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SOWK2110 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (3)

This course is an introduction to the profession of social work and the role of social work in the social welfare system. This course serves as an orientation to the nature of social work practice, the issues that confront social workers, and the types of client systems served by social workers with an emphasis on small towns and rural communities. The course is organized around the major themes of poverty, socioeconomic class differences, and includes a review of the history and current nature of social welfare services. This course will include a service learning component.