SOWK6551: Practice II: Organizations/Community Development

Class Program
Credits 3
This course examines current issues and methods related to organizing for change in human service organizations and communities. The special needs, challenges, and contributions of rural populations and small towns will be addressed. Students are introduced to theories of human service organizations, community organizations, organizational and community dynamics, task group leadership, and strategies for planned change. Emphasis is on understanding the role of the social worker in a macro setting and on developing the macro skills required to effectively work for organizational and community development, planning, and change.