Jul 13, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCW 101 - Introduction to Social Work

3 Credits: (3 lecture)

Course Description
This course provides students with an introductory understanding of generalist practice social work. Students will examine the history of social work, the core values and ethical principles of the field, and various areas of social work practice. The course explores social service delivery networks and the field’s commitment to realizing social justice. All students in this class must complete 30 hours of service learning. Clearances may be required by service learning site(s). This course meets the General Education competency of Values, Ethics, and Diverse Perspectives (VE). 

 

Prerequisite orCorequisite ENGL 101


Text
DuBois, Brenda, and Karla Krogsrud Miley. Social Work: An Empowering Profession. 9th ed. Pearson, 2019.  

Objectives
The student will be able to 

A. Describe the emergence of social work as a profession.  

B. Recognize generalist social work values and ethics. 

C. Identify personal values and their relationship to generalist social work values  

D. Examine the complexity of global human diversity and the various forces that shape it. (VE) 

E. Examine ethical and social justice problems from a variety of social perspectives and the social work professional perspective. (VE) 

F. Describe functions and roles of social workers. 

G. Recognize policies identified in the public domain.

Content
A. Profession of social work. 

B. Social work values and ethics. 

C. Personal values 

D. Human diversity. 

E. Social justice 

F. Functions and roles of social workers. 

G. Social policies in the public domain. 

Student Evaluation
A. Essay and objective examinations. 

B. Essay and objective examinations, community service hours, written assignments 

C. Essay and objective examinations, community service hours, written assignments.  

D. Essay and objective examinations, community service hours, written assignments. 

E. Essay and objective examinations, community service hours, written assignments. 

F. Essay and objective examinations, community service hours, written assignments 

G. Essay and objective examinations, written assignments 

Bibliography
Anderson, Elijah, et al., eds. Being Here and Being There: Fieldwork Encounters and Ethnographic Discoveries. London, 2004. 

Birkenmaier, Julie, et al., The Practice of Generalist Social Work. Routledge, 2013. 

Dolgoff, Ralph, Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice. Cengage Learning, 2011. 

Dupper, David R. School Social Work Skills and Interventions for Effective Practice. Wiley, 2003. 

Florida, Richard L. The Rise of the Creative Class: and How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life. Basic, 2004. 

Miarahi, Terry and Larry E. Davis. The Encyclopedia of Social Work. NASW Press, 2010. 

Sachs, Jeffrey. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time. Penguin, 2005.