PHL-255 - Ethics in Social Work and Human Services

3 credits

This course exposes students to major and influential ethical schools of thought, as well as to ethical standards, issues, and dilemmas associated with social work and other human services. The course provides students with a collegial space in which to identify, critically analyze, explore, and debate relevant ethical issues related to professional work in the social services and other human service fields. The course will explore, critically analyze, and apply professional ethical standards, such as, but not limited to: the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the National Organization of Human Services Ethical Code of Conduct, and other relevant codes of ethics. Additionally, the course will explore, critically analyze, debate, and apply relevant state laws and ethical standards. Students will be given the opportunity to apply such professional ethical standards to a variety of hypothetical and "real world" ethical problems and dilemmas.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.