SW 204/SW 204H

Social Welfare Programs and Policy

This course will examine the history of social welfare, including the values, beliefs, and attitudes that have shaped the social welfare institution. The course will also provide the generalist social worker a comprehensive view of diverse social issues such as substandard housing, poor health care coverage, inadequate social security programs, and populations at risk. The student will be afforded the opportunity to garner further knowledge of the political and economic factors that affect social welfare policy and planning, as well as social and economic justice. Credit, 3 hours.