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    Palo Alto College
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2012-2013 [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)


Communication (9 Hours)


 
 
Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (11) Core   

Mathematics (3 Hours)


Select 1 course from the Mathematics (20) Core 

Natural Sciences (6 Hours)


Select 2 courses from the Natural Sciences (30) Core 

Humanities and Visual/Performing Arts (9 Hours)


Select 1 course from the Humanities (40) Core 
Select 1 course from the Additional Humanities (41) Core 
Select 1 course from the Visual and Performing Arts (50) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 Hours)


Select 2 courses from the Government (70) Core 
Select 2 courses from the History (60) Core   
Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   

NOTES:


Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.
CIP Code: 44.0701
Major Code: SOCW

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