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UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS 1000+
FULL-TIME FACULTY 23
PH.D STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED 12
An introduction to the broad field of social welfare. The philosophy, values, purposes, goals, and functions of social welfare are examined. Prerequisites: SOC 201S or permission of the instructor.
A sociological analysis of the field of child welfare. Topics include social inequality as it applies to children as a group in the U.S. and globally; understanding violence against children within the global context of children's rights; examining data on the degree to which policies, programs and research in the field fail to protect children and why; prevalence, causes and consequences of child sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect; evaluation of programs like family preservation and of placement in substitute care, i.e., foster care, adoption, institutionalization; changes that would protect and advance the interests and rights of children at the parent-child, agency, and societal level. Prerequisites: SOC 201S.
An analysis of social differentiation, stratification, and social class. Emphasis is placed upon modern American society, with some comparison with historical and contemporary systems of other societies. Prerequisites: SOC 201S or permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Minor program in Social Welfare should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
paper based: 550 internet based: 79
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