SOCW - SOCIAL WORK

Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work (ARS)


SOCW - 1030 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE
[3 hours] An introduction to the social welfare institution, its history, relation to social values, major social laws and programs, and the systems characteristic of service delivery. (not for major credit)


SOCW - 2010 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK
[3 hours] A beginning study of social work, its concepts, history, values and ethics, human diversity, fields of practice and major processes in generalist practice. The basic contructs of systems theory are also introduced. Prerequisite: SOCW 1030


SOCW - 2210 FIELD EXPERIENCE AND LAB I
[3 hours] Supervised field experience. Six hours per week with an hour per week of directed classroom discussion of reflecting the relationship of field experience to social work practice. This course meets the WAC requirements, and journaling and written classroom exercises will be required. Prerequisite: SOCW 2010


SOCW - 3060 SOCIAL WORK ETHICS
[3 hours] Examination of social work values and their professional implications. Provision of working knowledge of Social Work Code of Ethics and licensing and subsequent professional responsibilities. Integration of theoretical models with practice situations. Prerequisite: SOCW 2210


SOCW - 3070 CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
[3 hours] History and development of child protection, current models of social service for dysfunctional families, children's rights and supportive, supplemental and substitute care. Prerequisite: SOCW 2010


SOCW - 3110 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I
[3 hours] Introduction to generalist model of social work practice. Ecological systems model and problem solving methods will be examined. In addition, students will have opportunity to understand social work values and how they drive social work practice. Finally, students will be asked to begin to examine self in relationship to professional practice. Prerequisite: SOCW 2210


SOCW - 3120 SOCIAL WORK INTERVIEWING
[3 hours] Skills needed to conduct and record the generalist multifocused interview. Emphasis is on learning by doing through the use of role play and video-taping. Fulfills civil service requirement. Prerequisite: SOCW 2010, 3110


SOCW - 3210 HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOC ENVIRONMENT I
[3 hours] Human development from birth through early adolescence. Developmental theories of individuals and families will be integrated into a systems perspective. These developmental frameworks will be explored with attention to individual psychosocial functioning with specific attention to the acquisition of social roles and gender and cultural identity. Prerequisite: SOCW 2010; ANTH 2800


SOCW - 3220 HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II
[3 hours] Human development from adolescence through old age. Developmental theories of individuals and families will be integrated into a systems perspective. These developmental frameworks will be explored with attention to individual psychosocial functioning and specific attention to the acquisition of social roles and gender and cultural identity. Prerequisite: SOCW 3210


SOCW - 3300 SOCIAL POLICY AND LEGISLATION
[3 hours] An examination of current social welfare issues and theories and the significance to the social, economic, and political factors which influence policy making and implementation. Prerequisite: SOCW 2010, PSC 1200


SOCW - 4010 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH METHODS
[3 hours] Presentation of basic concepts used in social work research. Practice based methods are emphasized. Course content will focus on scientific methods of building knowledge within the social sciences. Prerequisite: SOCW 3220 and SOC 3290 or PSC 3110

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Note: To enter the Senior practice and field sequences, students
must attain an overall GPA of 2.5 in the major

with a minimum grade of C in each major course; also, all other required social work courses must be completed.

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SOCW - 4120 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE II
[3 hours] Knowledge of the agency as a system and the professional as an agent of change. Skill development for micropractice working with individuals, families, small groups, and communities and organizations. Prerequisite: SOCW 3120 Corequisite: SOCW 4220, 4200


SOCW - 4130 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE III
[3 hours] Emphasis on macro practice skills, including organizational change and evaluation, along with micropractice intervention and termination strategies. Prerequisite: SOCW 4120 Corequisite: SOCW 4230, 4210


SOCW - 4200 FIELD LABORATORY II
[1 hour] Integration of field experience and proactive principles. Corequisite: SOCW 4120, 4220


SOCW - 4210 FIELD LABORATORY III
[1 hour] Integration of field experience and proactive principles. Corequisite: SOCW 4130, 4230


SOCW - 4220 SOCIAL WORK FIELD EXPERIENCE II
[3 hours] A professional experience in generalist social work practice with an integration of classroom learning with practice in a social agency. Must be taken in successive semesters during a single academic year. Application for entry to field placement must be submitted to social work office during spring semester prior to fall placement. Corequisite: SOCW 4120, 4200


SOCW - 4230 FIELD EXPERIENCE III
[3 hours] A professional experience in generalist social work practice with an integration of classroom learning with practice in a social agency. Must be taken in successive semesters during a single academic year. Application for entry to field placement must be submitted to social work office during spring semester prior to fall placement. Prerequisite: SOCW 4220 Corequisite: SOCW 4130, 4210


SOCW - 4960 HONORS THESIS
[1 - 8 hours] Senior standing and approval of the department honor adviser.


SOCW - 4980 SPECIAL ISSUES IN SOCIAL WORK
[1 - 3 hours] Courses on various social work specialties. May be repeated in different topics.


SOCW - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SOCIAL WORK
[1 - 3 hours] Designed for advanced students in social work to pursue supervised independent study in unlisted subject areas or to continue course work in greater depth. Written proposal required.

Last Updated: 5/5/14