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SWRK 221: Social Work and Social Welfare

Students study the progression of the U.S. social welfare "system" from English Poor Laws through the Social Security Act to contemporary reforms. They examine how its components (public, private, faith-based) interrelate to serve diverse individuals, families, and communities. The development of social work, its foundational knowledge, values, and skills, and its relationship to fields of social welfare are included. Students shadow a social worker for four hours. Offered each semester. Counts toward American studies major, family studies concentration, and race and ethnic studies major and concentration.

American Studies

http://catalog.stolaf.edu/academic-programs/american-studies/

...Race and Ethnic Studies SWRK 221 Social Work and Social Welfare SWRK 258 Social Policy...

Race and Ethnic Studies

http://catalog.stolaf.edu/academic-programs/race-ethnic-studies/

...in the 20th Century SWRK 221 Social Work and Social Welfare SWRK 280 Social Realities...

Social Work

http://catalog.stolaf.edu/academic-programs/social-work/

...only after satisfactory completion of SWRK 221 , SWRK 246 , SWRK 254 , and a program application...