Master Course Syllabus · Social Sciences · Social Work - SOCW
Introduction to Social Work
- Master Course Syllabus
- Section ALL
- 3 Credits
- 08/01/2019 to 12/31/2019
- Modified 08/05/2019
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.
Core Curriculum Statement
This course is not a core curriculum course.
Upon successful completion of Introduction To Social Work, students should be able to:
- Discuss the historical development of social work in the United States.
- Distinguish the profession of social work from other helping professions.
- Identify core values of social work as stated in the National Association of Social Worker (NASW) Code of Ethics.
- Identify the primary roles and functions of social workers (advocate, broker, facilitator, etc.).
- Identify practice settings where social workers function and articulate how these settings influence the roles of social workers.
- Describe the Generalist Intervention Model.
- Describe how the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners Code of Conduct guides social work practice.
- Describe how the NASW Code of Ethics guides social work practice.
- Describe social work’s goal of advancing human rights and justice.
- Describe social work’s obligation to serve diverse populations.
- Articulate the importance of self-care to prevent burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma.
Introduction to Social Work 2nd edition
by Lisa E. Cox
Sage Publishing Company
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