Study of the basic concepts of social systems theory particularly relevant to social work practice. Knowledge from the social sciences is integrated to provide a basis for intervention with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Special emphasis is made on self-examination in relation to ethical, social justice, and human diversity issues and on acquiring transferable sets of skills in learning to interact effectively with vulnerable or at-risk populations. Enrollment Requirements: Successful completion of SO W 340, SO W 341 and SO W 344 with a grade of C or above in all courses are prerequisites. Enrollment in SO W 365 and SO W 366 are corequisites.