Aug 13, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWK 3820 Social Welfare Policy Issues and Services II

3 Hours

Prerequisites: SWK 3810 .

This course frames the role of professional Social Work in basic policy making using a broad array of beginning policy practice skills, with a focus on student research and advocacy.  Students will analyze and attempt to influence the development of social policy within the broader community, focusing specifically on social welfare policies related to local problems and social service delivery within the state of Tennessee.  An understanding of politics, economics, cultural and Social Work values will be utilized in a critical examination of the ways in which diversity, oppression and discrimination shape policy formation and service delivery.  Students will present their policy analyses at the Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium.   Spring.

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