This zero credit course briefly examines the assumptions, values, and events that have shaped the profession of social work. Social workers must have a solid understanding of the unique approaches that set the profession apart from others. This self-paced orientation is designed to provide Advanced Standing students with a brief overview of the social work profession prior to enrollment in clinical social work classes.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Describe the distinctive attributes of contemporary social work professionals within the profession’s historical evolution and the societal context in which it continues to evolve.
- Design and promote ethical responses to societal injustices by drawing on the profession’s rich legacy of fomenting social change.
- Summarize and apply social work ethics, values, and its legacy of leadership in creating positive and progressive social change at all levels of society.