Social Work | Social Work Introduction to Social Work
S141 | 8231 | Rademachir


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. Successful
completion (at least a C) of this course is one of the requirements for
application to the Bachelor of Social Work degree program at the IU School
of Social Work.