May 28, 2024  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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SW 101 - Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

Introduces the student to the profession of social work within the context of the social welfare system.  Provides an overview of an integrative approach to generalist social work emphasizing intervention on individual, environmental, and societal levels.

Prerequisites & Notes

Assignment Overview
Assignment Overview: Weekly quizzes

Assignments: 6-8 page paper with interview, experiential project

Interactivity:  None

Final Assessment None

Course Learning Objectives
Course Objectives:

  • Make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the NASW Code of Ethics, relevant laws regulations, models for ethical decision-making, ethical conduct of research, and additional codes of ethics as appropriate to context
  • Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and oral, written, and electronic communication
  • Use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes
  • Apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies

Credits: 3 credits

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