2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CSWRK 5025 Social Work: Communities and Social Systems (Macro Practice)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundational level understanding of macro social work practice and roles. The course builds upon knowledge of human behavior in the social environment and adds resilience theory and a critical introduction to theories of change to frame assessment of diverse communities and social service local, national, and global interventions. The course also introduces students to empirically supported models and emerging interventions that address macro level social issues. Through project-based assignments, students practice community/organizational assessments and asset mapping. They also participate in workgroups to learn how to engage, assess, and intervene in communities and organizations.  Course content for MSW students provides additional breadth and depth and course assignments are tailored to the masters-level student.