Social Welfare Advocacy Minor

The Indiana University Bloomington School of Social Work offers a 15 credit minor* that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in advocacy on social welfare issues.  The minor demonstrates interest in social welfare and prepares citizens for advocacy roles.  The requirements are listed below. 

The following courses are required:

  • SWK-S 102 3 cr. Understanding Diversity in a Pluralistic Society
  • SWK-S 141 3 cr. Introduction to Social Work
  • SWK-S 251 3 cr. History & Analysis of Social Welfare Policy
  • SWK-S 352 3 cr. Social Welfare Policy & Practice

Plus any 3 credit SWK-S 300 Selected Topics in Social Work*  courses listed below: (Not all S300 topics are offered on the Bloomington campus):

  • Child Abuse and Associated Issues
  • Contemporary Issues in Domestic Violence
  • Computer Technology for Social Workers
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Developmental Issues for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People
  • Developmental Issues for Transgender People
  • Expressive/Art Therapy Techniques for Social Workers
  • Family Life Education
  • Global Society: Human, Economic, Social, and Political Issues
  • Interprofessional Collaboration in Urban Schools and Communities.
  • Introduction to Child Welfare
  • Poverty in the United States
  • Substance Abuse and Social Services
  • Working with Families
  • Contemporary Issues in Domestic Violence

*Students in the College of Arts and Sciences will be required to complete 18 credit hours for the minor supplementing the courses above with a second S300 topics course.

To declare a Social Welfare Advocacy Minor, please stop by the School of Social Work, 1127 E. Atwater or contact Jen Gerber jelgerbe@indiana.edu