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Associate of Art

Associate of Science

Dr. Lucy Craig
Curriculum Chair of Social Sciences
Professor, Criminal Justice
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Social Work A.A. or A.S. Tennessee Transfer Pathway

Program Description

The Social Work program at Motlow College is designed for students who have a strong desire to improve people's lives. This program area allows students an opportunity to understand the complexities of human need and suffering, and is a great way to develop a solid foundation for further educational opportunities. Students will be introduced to the following curriculum:

  • the history of psychology, critical thinking and research methods in psychology
  • the identification of basic human relationships, including sociology, culture, inequality and social class, political and economic orders
  • an understanding of and solutions for major current problems in American society such as poverty, social deviance, environment, energy, population, health, education, and medical care
  • a look at the customs of courtship and the problems of the modern family with emphasis on social change; social, cultural, and personal factors relating to mate selection and family life and family organization
  • and other dynamic and very interesting coursework that prepare students for bachelor's degree completion at any one of Tennessee's state colleges and universities

Practical Experience

Students will be engaged in learning through:

  • critical thinking
  • in-depth research and analysis
  • interaction with students and instructors
  • exposure to fascinating coursework, lectures and classroom interaction

Career Opportunities

  • child welfare worker
  • medical social worker
  • mental health and substance abuse counselor