S W 334 S W 334. Social Work Practice in Organizations and Communities. 3 Hours.
Restricted to social work majors. Examine the organizational context within which social services are delivered, including how funding, mandate, and organizational arrangements influence service delivery and factors to consider in efforts to modify existing organizational arrangements. Explore the interlocking and complex nature of culture and personal identity, discussing vulnerable populations and examining the factors that contribute to and constitute being at risk. Define, design, and implement strategies for effective practice with persons from diverse backgrounds. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Social Work 310, 312, 313, and 325 with a grade of at least C; one of the following with at least a C: Educational Psychology 308, 371, Psychology 317, 418, 420M, Statistics and Data Sciences 301, 302, 302F, 309, 320E, Sociology 317L, or Social Work 318 (or Mathematics 316, Statistics and Data Sciences 304, 306, or 328M).