Social Work

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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SWK 410
Title Social Policy: Theory and Action
Credits 3.0
Distribution W
Prerequisites SWK361
Co-requisites SWK404 or SWK405
Fall 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 3223 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 WF 1:40pm - 2:55pm LAFAYETTE (117) Patricia M Connolly
02 3225 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 WF 3:05pm - 4:20pm LAFAYETTE (104) Richard C Sherman
03 3227 9/12/16 - 12/22/16 M 4:30pm - 6:50pm LAFAYETTE (105) Eve I Noss
S1 3228 9/12/16 - 12/22/16 M 4:30pm - 6:50pm LAFAYETTE (105) Eve I Noss


The knowledge and skills needed for the macro component of generalist social work practice are the focus of this course. Skill in social welfare policy research analysis and evaluation is developed and students gain experience in preparing and presenting a policy position both orally and in writing. Students take this course concurrently with fieldwork in order to examine policy relevant to their field experience. Emphasis is placed on students' ability to critique one's own and others' writing in social work policy development and analysis. Three lecture hours per week.