2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

SOCW 682 Advanced Social Welfare Policyand Programs

An advanced social work course which will provide students with advanced knowledge of public policies and advocacy for social change in their area of interest. Emerging issues and the impact of current events on populations of interest will be examined. Students will learn the process of creating and changing policy at the agency, community, and legislative level and the effect of interest and the advocacy groups. Students will learn the tools to communicate with stakeholders about the implications of policies and policy change in the service delivery process and will provide leadership in the analysis, formulation, and advocacy for policies that advance human rights, social, economic and environmental justice. Prerequisite: Advanced Standing status or permission of advisor or department chairperson. Open only to SOCW students.