2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

SOC 220 - Introduction to Social Work

Description: Survey of social work as a profession and social welfare as an institution. Social work: historical development, principles, philosophy, and practices.

Prerequisites: ANT 102 or PSY 101 or PSY 245 or SOC 101.

General Education Competency: Written Communication

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Introduction to the field of social work
  2. History of social welfare institutions
  3. Nature and characteristic of the profession: value base, knowledge base, skill base
  4. Fields of practice
  5. Major concerns of social work
  6. Current developments in social work
  7. Perspectives for the future

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define social work, social welfare, and social services. (1)
  2. Distinguish social work from the other helping professions. (3)
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the history and philosophy of social work. (2,3)
  4. Identify methods of social work practice in the delivery of service of social welfare programs. (5,6)
  5. Identify the services and programs of the major fields of practice. (4,5,6)
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic nature of social work and social welfare. (5,6)
  7. Formulate a perspective toward the future of social work as a viable profession. (7)

Required Assessment:
  1. Employ thoughtful and precise writing (a minimum of 1500 words), critical reasoning, and analytical discourse through assigned writing tasks, essay examinations, journals, and/or research papers.