SOC WK 4350 Human Service Organizations: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: POL SCI 1100; PSYCH 2160 or SOC 2160 and admission to the BSW program or consent from instructor. This course seeks to help develop knowledge of organizational functioning and an understanding of organizational history, principles and philosophy of effective administration. Students develop theoretical and empirical understanding of groups and organizations, including concepts such as power and authority, organizational structure, goals, membership, leadership, motivation, technology and organizational culture. They will learn to develop a budget and to submit proposals for grant funding. Using a systemic perspective with organizations as settings for practice students learn to function in and through organizations.