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SOC 121 SOCIAL SERVICE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES I

SOC 121 – Social Service Policies and Procedures I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  SOC 121 Social Service Policies and Procedures I

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in SOC 101 or PSY 101

Co-requisites:  None                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course examines from a historical perspective the processes involved in formulating social service policies and eligibility criteria, and in distribution of benefits.  This course covers the relationship of social service agencies and institutions to federal, state, and municipal government and to policy development, and includes an introduction to policy development, and includes an introduction to the structure and mode of operation of these agencies and institutions.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the generalist social work practice;
  2. discuss the history of social work and social welfare;
  3. identify and describe the various roles social workers play in their practice settings;
  4. explain social work values, ethics, and responsibilities established by National Association of Social  Workers (NASW);
  5. identify and analyze social welfare policies, programs, institutions, and services at the local, county, state, and federal level;
  6. explain contemporary social problems served by social welfare organizations; and
  7. describe diverse client populations and their unique needs.