Section 8931 - G. Shifron Section 8932 - W. Link
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. It introduces the knowledge, skills, and values of social work as a profession and explores the role of social workers within the broad area of social welfare and social services. Social work practice requires extensive knowledge about the human condition, problems in living, problem- solving, the delivery of human services, and the institutions that comprise today's social welfare system. Cognitive and interaction skills necessary for competent practice are introduced in this course. The course emphasizes the value base of social work practice and its commitment to social and economic justice. It assists students in assessing the congruence between their own values and those of the profession. For sections 5370 and 5380.