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SLWK 608. Social Work Practice in Organizations and Communities for Advanced-standing Students. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: admission to the Advanced Standing Program. Corequisites: SLWK 607, 611 and 612. Presents social work theory and practice focusing on social policy, communities, agencies and interventions in light of principles of social and economic justice. Introduces and analyzes the social work role of policy practitioner with its specific skills and tasks. Demonstrates the importance of understanding the community and the agency in social work practice. Provides skill building in advocacy, planned change, and policy and organizational analysis, as well as weekly field instruction seminar. This course is offered during the summer only.