Jun 13, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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SOWK 342 - Social Welfare Policy/Services


Credit(s): 3
3 hours lecture, 3 hours contact
Prerequisite(s): Non-majors must obtain permission of director of Social Work Program.
Students are introduced to the development of social work as a profession. The course focuses on major social welfare policies and programs and the philosophical, economic, social, and political forces that shape their development. Students will explore contemporary approaches to social problems, such as health and welfare issues facing families, children and older adults; poverty; unemployment; homelessness; AIDS; mental illness; and developmental disabilities. The course highlights issues of social and economic justice and the inequities that exist and affect ethnic and racial minorities, women, and other at-risk populations.



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