6/27/2019 Syllabus ; 1/6 SOCW 6002: Changing Lives, Changing Society Student Support and Calendar Information So you have all key information available to you off-line, it is highly recommended that you print the following items for your reference: Syllabus, including the Course Schedule, located below as a linked PDF Term Calendar Student Support Credit Hours 3 credit hours Walden University assigns credit hours based on the number and type of assignments that enable students to achieve the course learning objectives. In general, each semester credit equals about 42 hours of total student work and each quarter credit equals about 28 hours of total student work. This time requirement represents an approximate average for undergraduate work and the minimum expectations for graduate work. The number and kind of activities estimated to fulfill time requirements will vary by degree level and student learning style, and by student familiarity with the delivery method and course content. Course Description This is a foundation course designed to introduce students to the social work profession. The course explores the history of the profession, the characteristics of generalist practice, social work practice settings, and professional values and ethics. Students also develop knowledge of current issues and directions for the profession, and the requirements and challenges of being a professional social worker. Course Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for this course. Course Outcomes Masters in Social Work Program Outcomes Graduates of Walden’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program will be prepared to: 1. Demonstrate the development of a professional orientation and identity as a social worker. 2. Apply legal and ethical standards in the administration of social work. 3. Apply principles of advocacy that promote cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society.
6/27/2019 Syllabus ; 2/6 4. Utilize evidence-based research and critical-thinking skills to inform practice in meeting the needs of diverse clientele. 5. Synthesize and apply theories of human growth and development to develop culturally responsive social work practices. 6. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Click on the following link to access the Outcomes and Alignment document: SOCW 6002 Program Outcomes and Alignment Chart (PDF) Course Materials Please visit the university bookstore via your Walden student portal to ensure you are obtaining the correct version of any course texts and/or materials noted in the following section. When you receive your materials, make sure that all required items are included.
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