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SWK 489 Understand Policy

In this macro practice course, students will have the opportunity to identify and critique social policies at a variety of levels from the personal to the national, as well as opportunities to identify, develop and influence policy through several practical experiences including using the media, participating in civil actions, and lobbying. Through 'The Policy Project,' a series of assignments in which students employ the problem-solving approach, students will make major contributions to their field organizations and/or to larger populations of clients. Taken concurrently with SWK 482 and SWK 483. Spring (L11)