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Students pursuing a Social Work Concentration at Curry College help out in the communityThe Curry College Social Work minor focuses on the study of social work practice with emphasis on the historical and philosophical values of social welfare in the United States. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to provide social work services in today's diverse environment. Experiential learning is a required component with this minor.

Course Requirements and Information

Students can earn a minor in Social Work by completing 18 credits; three required courses (9 credits), one (3 credit) internship, and two elective courses (6 credits). One elective course will be selected from the Working with Individuals and Families category, and one course selected from the Social Welfare Systems category.

Required Courses:

SWK 2310 Introduction to Social Work 3
SWK 2410 Working with Individuals 3
SWK 3000 Advocacy in Social Work Practice: Community Organization, Management and Policy Evaluation 3
SWK/SOC 3450 Internship and Internship Seminar 3

Students must choose two electives; one from each category listed below for a total of six (6) additional credits

Students must pick one course (3 credits) from the following.

Working with Individuals and Families category:

SOC/PSY 2220 Death, Dying and Bereavement
SOC/WGS 2402 Domestic Violence
SOC/WGS 2620 Diversity in Families
SOC/SWK 3390 Crisis Intervention

Students must pick one course (3 credits) from the following.

Social Welfare Systems category:

SOC/SWK 2420 Working with Groups and Communities
SOC 2450 Social Policy and Social Justice
SOC 2760 Wealth, Poverty and Social Class

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