Social work and social welfare | Social Structure | MissionaryThe Department of Sociology offers a Certificate in Social Work and Social Welfare to students interested preparing for entry-level employment in social welfare programs or social work agencies upon graduation or to pursue graduate work in social work or social policy. This certificate allows students to obtain a focus or concentration in a specific area of sociology. When a student has enrolled in the final class for the certificate, they must fill out a Completion Form and submit an unofficial transcript. These forms may be submitted by e-mail , fax , or mail to:. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue a Social Work-based internship or practicum in order to apply the skills they will develop in their coursework. Students wishing to pursue a certificate must meet with an academic advisor to review course selection and progress. Skip to main content.
Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families , groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. Social work practice is often divided into micro-work, which involves working directly with individuals or small groups; and macro-work, which involves working with communities, and - within social policy - fostering change on a larger scale. The social work industry  developed in the 19th century, with some of its roots in voluntary philanthropy and in grassroots organizing. The effects of the Industrial Revolution and of the Great Depression of the s placed pressure on social work to become a more defined discipline. Social work is a broad profession that intersects with several disciplines.
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Shankar Pathak, of the Department of Social Work, Delhi University has made a commendable innovative attempt to study the growth and development of social welfare in India from the lowest rung of the ladder of civilization to its present plans of attainment. Macmillan-India Indian Express.
The three decades between and were significant for the development of the profession of social work and for the development of social welfare programs throughout the world. The Second World War resulted in a significant expansion of government effort and led to the decolonialization movement that resulted in the creation of new nations in Africa and Asia. The war ended in and postwar recovery included the implementation of wartime proposals for welfare state expansion, resulting in expanded size and scope for social welfare programs in Western Europe, which were imitated widely. Increasing wealth resulted in a matured welfare state in many of the developed nations by the s. However, by the late s, problems in sustaining the social welfare enterprise were apparent.