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SOWK 201 Introduction to Social Work and the Human Services

Prerequisite: None. Participation in 40 hours of volunteer service is required to reinforce the course material. (First semester/4 credits) 

An introduction to the helping process in social work and to the knowledge, values and skills upon which the process is based. Attention is given to those human services falling under the aegis of social work, the social welfare system and services to special populations. Emphasis is on awareness of human diversity and the importance of examining one’s own values and attitudes.