2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SWK 218 Social Work and Disabilities Studies

This course will be taught from a social work perspective, enhancing approaches to work directly with individuals with disabilities. Reflecting on the historical perspective of disability services within the US, students will develop knowledge and competency in providing direct care to the disability population. Emphasizing advocacy and social justice for those who experience a disability will prepare the student to engage in both career and ministry opportunities. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own assumptions of disability, applying a biblical approach to their understanding.