SOWK7622: HBSE: Social Work and Spirituality

Class Program
Credits 3
This is one of three required HBSE courses and is usually taken during the specialized portion of the MSW program. It is designed to build upon a student's liberal arts undergraduate education and to offer a more in-depth examination of faith, world religions, spirituality, and social work practice. Religion and spirituality often have a profound influence on the lives of clients, as well as on social workers themselves. This course considers the role of religion in the socialization process of both the client and the professional. It will examine spiritually-based values, ethics, and principles of justice as influences on personal, societal, and professional interactions.