Social Work | Introduction to Social Work
S141 | ALL | Varies


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.