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2016-2017 Catalogue 
2016-2017 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work

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The Social Work major at Saint Anselm College is rooted in the Catholic commitment to social justice and the innate worth and potential of all human beings. Social Work is a helping profession aimed to improve society’s overall well-being, especially for vulnerable populations.  Grounded in the liberal arts, the Social Work curriculum focuses on the “person-in-environment,” social justice, and practice that is strength-based.  The Social Work curriculum will enable its majors to (1) develop knowledge of society, its institutions, and its structures of inequality; (2) explore the requirements of ethical behavior and social justice; and (3) develop the fundamental skills of Social Work practice in the classroom and through direct community engagement.  The Social Work majors prepares students for social work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, non-profit organizations, mental health centers, schools, advocacy agencies, and government offices.  Specific examples include child protective services, school-based social work, faith-based services, domestic violence services, crisis intervention, health and wellness services, and housing services. 

And Three Electives, one from each of the following categories:

Major Course Sequence:

Social Work students typically begin with SO150 in the first year, followed by SO211, SO212, SO255 and SO256 in the sophomore and junior years. SO357 and either 358 or 359 in the junior year, are typically taken along with area electives in the junior year. SO450 and 451 are taken in the senior year.

Typical Course Sequence for Freshmen Social Work Majors:

Spring Semester:

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