Catalogue 2013 - 2014

SW 303 Social Work Interventive Methods III

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

SW 301 and junior standing.

Course Description

Students learn the knowledge, values, and skills of macro level social work practice with communities and organizations. The course applies the social work problem-solving process and social work values and ethics to organizational, community, political, and social problems. Theories of community practice that address problem identification and intervention strategies on a continuum ranging from the local level to large-scale social change are covered. The course examines the role of the social service organization in the community and the impact of the community and organizational systems on human functioning. The relationship between micro and macro level practice, the social worker's ethical responsibility for promoting social justice, and macro level approaches for advocating for social justice are covered.

Distribution

MR