Personal Reflection On Social Work

850 WordsOct 16, 20154 Pages
My interest in the social work profession became apparent during the fall semester of my junior year when I was enrolled in Social Work 205 and sociology. I had finally found subjects that I thoroughly enjoyed and academically excelled in. The events and experiences in my past and the current activities in which I am involved, have helped me narrow my studies to solely social work and has took part in shaping my hopes and plans for my first entry-level position in my chosen career after receiving my degree from WKU. My current studies have shaped my mind solely to become a social worker. My Sociology class and my Social Work 205 class that I am currently enrolled in has been the final push to apply to the program. The study of Sociology; “The scientific study of social behavior and human groups. It focuses on social relationships; how those relationships influence people’s behavior; and how societies, the sum total of those relationships, develop and change” (Schaefer, R., Lamm, R.(1992).Sociology (4th ed., p.5). New York: McGraw-Hill.), taught me to understand human development along with how a person 's social environment reflects their outlook and the choices they make in life. It was through my Social Work 205 class that I got a deeper understanding of the social work profession. I became encouraged to challenge societal norms and bring awareness to those groups oppressed based simply on their race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. I was provided with effective tools
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