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    Northern Kentucky University
  Jan 24, 2018
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWK 620 Contemporary Social Welfare Policy (3 credits)

Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSW program.
Taught: Spring only
This course covers social welfare policy and services content that includes the history, mission, and philosophy of the social work profession. This con-tent covers the role of social policy in helping people in maintaining or achieving optimal health and well-being; and the effect of policy on social work practice. This course will help students understand how policy affects human rights and social and economic justice; and global connectedness of oppression and marginalization of people of color and other vulnerable populations. Students will analyze current social policy within the contemporary factors like globalization that shape policy.

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