2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
    Feb 05, 2023  
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SW 510 - Policy Analysis and Policy Practice


This course introduces students to the major social welfare policies and programs of the United States today,and it examines the historical circumstances which gave rise to those social welfare programs and the socialwork profession. Existing policies are critically examined, and attention is given to strengths-based methods bywhich social policies might be influenced to better meet human needs and promote social justice. The NineCore Competencies as set forth in the 2015 CSWE accreditation standards are infused throughout this course.Emphasis is placed upon engagement in policy practice and advocacy with the end goal of participating inpositive social change. Students will demonstrate the ability to engage in policy analysis and practice andidentify the actions needed for change, and identify emerging social trends in order to provide relevant socialwelfare services. This course assesses Social Work EPAS Competency 5.
Credits: 3



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