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SLWK 606. Policy, Community and Organizational Practice II. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: SLWK 602 with minimum grade of C. The second of two generalist courses on social policy, policy practice and practice in communities and organizations. Examines values and ethical dilemmas facing professional social workers in organizations, communities and policy-making arenas. Explores legislative/political processes. Develops skills in legislative lobbying, advocacy, design of change strategies and tactics, policy analysis and task group leadership. Emphasizes reciprocal effects of policy on social work practice and implications for social and economic justice.