SOC 50A: SOCIAL WORK/HUMAN SERVICES SEMINAR
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2023|
|Hours:||1.5 lecture per week (18 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Completion of SOC 1 or 1H recommended.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
- Understand the role of policy practice in advancing social and economic well-being and delivering effective social work services
- Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly
The student will be able to:
- Identify and characterize the major components of social work and human services practice
- Apply a basic code of ethics (e.g., National Association of Social Workers [NASW] or National Organization of Human Services [NOHS]) to fieldwork experience
- Reflect upon the application of ethical and professional standards to the use of self within specific agency settings
- Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental legal guidelines, privacy, and information management related to the standards of professional practice
- Explain the purpose and skills of cultural engagement and humility (e.g., recognizing cultural competence, multiculturalism, and cross-cultural collaboration as areas for ongoing professional development)
- Demonstrate personal self-awareness, non-judgmental assessment and support capability, and readiness for professional development, including feedback from supervision
- The developmental journey of becoming a social worker or human services practitioner, and the nature of social work and human services practice as a helping profession
- Codes of ethics (e.g., National Association of Social Workers [NASW] or National Organization of Human Services [NOHS]) and social justice principles
- Legal context of social work practice/human services, and the role of supervision in the professional development journey
- Resources and services that clients need and depend on
- Examination of the needs, interests, resources, values, and opportunities of people who vary in terms of race, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, spirituality, gender, age, abilities, economic status, or language
- Exploring the progressive nature and skills of generalist practice
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Group or individual presentations
Case study presentation
Method(s) of Instruction
Case study analysis
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
NASW. Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. 2021.
NOHS. Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals. 2015.
Cournoyer, Barry R.. The Social Work Skills Workbook. 2017.
Kiser, Pamela Myers. The Human Services Internship: Getting the Most from Your Experience, 4th ed.. 2016.
The NOHS (2015) publication is the most recent and is up-to-date. The Kiser text (2016) is the most recent and up-to-date.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
- Students will be assigned readings from texts such as those listed above, to include reflections/journaling during outside of class time