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Course Description

This is an introductory course in understanding and working with families. Families will be examined as both a unique social institution and from the student's own personal experience. From a multicultural perspective, issues and trends in families will be considered. Students will explore the historical evolution of family roles, functions, characteristics, and purposes. The role of the social worker in assessing, intervening, and supporting the family across the lifespan is a focus.

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SOWK 1010 SOWK1020 SOWK1030 SOWK1040 SOWK1035 SOWK1045