SWK 101 Introduction to Social Work, 3 credits

This course is an introduction to the profession of social work through an examination of the philosophical, societal, and organizational contexts within which professional social work activities are practiced. Students may explore their interests in and potential for a career in social work through this introduction of the knowledge, skills, values, and beliefs of the social work profession and by exploring the role of social workers within a variety of settings. Grounded in a social work perspective that includes a strength-based approach, this course will enhance a student's cognitive and self-assessment skills to assist students in assessing the congruence between their own values and those of the profession.