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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

Description

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.