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Course ID: SW  201
Effective Date: 03/01/2018
Title: Introduction to Social Work - SBD1
Career: Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 3.00
Description: This course introduces students to the profession of social work, its Code of Ethics, values base and commitment to social justice and working with vulnerable and oppressed groups. Students are exposed to the profession's history as well as current social issues and trends. The course provides an introduction to the roles of the generalist social work practitioner within a theoretical framework that includes systems theory, an ecological perspective, a problem-solving model, and the value of diversity. The course stresses self-awareness in determining suitability for a career in social work.


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