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5350. Analysis of Social Welfare Policy and Social Service Delivery Systems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Social Work MSW and non-degree students.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides a critical analysis of the historical roots of American social welfare policy, the formulation of policy, and the economic and political determinants of contemporary policy development. Examination and analysis of the inter-relationship between social welfare policy, the service delivery systems, and practice implications for private and public agencies and programs. Also includes the examination of international issues in social welfare policy and social service delivery. Students will analyze and apply the results of policy research relevant to social service delivery; understand and demonstrate policy practice skills in regard to economic, political and organizational systems; use them to influence, formulate, and advocate for policy consistent with social work values, and identify financial, organizational, administrative, and planning processes required to deliver social services. Required course for students in the M.S.W. program.


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Section Class Number Notes Instructor Enrollment Term Session Instruction Mode
H05 11156 Powers, Jenna 22/22 Spring 2023 Reg Online