SER 101 : Introduction to Social Welfare
This course provides an overview of social welfare in the United States from two perspectives — the development of major policies and practices from the colonial period to the present and the network of systems and services that constitute social welfare today. Prerequisite: A passing score on the college's reading and writing placement tests or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or ENG 092. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Multicultural and Social Perspectives.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 1. Define social welfare and human services. 2. Analyze historical and contemporary societal forces that shape and influence social policies. 3. Describe the relationships between societal issues and the delivery of social services. 4. Examine personal values, beliefs, prejudices, and experiences regarding the social welfare system. 5. Explain the factors that lead people to need, seek and receive services. 6. Conduct research, acquire sources, and learn APA format. 7. Identify multiple career fields within the field of human resources. 8. Demonstrate oral and written communications skills.