Social Work/Human Services (SWHS)
Grading Mode: Standard Letter
This course is an introductory overview of social welfare in the U.S., and the societal institutions that structure the provision of social services and services to individuals and groups. The course covers the historical perspectives of U.S. social work and human services structures, with emphasis on the evolution of social welfare programs and institutions, major U.S. court and policy decisions, contemporary social problems, modern service delivery systems. Further exploration of current policies, procedures, and the tasks of culturally responsive social workers and human service workers is also covered. Students in this course will explore professional, ethical and cultural issues facing the fields of social work and human services. Graded.