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SWK 256. Development of Social Welfare. 3 Hours.

The course reviews and evaluates the history, philosophical assumptions, values and development of social welfare programs and services throughout the United States. The course examines the socio-political-economic conditions which not only form, but influence social welfare systems. In addition, the course discusses intersections between privilege and oppression. The course reviews multiple marginalized, oppressed , and underserved populations with which social work intersects and ways that social work can positively impact social, economic, environmental justice, and human rights.