SOCY 1210 - Introduction to Social Work
Credit Hours: 4.00
SOCY 1210 is an introductory behavioral science course that covers the historical, theoretical, and methodological systems that produced social welfare services and the social work profession. Students will participate in Service Learning during class time.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the course students will be able to trace the history, theory, values, and ethics of the social work system.
- Distinguish between social welfare, public welfare, and the social work profession.
- Identify and list the principles of case work management.
- Discuss the Generalist Approach and Systems Theory within individuals, groups, and the community.
- Identify and define different theories and approaches that social workers utilize.
- Identify and discuss the (National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to identify and discuss the services social workers provide to individuals, groups, and the community.
- List the steps involved when initiating the planned change in social work.
- Identify the tasks of the social worker during the interview process.
- List the pros and cons of the assessment and the school of casework practice.
- Discuss social work with groups, utilizing the variety of social work models.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to identify and discuss the role of social work values and the profession within the community as well as within the public and private sectors.
- Characterize pubic agencies and discuss the role of social work in the agencies.
- Characterize voluntary agency and discuss the role of social work.
- Discuss social services in the nonsocial work setting(s).
- Explain the history of social work in the community.
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to identify areas of social work concern in the United States and globally.
- Discuss direct practice with minorities and special populations.
- Discuss indirect practice with minorities and special populations.
- Explain social work practice on a global perspective.
Upon completion of the course students will be able to identify the broad areas of social service resources, participation, guidelines, criteria, and methods of classification.
- Identify the differences between profit and nonprofit agencies.
- Discuss the differences between public and private medical insurance policies and coverage.
- Identify resources available within the community and guidelines that apply to receiving assistance.
- Discuss the role of the state and federal government when accessing resources.
Upon completion of the course students will be able to recognize their own values, beliefs, and own personal bias about human diversity as they relate to one’s culture, class, and lifestyle choices in others in relation to general practice.
- Explore cultural differences and ethnocentrism.
- Discuss the differences between prejudice, discrimination, and racism.
- Identify different lifestyle choices in order to effectively assist populations in need.
- Develop and implement treatment plans.
Upon completion of the course students will be able to identify and discuss different groups, issues, and social problems at the center of social work practice.
- Identify with problems in aging.
- Discuss problems in mental health.
- Discuss problems in substances abuse.
- Identify challenges in the education and employment institutions.
- Identify challenges in the health care industry.
- Identify challenges within the criminal justice system.
- Identify the challenges with public policies and procedures in social work.
Upon completion of the course students will arrive at a fit between the student and career.
- Identify a pathway for student interest and educational focus.
- Identify a service learning or field placement in which to fulfill contact hours related to the students’ area of interest in social work.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
- Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
- Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
- Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
- Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
- Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
- Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Introduction and Course Overview
- The Generalist Approach and Theories in Social Work
- The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession
- Social Work Practice and Social Systems
- The Social Service Delivery System
- Social Work Values and Ethics
- Social Work and Social Justice
- Diversity and Social Work
- Social Policies and Social Work
- Social Work in Health and Mental Health
- Social Work with Families and Youth
- Social Work with Aging and Special Populations
Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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