Catalogue 2013 - 2014

SW 313 Social Welfare and Social Policy


3 cr.


SW 100, POSC 102, and junior standing.

Course Description

This is an examination of the structure and policies of social institutions as they relate to social welfare and the profession of social work. Students are introduced to the history, philosophy, and development of social welfare including a close review of American social welfare institutions. The history and ideology of contemporary social welfare programs are reviewed to provide students with a framework for policy analysis and to foster skill in identifying the impact of social policies on human functioning.