Course description

Social Work 305 (0) analyzes social inequality, the United States social welfare system. and traces historical development of government response to social inequality. It explores historical and persisting dilemmas-ethical, political, social, cultural, and economic-explicit and implicit in social welfare provisioning. The course assists in understanding of social welfare problems and solutions by identifying causal factors directly impacting and ameliorating conditions, and considers the role of social movements in shaping the social welfare system.

Consistent with the mission of the UAF and the Social Work Program, special attention is given to differences in intervention and service provision in rural areas, particularly in rural and village Alaska.