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    Palo Alto College
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Social Work: Associate of Arts concentration in Social Work


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Social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, and communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning. The profession promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships, and the empowerment of people to increase their well-being. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior; of social, economic, and cultural institutions; and of the interactions of all these factors. Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to this profession. Social workers are employed in such fields as child and family service agencies, drug treatment centers, hospitals and hospices, public health departments, social welfare agencies, probation programs, counseling centers, and child care centers.
 

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 60)


Communications (10) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


Mathematics (20) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


Select 1 course from the Mathematics (20) Core 

Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


Select 2 courses from the Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core 

Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core 

Creative Arts (50) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Creative Arts (50) Core 

American History (60) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the American History (60) Core 

Government/Political Science (70) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the Government/Political Science (70) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   

Additional Communications (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (90) Core 

Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core 

NOTES:


Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.
A course may be used only once to fulfill degree requirements.
The student is encouraged to carefully examine requirements at the transfer institution. 
Requirements vary from institution to institution and can change from one year to the next.

CIP Code: 44.0701
Major Code: SOCW

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