3 Credit Hours
This course introduces students to the basics of generalist social work theory and practice. Students are expected to gain an understanding of the ethics and values of the social work profession, and the many factors including race, gender, socio- economic background, and religious identity that influence social outcomes. Students will learn the approaches and methods employed by social workers across systems large and small to make positive contributions. Students are also expected to understand the basics of career preparation, communication, and teamwork skills associated with the discipline.