Mar 19, 2018  
College Catalog 2011-2012 
College Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work (B.A.)

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Goal One for Social Work:

To develop competent and committed entry-level generalist social workers grounded in a liberal arts perspective and a professional foundation, whose practice is guided by social work knowledge, professional values, and ethical standards of behavior, and who can work with multi-level systems in serving diverse and oppressed populations.

Student Learning Outcomes for Social Work:

Students will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work practice with systems at all micro, mezzo and macro levels.

  • Use theoretical frameworks from both liberal arts and the social work curriculum in professional settings.

  • Utilize research related to social work practice to implement effective interventions across client populations

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to the profession of social work.

  • Critique and influence social policy in the context of history and current dynamics

  • Practice in accordance with social work knowledge, values and ethics.


Goal Two for Social Work:

To develop social workers who, recognizing the strengths inherent in human diversity, advocate for social and economic justice
and empower clients within a global context.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Practice without discrimination and with respect to clients’ age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

  • Apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance social and economic justice at all system levels.

  • Analyze human rights and social problems using a global perspective.

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