Course: SWRK 525. Social Welfare Policy and Services (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Acceptance to the MSW program. This course examines economic, historical, political, intellectual, sociocultural, ideological and other such factors shaping social welfare, economic policy, programs and services. The course uses various analytical frameworks for studying social welfare policy, programs, and services, with a focus on intersectionality, power, and privilege. The course examines the roles of policymakers, the processes of social change and the roles of social workers and community members as facilitators of positive social change. Emphasis is placed on effects of social and economic policy on the well-being of impoverished and oppressed people in urban settings.