Social Welfare*

Description
The concentration in social welfare prepares students for social welfare work and other professional careers where a fundamental knowledge of human relations is required. The concentration enhances and broadens the ability of students to analyze complex family, individual, and societal problems in the context of societal values, cultural diversity, and other social and economic variables. The concentration also contributes to students' understanding of society and social behavior, encourages critical thinking, and helps develop communication skills.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours (internship or independent study not applicable) including 12 of upper division hours from the approved list for this concentration.
  • Minimum of 12 hours of social work courses must be completed at ASU.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher, no pass/fail credit.
  • Complete SWU 171 as the prerequisite for all upper division SWU courses.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Students must be at a sophomore standing to take 300 or 400 level courses.
  • Students are required to meet with a Social Welfare Advisor prior to registration, call 602-496-0800 to set up an appointment.

Core 9 hours:

SWU 171 Introduction to Social Work (3) (Required)

SWU 291 Social Service Delivery Systems (3) (Required) (Prerequisites: PSY 100, PSY 101, SOC 101 or SOC 301; Pre/Co-requisites: SWU 171 with a C or better if completed)

SWU 332 Social Policy and Advocacy (3)

OR 

SWU 432 Social Policy & Services (3) (Prerequisites for SWU 432 are waived for students enrolled in this concentration)

Cultural Diversity 3 Hours:
Select 1 course from the following:

SWU 374 Diversity and Oppression in Social Work Context (3) ((Pre- or corequisite(s): Community Advocacy and Social Policy BA major OR SWU 310 with C or better if completed OR SWU 311 with C or better if completed; SWU 312 with C or better if completed))

SWU 456 Immigrants and Refugees (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SWU 456 or SWU 498 (Immigrants & Refugees) or SWG 556)

SWU 457 Southwest Borderlands Immigration Issues (3) (Pre-requisite: Credit is allowed for only SWG 557 or SWU 457)

SWU 459 Spirituality and the Helping Professions (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SWU 459 or SWU 494 (Spirituality and the Helping Professions) or SWU 498 (Spirituality & Helping Profession) or SWG 559)

SWU 461 Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Issues (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SWU 461 or SWU 498 (Lesbian/Gay Issues) or SWG 561)

Electives 6 hours:
Choose 2 courses from the following: 
NOTE: SWU 456, SWU 457, SWU 459 or SWU 461 cannot be used as both an elective and #2 above.

SWU 303 Micro Human Behavior Social Environment (3) (Prerequisites: PGS 100, PGS 101, SOC 101 or SOC 301; Pre or Co-requisites: SWU 171, SWU 291 and SWU 295 (with C or better if completed)

SWU 340 Macro Human Behavior Social Environment (3) (Prerequisites: SWU 303 (SWU 301) with C or better; Pre/Co-requisite: SWU 310 with C or better if completed)

SWU 454 Overview of Addictions (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SWU 454 or SWU 498 (Overview of Addictions) or SWG 554)

SWU 456 Immigrants and Refugees (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SWU 456 or SWU 498 (Immigrants & Refugees) or SWG 556)

SWU 457 Southwest Borderland Immigration Issues (3) (Prerequisite: Credit is allowed for only SWG 557 or SWU 457)

SWU 458 Behavioral Health Services (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SWU 458 or SWU 498 (Behavioral Health Services) or SWG 558)

SWU 459 Spirituality and the Helping Professions (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SWU 459 or SWU 494 (Spirituality and the Helping Professions) or SWU 498 (Spirituality & Helping Profession) or SWG 559)

SWU 460 Legal Issues in Social Work (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SWU 460 or SWU 498 (Legal Issues in Social Work) or SWG 560)

SWU 461 Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Issues (Prerequisite(s): minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SWU 461 or SWU 498 (Lesbian/Gay Issues) or SWG 561)

SWU 462 Global Social Welfare (3) (Prerequisite(s): junior standing; Credit is allowed for only SWG 562 or SWU 462 or SWU 498 (International Social Work))

SWU 498 Pro-Seminar, L (1-7)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Downtown Phoenix

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

PPSWUEMPH

College/School

College/School

Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact