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SW 322: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Welcome

Fall 2016

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Welcome to the course guide for SW 322. Here you will find links and information that will help you complete assignments for this course. This includes how to contact a librarian for further assistance, where to search for peer reviewed social work journals, and tips on evaluating sources. 

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* Please complete the research exercise by September 16th. 

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Social Work 322 Assignment

From your syllabus:

Find three appropriate articles from current peer reviewed Social Work journals that center on a common theme/social problem (i.e. your articles can be related to Criminal Justice, Violence against Women, Child Welfare, Health, etc. You will be required to hand in a hard copy of each article with the corresponding summary. 

*For this assignment your instructor has defined current as articles published in 2008 or later

For each article write a short (1.5 – 2 page) summary of the article’s key points/findings. In your own words summarize the following:

a. Introduce the topic/social problem
b. Discuss and evaluate the author’s key findings/discussion
c. Discuss what you learned from this article and how this relates to the following i. Social Justice ii. Vulnerable Populations/Diversity iii. The linkages between social work and your other key USP/UK Core courses i.e. what in this article is related to psych, etc.
d. A correct APA reference for the article, and any ideas/phrases, etc. taken from the article need to be referenced including paraphrases. 

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Lauren Farmer