Social Welfare Minor
Social Work Department
Caudell Hall 354
The academic portion examines the historical socio-cultural significance of citizenship, poverty, social welfare, diversity, and market economies and develops skills to solve local and global problems. The student is also involved in community service in which he/she gains a comprehensive hands-on understanding of the roles of individuals and institutions in developing and sustaining social outcomes. The minor curriculum serves to enhance the student’s preparation for careers in the government, non-profits, law, politics, health, and social planning. Social Welfare minors will not be able to practice as social workers.
Acceptance Criteria: CWP 102 and a minimum GPA of 2.5.
|Required Courses (9 credit hours)|
|SWK 220||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK||3|
|SWK 301||POVERTY AND PUBLIC POLICY||3|
|PSC 102||INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS||3|
|Electives (9 credit hours)|
|Select three from the following:||9|
|WOMEN IN SOCIETY|
|THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY|
|POWER, CLASS, AND INEQUALITY|
|SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY|
|NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS|
|AMERICAN IDENTITY IN TRANSITION: DIVERSITY AND PLURALISM IN THE UNITED STATES|
|RACE, SEX, AND POLITICS OF MYTH AND STORY|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
A minor may include no more than half of its credit hours at the lower-division level.
The minor will accept a maximum of three courses of transfer credit.