Social Work 120. Instructor: Valerie Southard Section 1 - Mon. 3-5:45 Week 2 – 2/7/11. 1. Today’s Topics. The social evolution of values and the interplay of politics, economics, and religion;
Instructor: Valerie Southard
Section 1 - Mon. 3-5:45
Week 2 – 2/7/11
The social evolution of values and the interplay of politics, economics, and religion;
Explanation of some of the rationale for various forms of discrimination and describe various types of prejudice;
The processes of social treatment and social control within social welfare; and
American social values.
The why of social welfare and social work.
The synergistic evolution of the institutions of polity, religion, and economy throughout time creates both social problems and their solutions
Society has rigid structures that maintain inequality. Social welfare is a context for social control.
Purposes of social welfare: to help and to control
Human service workers must become aware of their values, evaluate them rationally, and change the irrational ones.
Attitudes and values are so much part of our lives that we think they are facts rather than beliefs.
Among the most basic values in the U.S. are:
For our purposes, American social welfare is the social institution that provides society’s sum total of all goods and services
Aid is given:
This perspective says that: