SOC 110: Introduction to Social Work

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Social Science

A historical overview of social work as a profession by examining professional preparation and employment opportunities as well as characteristics of practice settings with individuals, groups and communities. The course will be structured to promote the critical thinking and problem-solving skills of students by using the sociological perspective.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. The Sociological Perspective
    1. Theory and Method
  2. Social Structure and Socialization
  3. Social Work: A Response to Human Need
    1. Historical Perspective
    2. Social Work as a Comprehensive Helping Profession
  4. Social Work as a Profession
  5. Fields of Social Work Practice
  6. Values and Ethics
  7. Prevention
  8. Challenges
  9. Children and Youth
  10. Ethnic Diversity