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Graduate Course Details
Number SWK 703
Title Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Social Work and Social Welfare Policy
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to MSW program or permission of MSW instructor and MSW Coordinator
Fall 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
S1 3065 9/13/16 - 12/22/16 T 1:40pm - 4:20pm LAFAYETTE (002) William Keaney Jr
S2 3066 9/13/16 - 12/22/16 T 9:25am - 12:05pm LAFAYETTE (103) Jonathan Lukens
S3 3067 9/13/16 - 12/22/16 T 1:40pm - 4:20pm LAFAYETTE (102) Jonathan Lukens
S4 3068 9/13/16 - 12/22/16 T 6:00pm - 8:40pm LAFAYETTE (005) Kathleen Nielsen
S5 3078 9/13/16 - 12/22/16 T 9:25am - 12:05pm LAFAYETTE (104) Elise Sinagra
S6 3761 9/7/16 - 12/22/16 W 6:00pm - 8:40pm LAFAYETTE (005) William Keaney Jr


This course provides a basis for the formulation and analysis of social welfare policy and services with special emphasis on the differential impacts these policies have on vulnerable populations. This course will familiarize the student with key principles of social policy analysis and engage him or her in the processes involved in policy making, implementation, and evaluation. These skills will enable the student to become a knowledgeable critic and formulator of improved social welfare programs at the national level and within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.