This is a survey of government and politics in the United States: Congress and the Presidency, the political process, political parties and interest groups, the social context of the political system, current issues and public policy, economic and foreign policy. In this course students will survey historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and issues that define the U.S. political system. Students will examine the central ideas and debates that influenced the Founders' perspectives about politics and government, as well as the design of the U.S. political system. Students will also survey the central functions and processes of the three branches of the federal government, as well as the role that federalism plays in defining the relationships between the national and state/local levels of the government. The legacy, application, and debates concerning U.S. citizens' civil liberties and civil rights will also be explored. Moreover, students will examine competing perspectives concerning the role of political parties, organized interest groups, the mass media, and public opinion within the U.S. political system.

The course examines social work practice from a macro perspective, introducing community direct practice skills.

The course examines social work practice from a macro perspective, introducing community direct practice skills.

A continuation of SWK6511, this course will further enhance and expand the clinical student’s knowledge and skill in clinical social work practice with diverse clientele in all types of clinical settings and focuses on an integrative approach to clinical social work practice.
A continuation of SWK6511, this course will further enhance and expand the clinical student’s knowledge and skill in clinical social work practice with diverse clientele in all types of clinical settings and focuses on an integrative approach to clinical social work practice.