SW-600: Introduction to the Profession

1 credit hour
This course provides an overview of social work as a profession and introduces the profession's core mission, ethics, and values. The historical development of the profession is critically considered. The course introduces various roles/skills/knowledge bases of social workers in addressing individual, group, community, and societal needs--as well as accessing strengths. Multicultural and diversity practice aspects and social justice issues are emphasized. The course promotes understanding generalist practice perspectives as essential to socialization into the profession.

Prerequisite: Admission to MSW Program.