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Department of Social Work
1339 Wahnish Way
300 Benjamin Banneker, Building B
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

MSW Foundation Curriculum Goals

As a result of the foundation curriculum, students will:

  1. Acquire sound knowledge, skill and value bases for intervention with persons, families, groups, communities, organizations, institutions, and larger social, political and economic systems;
  2. Understand the relationship between individuals and their environment;
  3. Gain sensitivity and act responsibly in relation to the ways that racism, sexism, classism,  and other forms of discrimination impede the achievement of full human potential;
  4. Acquire knowledge about the unique history and traditions of social welfare and the social work profession, particularly social work values and ethics;
  5. Gain self-awareness, including an understanding of their abilities, limitations, and potentials as social workers;
  6. Conceptualize complex social phenomena, understand the ways in which knowledge is gathered, processed and generated, and apply this as informed social work practitioners to both urban and rural settings; and
  7. Gain an understanding of international dimensions of social work policy and practice.