For the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ

Course Information


Survey of the American social welfare systems. Analogy of the history, purpose, programs, and assessment of this system from a biblical theistic point of reference. Examines social welfare policies and programs in relation to their effects on specific populations in need in U.S. society. Within a historical and political context, current social welfare programs and policies are further examined in terms of underlying assumptions and values, substance, implementation, and effectiveness. Considers major questions of social choice and the underlying criteria for the funding and delivery of social services. Policy analysis will be a major focus. Innovative programs and models that the churches could consider will be discussed and developed. Prerequisite: Admission to the Social Work Program.

Academic Level:
Social Work [SW]
Social Work [SWK]
Terms Offered:
(Term Legend)
2002FA, 2003SP, 2004SP, 2003FA, 2004FA, 2005FA, 2006FA, 2007FA, 2007S4, 2008FA, 2009FA, 2010FA, 2010S3, 2011FA, 2011S3, 2012FA, 2013FA, 2014FA, 2014SU, 2015FA, 2015SU, 2016FA, 2016SU
Course Offerings by Term
TermSectInstructorMeeting Location/Days/TimeCapUsed
2016FA01Mrs. Gina CastoBTS 208 LEC MW 08:00AM-09:40AM
Dates: 08/24/16-12/16/16