Academic Catalog

Social Work (SW)

Social Work Fields of Service  3 UNITS  
3.0 hours lecture  
A generalist perspective that introduces students to the profession of social work and the major fields of practice. Explores the relevance of social work to current social issues. Students will identify and understand the implications of social work practice with diverse populations. This includes, but may not be limited to, the impact of cultural diversity, racism, sexism, disabilities, ageism, homophobism and other forms of discrimination, and the need for and provision of basic human services. Strategies for fulfilling the professional responsibility of the social worker to create an equitable society will be identified and developed. (CSU)
Introduction to Social Work  3 UNITS  
3.0 hours lecture  
Students will use a social problems approach to describe how poverty, child abuse, substance abuse, health and mental health issues, sexism, racism, other forms of discrimination, crime and other social issues affect people. Provides a framework for analyzing policy issues and for making informed civic decisions on social issues. Students are asked to volunteer at a social service/community service agency to observe and report on how social workers attempt to assess and address social problems. (CSU)
Kumeyaay Conflict Resolution  3 UNITS  
3.0 hours lecture  
This course provides an overview of Kumeyaay conflict resolution techniques and strategies as well as the history and current context surrounding controversial topics and issues within the Kumeyaay community and other Native American groups, including but not limited to: tribal governance, interpersonal (family and friends), generational (youth/elders), on reservation/off reservation, urban/rural, casinos, blood quantum, education, land, and natural resources (water, etc.). Also listed as KUMEY 170. Not open to students with credit in KUMEY 170. (AA/AS GE, CSU, UC)