Social Work | Introduction to Social Work
S141 | ALL | All

This course is an introduction to the profession of social work and
the philosophical, societal, and organizational contexts within which
professional social work activities are carried out.  This course
provides the opportunity for students to explore their interest in
and potential for a career in social work by introducing the
knowledge, skills and values of social work and exploring the role of
social workers within a variety of social services.  Cognitive and
interaction skills necessary for competent practice are introduced in
this course.  By emphasizing the value base of social work practice
and its commitment to social and economic justice, this course
assists students in assessing the congruence between their own values
and those of the profession. Students will complete 15 hours of
community service as a course requirement.