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2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOWK 306 - Social Welfare History and Contemporary Issues

4 Hour(s) Credit
Provides an introduction to the field of social welfare, primarily in the United States and major social movements. Examines the history of the social welfare system and social work profession, in the context of societal factors with particular attention to the intersectionality of race, class and gender. Explores the impact of values and beliefs on the development of the modern U.S. social welfare system. Investigates the dynamics of privilege and oppression as part of the political, economic and social factors that influence the policies and services provided by social work practitioners.
Four hours per week.
Prerequisites SOWK 200  or permission of the instructor.