HUSR 5103 - Social Policy & Human Services, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): HUSR 4033 with D or better

Level: Upper

This course examines the evolution of American social problems and the response of the social welfare policy systems and programs at the national, state, regional and local levels. A basic framework for comparison with international social welfare systems will also be provided. The course will focus on the impact of social policy on the delivery of human services and will emphasize individual communication skills, research and analysis of social welfare policy. Students will engage in debates, letter writing, and other class presentations. Applications in social welfare advocacy at all levels will be explored.