Dec 05, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

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SOCW 503 - The Social Welfare System

Credits: 3

Examines the philosophical, ideological, and historical foundations of contemporary social welfare issues and policies from a global systems perspective. The course includes consideration of the influence of various political perspectives on the conceptualization of the welfare state. The emergence and the evolution, as well as contemporary issues facing the profession and the social and economic justice implications of policies on selected populations are discussed. In addition to considering policy alternatives, students will acquire skills in assessing social impact of social welfare policies in family and community systems as well as skills in tracing the historical development of contemporary social welfare policies at the U.S. federal and state levels.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MSW program

Term(s) Offered: Fall

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