Social Work | Emergence of Social Welfare Services
S251 | 8600 | Byers
(Prereq: SWK 141 or permission of the instructor) This course examines the
evolution of social welfare policies and programs in response to human needs
and social problems as related to economic, political, and social
conditions. Through this examination, students acquire knowledge of the
prevailing social, political, ideological, and economic contexts that gave
rise to the various social welfare policies and programs that have evolved.
In addition, students acquire knowledge of manifest and latent functions of
social welfare organizations' activities, their relationship to each other,
and the recurrent themes and issues in social welfare service delivery. In
addition, the interrelationship and sources of conflict between the evolving
profession of social work and social welfare services are explored.