2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOW 2230 - Social Welfare and Society

This course seeks to provide a basic foundation for understanding the place and function of social work in the context of the broader social welfare institution in the United States. It examines the meaning of social welfare in contemporary society. Social welfare is defined, and the history and current patterns of provision of services within social welfare systems are explored. Historical antecedents are compared to recent approaches to the same issues. The role of values is examined, particularly as these values impact upon policy. Social welfare policy and social change are examined from many different perspectives. One credit of this course is satisfied by independent work.
Credits: 4
Open to all students Offered in the Fall Semester