SW 205 is open to all students in the honors college at the university. This course will meet the History of Social Welfare in the United States requirement for all social work majors. This course provides students with an opportunity to explore and critically evaluate the historical development of social welfare, the social work profession, and the philosophical basis for the provision of various social welfare services to persons throughout the life course. Students will be expected to examine the development of social welfare programs and services within a political and economic context, with particular attention to influential societal values in the United States. The students will be expected to evidence a critical understanding of the major issues affecting the provision of social welfare programs and services to vulnerable and oppressed populations.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017