The Social Welfare System

SWK 340
Social Work
3
Description:

This course examines the history and philosophy of the American social welfare system and policies. Using a systems framework, we will examine how politics, economics, culture, values, etc. influence how we provide welfare in this country. Special attention will be given to social work values and ethics, as well as at-risk populations and social justice. We will explore the role of the church in social welfare.