SW 304

Social Work Intervention: Large Groups and Community Organization

This third intervention course examines generalist social work practice with groups and large systems. Students explore specific change models while working with organizations and communities, including the global community. Organizational operations, internal functioning, and linkages with other communities are studied. Special attention is given to the role of politics; the effect of politics on social workers, clients, human services agencies, and strategies to effect change in the political arena. Students use critical thinking skills to assess, implement, and evaluate change in large groups, organizations, and communities, including the global communities. Students will further acknowledge economic, social, and political injustices and will learn to recognize and use appropriate skills to empower oppressed groups using a systems approach. Enrollment is restricted to Social Work majors. Prerequisites: Social Work 0001, 203, 204, 205, and 208. Credit, 3 hours.