an agency perspective as well as from a political perspective. They will develop a better understanding of the legislative process as it applies to the development of social policy. Emphasis will be given to policies that effect social welfare clients: economic policies, income maintenance, child welfare, mental health, healthcare, aging, and civil rights legislation. Special attention will be placed on activism and advocacy and the role of the Christian social worker. (3 credits)




( SWK102 )