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School:
Cedar Crest College
Course:
Swk 328 - Poverty and Income Redistribution

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Cedar Crest College Poverty and Income Redistribution Spring Semester 2009 Course SWK 328 70 Credits 3 Mondays from 7 00PM 9 30PM Maynard L Cressman Phone 610 606 4666 Ext 3502 Office Curtis 234 E Mail mlcressm cedarcrest edu Course Domain Preceded by SWK 202 this course is the second professional social work course primarily focused on content regarding social welfare policy and services Building on SWK 202 this course provides a more advanced complex and in depth understanding of social welfare policy analysis This course is primarily concerned with the United States social welfare system the theory and values upon which this system is based its component programs and its effectiveness as a means of redistributing resources to alleviate economic inequality and oppression Particular emphasis will be placed upon the analysis of the components of the current social welfare system as a basis for developing more effective policies programs and services to fully meet human needs Comparisons will be made to social welfare systems in other Western industrialized nations Attention will also be paid to the U S economic system and to the political judicial and administrative policy making procedures and processes Social work practice interventions and skills will be developed appropriate to meeting client needs with social welfare services and programs Course Objectives Through this course the intent is to assist the student to develop and use critical thinking skills to 1 Gain a more in depth understanding of historical and current social patterns and dynamics as expressions of attempts to meet a complex of human needs 2 Understand the philosophy of capitalism and the dynamics of the global U S economic system its relationship to social welfare policies and the legislative judicial and administrative policies that support it 3 Better comprehend the nature scope and consequences of structural inequality and social stratification in contemporary U S society and their ethical



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