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Social Welfare Policy


This course addresses the American social welfare state and its historical responses to need for diverse and different populations. Of primary focus is on the interrelationship of poverty, marginalization, oppression, alienation, privilege, power, and acclaim, as well as well-being, access to services, and the delivery of services with human rights, and social, economic, and environmental justice. Students learn the social work skills of policy research, policy analysis, policy creation, macro social work ethics, online petitions, community needs assessments, researching community experts, community task force development, and writing letters to legislators. Offered fall only.

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