FSW 612 Social Welfare Policy II (3)

Social Welfare Policy II emphasizes issues such as racism, poverty, and community building. Policy analysis and development is taught from the point of view of agency management, community organizers/planners, and policy advocates. Attention is paid to policy development important to racial and ethnic groups and women as well as gay and lesbian persons. The historical development of major U.S. community policy initiatives is addressed as well as contemporary community policy issues at the federal, state and local levels. This course builds upon the policy analysis frameworks developed in Social Welfare Policy I to develop a higher level of critical thinking and competency used to address social welfare policy issues at all levels of the social welfare and social work systems.

Prerequisite: admission into the MSW program and Social Welfare Policy I.

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