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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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SOC 437 - Sociology of Social Services


Units: 4
Overview of the profession of social work, reviewing its social history, and the philosophical, societal, and organizational contexts within which professional social work activities are conducted. Provides students an opportunity to explore their interest in a career in social work.

Prerequisites: SOC 100.
Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 3700.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Have basic knowledge of social work history and describe how this interacts with current social work practice.
  2. Understand major social work values and ethics, using the NASW Code of Ethics as the professional guide. Sociology PLO5: Students will be able to promote sustainability by acquiring knowledge of local, national and global socioeconomic policies and practices that contribute to poverty, resource scarcity, violence, exploitation, and environmental degradation, as well as explore ethical, responsible alternatives to those policies.
  3. Understand the concept of generalist social work practice in the context of collaborating with community and state institutions. PLO4: Students will be able to work collaboratively in diverse groups, and when appropriate to their educational path, successfully complete service in community social service practicum.
  4. Understand and discuss various domains of practice such as substance abuse, child welfare, school social work, aging, etc.
  5. Students will be able to promote sustainability by acquiring knowledge of local, national and global socioeconomic policies and practices that contribute to poverty, resource scarcity, violence, exploitation, and environmental degradation, as well as explore ethical, responsible alternatives to
  6. Use critical thinking skills to demonstrate understanding of and ability to communicate about social work practice and evidence-based work. Sociology PLO2: Orally and in writing, students will be able to effectively communicate and engage in educated, open-minded discussions of diverse sociocultural beliefs, perspectives, and norms




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