Catalogue 2013 - 2014

PH 210 Ethics for Social Workers


3 cr.


SW major or PSY major or permission of instructor.

Course Description

This course presents students with principles drawn from moral philosophy and social work to be used in identifying, assessing, and resolving ethical dilemmas in social work practice. The course covers basic theories of ethics including utilitarianism and Kantian ethics as well as conceptions of virtue and vice. Case studies in social work are used throughout, applying theory to practice.


every spring semester.