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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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SOWK 2110 Syllabus

SOWK-2110 Intro to Human Services & Social Work 3

This course is for students who are interested in social welfare issues and/or are considering entering a social service profession. The course presents an overview of social problems, issues and trends, and the network of social agencies developed to address these concerns. The course examines the influence of personal and professional values and ethics on the helping relationship. The concept of social welfare will be discussed from a social work perspective (with an emphasis on social justice), and students will gain a basic understanding of social work in U.S. society, social work career opportunities, and contemporary issues facing social workers. Approaches relevant to work with individuals, families, groups and communities are presented, with special emphasis on Hispanic and Indigenous populations of New Mexico and the Southwest.
Formerly HMSV-111
Prerequisites: ENGL-095  and RDNG-099  
Offered: Fall, Spring