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Essentials of Social Welfare Policy

SW508, Section 004

This course surveys the history of social welfare policy, services, and the social work profession. It explores current social welfare issues in the context of their history and the underlying rationale and values that support different approaches. Emphasis is placed on major fields of social work service such as: income support, health care, mental health, and services to the elderly. Analytic frameworks with regard to social welfare policies and services are presented. These frameworks identify strengths and weaknesses in the current social welfare system with respect to multiculturalism and diversity; social justice and social change; behavioral and social science theory and research; and social work relevant promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs and services in relation to diverse dimensions (including ability, age, class, color, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion or spirituality, sex, and sexual orientation).

Semester: Fall 2021
Instructor: Kristin S. Seefeldt
U-M Class #: 33050
Time: Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 1636 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Other SW508 Offerings

* The course listings below are provided for reference only. These offerings may be subject to change or cancellation.


Term Section Days Time  
Fall 2021 001 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 002 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 003 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 005 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 006 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 007 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 010 Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 011 Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 012 Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 013 Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 016 Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course
Fall 2021 018 Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Winter 2022 001 Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course

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