Mar 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook
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SWRK 2030 - Introduction to Social Welfare and Policy

3 sem hrs cr

Analysis of the development, structure and function of social welfare programs and policies. Exploration of recurring themes and comparison to welfare polices around the globe. Prerequisite: Exemption from or completion of ENGL 0810  and READ 0810  

In rare and unusual circumstances, a course prerequisite can be overridden with the permission of the Department Lead for the discipline.

Transfer (UT) or Non-Transfer Course (UN): UT

Master Course Syllabus
Course Objectives

  • Understand the historical impact of social policies
  • Describe current theoriesand concepts on social welfare
  • Examine relevant social policies in the United States and othercountries
  • Recognize the interaction between economics and government policy

Student Learning Outcomes
In alignment with the National Council on Social Work Education’score competences, Students completing the Social Work Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees in the Social Work academic program or Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) have basic knowledge of the following:

Competency 1: Advance Human Rights and Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice  

  1. Analyze historical and current theories and issues around social problems and policies at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels 
  2. Identify the limitations of social welfare policies and social services 

Competency 2: Engage in Policy Practice

  1. Apply foundational skills to policy writing 
  2. Articulate the impact social policies have on social welfare

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