2021-2022 Catalog Vol. 82 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog Vol. 82 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work

CIP Code: 44.0701.51 24

Credit Hours: 3
An overview of the history and development of social work as a profession. The course is designed to foster a philosophical, historical, and critical understanding of the social work profession, including social work values, ethics, and areas of practice utilized under a Generalist Intervention Model. (SOCW 2361 is included in the Social Work Field of Study.)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the historical development of social work in the United States.
  2. Distinguish the profession of social work from other helping professions.
  3. Identify core values of social work as stated in the National Association of Social Worker (NASW) Code of
  4. Ethics.
  5. Identify the primary roles and functions of social workers (advocate, broker, facilitator, etc.).
  6. Identify practice settings where social workers function and articulate how these settings influence the
  7. roles of social workers.
  8. Describe how the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners Code of Conduct guides social work
  9. practice.
  10. Describe how the NASW Code of Ethics guides social work practice.
  11. Describe social work’s goal of advancing human rights and justice.
  12. Describe social work’s obligation to serve diverse populations.
  13. Articulate the importance of self-care to prevent burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): A student must be college ready in reading according to TSI college-ready standards.

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