Graduate Course Descriptions

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6425. Social Welfare Policy Seminar

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to doctoral students in Social Work, others with permission.

Grading Basis: Graded

Focuses on the concepts, methods, and practices of analysis of social welfare policies designed to address social problems in the United States. Students are expected to apply social science research training and critical thinking skills to study the ideological and socioeconomic contextual backgrounds of social problems, social policies, and policy analyses and evaluate various alternatives to problem definitions, policy strategies, and types of policy analysis. Helps students develop advanced skills in analyzing and critiquing social welfare policies and programs, making recommendations for change, and effectively communicating the results of their work.

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