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SCWK 9980 History and Philosophy of Social Welfare in U.S. (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course surveys the history of social welfare institutions and social work practice in the United States. It reviews efforts to conceptualize the field of social welfare and to analyze its tendencies. The course examines applicable social and behavioral theories and pertinent research of the different components of the social welfare system. Social welfare policies and organizational forms are examined within context of economic, political, social, philosophical, and scientific climate of the period.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Required of Doctoral Social Work students. Elective for Doctoral Social Welfare students.


Last Updated: 10-Feb-15