U-M SW 300 - SW 300 SYLLABUS (35 pages)

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SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY SWK 300 SPRING 2010 Cleveland State University School of Social Work Michael A Dover BSW MSW Ph D Office 216 687 3564 m a dover csuohio edu CSU Chester Building 326 Cell 216 645 1555 Off Hrs MW 2 00 3 00 Tues 10 11 or by appt We must ask ourselves who are in a better position and more called upon to act collectively politically and responsibly for the goals of welfare than those who have made welfare their profession that is the dominant occupation of their lives Eugen Pusic This is the official course syllabus An identical version is posted to blackboard Master Syllabus Course Description SWK 300 provides students with the opportunity to development foundation level skills in analyzing social policies and programs Students also develop the necessary knowledge and skills for becoming effective advocates for changes in social welfare policy In order to do this they also learn skills in identifying policy issues arising from community settings and in collaborating with colleagues in effective policy action This course builds on SWK 201 which covered historical trends in social welfare programs the relationship of social welfare policy to social oppression and to struggles for social justice as well as providing an overview of the major social welfare institutions this course will provide both conceptual and analytical skills needed to examine social policies and programs The course will also draw upon liberal arts background in referring to those economic and political factors that influence the development of social policy The course also buildings on SWK201 by providing an overview of the social policies within each major area of social welfare including health mental health child welfare income maintenance aging etc The course educates the student about several approaches to policy analysis of policies in these areas and the student learns to produce a policy analysis of a selected policy During the course students learn to think creatively



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