Social Work (SW)

 

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1000 LEVEL COURSE


1300. The Why and How of Social Services (3). Interaction of conditions and ideas that contribute to design and delivery of social services and their impact on diverse populations. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

 

2000 LEVEL COURSE


2301. [SOCW 2361, 2362] Introduction to Social Work (3). Examination of society's responses to human needs and social problems through voluntary and governmental social policies and services.

 

3000 LEVEL COURSES


3311. Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Systems (3). Examination of interaction between person and environment, emphasizing mezzo and macro level systems, including small groups, organizations, and communities. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

3312. Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Lifespan (3). Examination of interaction between person and environment with emphasis on biological, social, emotional, and cultural systems across life-span.

3331. Social Work with Diverse Populations (3). Integrated approach to theory, values, and skills of working with culturally diverse populations. Emphasis – empowering vulnerable populations to fulfill their potential. Fulfills multicultural requirement.

3332. Social Work Practice: Interaction Skills (3). Prerequisite: Acceptance into Social Work Candidacy. Prerequisite or corequisite: SW 3331. Foundational theory, principles, and skills of building and maintaining professional relationships for generalist social workers. Social work majors only.

3333. Social Work Practice: Macro Systems (3). Prerequisite: SW 3332. Knowledge base and skills of generalist social work practice with organizations and communities. Social work majors only.

3334. Social Work Practice: Micro Systems (3). Prerequisites: SW 3332 and 3333. Examination of the knowledge base and application of intervention skills for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, and small groups. Social work majors only.

3339. Social Work Research and Evaluation (3). Prerequisite: MATH 2300 or SOC 3391 or PSY 3400. Scientific approach to social work knowledge. Emphasis on evaluation of social welfare programs and social work practice. (Writing Intensive)

 

4000 LEVEL COURSES


4000. Independent Study in Social Work (V3-6). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent study in social work theory, practice, policy, research, or policy evaluation. May be repeated for credit with instructor's approval.

4311. Social Policy and Social Welfare Legislation (3). In-depth analysis of the social policy process. Emphasis on social welfare and social service delivery systems. (Writing Intensive)

4340. Social Work: Field Placement Integrative Seminar (3). Prerequisite: SW 3333; corequisite: SW 4611. Integration of social work knowledge, skills, and values used in the student's individual practice of social work. Social work majors only.

4611. Social Work: Field Experience (6). Corequisite: SW 4340. Closely supervised 400-hour practicum using social work knowledge/skills/ethics in program-approved social agency. Social work majors only. Professional liability insurance required. Pass-fail.

 

5000 LEVEL COURSES


5264. Foundation Field Placement I (2). Prerequisite: Admission to Master of Social Work program. Pass/fail. Liability insurance required. Supervised practicum using social work knowledge, skills, and ethics in a program-approved social agency.

5310. The Social Work Profession and Social Welfare Policy (3). Foundation graduate course examining social welfare system. Emphasizes how policies impact systems. Topics include social welfare history, policy development, implementation, evaluation, and values.

5311. Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Systems (3). Foundation course examining theories on and knowledge of interaction between person and environment. Emphasizes mezzo- and macro-level systems.

5312. Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Lifespan (3). Foundation graduate course that examines theories on and knowledge of interaction between person and environment. Emphasizes biological, social, emotional, and cultural systems across lifespan.

5331. Social Work with Diverse Populations (3). Foundation graduate course exploring integrated approach to theory, values, and skills of working with diverse populations. Emphasizes empowering vulnerable populations to fulfill potential.

5332. Foundation Social Work Generalist Practice I (3). Prerequisite: Admission to Master of Social Work program. Introduces foundational theory principles and skills of professional relationships with systems of all sizes for generalist social workers.

5333. Foundation Practice I (3). Prerequisite: Admission to Master of Social Work program. Introduces theory, principles, and skills of problem solving and evidence-based practice with systems of all sizes.

5339. Foundations of Social Work Research (3). Introduces scientific approach to generation of social work knowledge, including how to read and interpret research with a critical eye and perform basic research activities.

5467. Foundation Field Placement II (4). Prerequisite: Admission to Master of Social Work program. Pass/fail. Liability insurance required. Supervised practicum using social work knowledge, skills, and ethics in a program-approved social agency.

6000 LEVEL COURSE


6040. Advanced Independent Study in Social Work (V1-6). Prerequisite: Advisor consent. Independent study in advanced social work theory, research, or policy analysis.

6350. Social Work Practice With Individuals (3). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student with second-year status. Advanced course focusing on intervention theories and skills for strengths-based practice with individuals.

6351. Social Work Practice With Families (3). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student with second-year status. Advanced course focusing on intervention theories and skills for strengths-based practice with families.

6355. Social Work Practice With Groups (3). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student with second-year status. Advanced course focusing on intervention theories and skills for strengths-based practice with groups.

6356. Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations (3). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student with second-year status. Advanced course focusing on intervention theories and skills for strengths-based practice with communities and organizations.

6357. Advanced Social Work Research (3). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student with second-year status. Advanced research methods in social work practice with focus on evaluation with systems of all sizes.

6358. Social Welfare Policy Analysis (3). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student with second-year status. Advanced course building policy analysis skills, including concepts and tools used for examination of policy-related social problems in society.

6370. Special Topics in Social Work (3). Prerequisite: Advisor consent. Topical issues in a focused area of social problem or population. Repeatable for credit.

6371. Assessment and Practice Issues in Mental Health (3). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student with second-year status. Issues for systems of all sizes coping with mental health issues. Incudes focus on DSM.

6372. Issues in Social Work Supervision and Administration (3). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student with second-year status. Develops skills in supervision and administration in small and large organizations.

6373. Life-Altering Illness and Social Work Practice (3). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student with second-year status. Exploration of issues for systems of all sizes coping with life-altering illness.

6374. Social Work Practice with Veterans and Military Families (3). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student with second-year status. Introduces students to military culture and explores strengths, resources, stressors, and obstacles to well being.

6464. Advanced Field Placement I (4). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student and advisor consent. Pass/fail. Liability insurance required. Supervised practicum using knowledge, skills, and ethics in approved social agency.

6467. Advanced Field Placement II (4). Prerequisite: M.S.W. student and advisor consent. Pass/fail. Liability insurance required. Supervised practicum using knowledge, skills, and ethics in approved social agency.

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