SOCW - SOCIAL WORK

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   SURVEY OF THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION
[3 hours]  A beginning study of the profession of social work, values and ethics, and diversity.  The generalist framework, strengths perspective and systems theory are introduced. Prerequisite: SOCW 1030 (may be taken concurrently)

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 - 3020   SOCIAL WORK ISSUES IN SOCIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE
[3 hours]  Provides an in depth study of the concepts of social and economic justice relative to the practice of social work including power and economic distribution, oppression, discrimination and confronting injustice.  Prerequisite:  SOCW 2210 or permission of instructor

SOCW - 3030   SURVEY OF SOCIAL WORK ASSESSMENT TOOLS
[3 hours]  Provides an overview of various tools used by social workers in practice including use of DSM IV, individual, family, group, organization and community assessments.  Prerequisite:  SOCW 2210 or permission of instructor

SOCW - 3040   SOCIAL WORK WITH OLDER ADULTS
[3 hours]  History and development of practice with older adults.  Trends in aging, services for older adults, health care, social security, retirement, elder abuse, substitute care decision, hospice, loss, death and dying.  Prerequisite:  SOCW 2210 or permission of instructor

SOCW - 3050   CRISIS INTERVENTION
[3 hours]  Provides an examination of crisis intervention theories and strategies to deal with stress.  Emphasis is on observing, formulating, defining, and measuring the threats, tasks and opportunities associated with crisis behavior.  Prerequisite:  SOCW 2010 or permission of instructor

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 - 3080   WOMEN IN POVERTY
[3 hours]  Provides an understanding of women�s poverty and its perpetuation through marriage and divorce, women�s work and wages, welfare, children, child support and the economics of the unpaid women�s labor.  Prerequisite:  SOCW 2210

SOCW - 3110   SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I
[3 hours]  An overview of generalist social work practice with various system sizes.  Emphasizes strengths, empowerment, social and economic justice, ethical practice and examination of self in relation to professional social work.   Prerequisite: SOCW 2210, Social Work major or permission of instructor

SOCW - 3120   SOCIAL WORK INTERVIEWING AND RECORDING
[4 hours]  Develops skills needed for the generalist social work interview and appropriate recording techniques.  Integrates computer simulation, role-play and video recording for a participatory learning experience..  Prerequisite: SOCW 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: BIO 1120, ANTH 2100 or 2800, Social Work major or permission of instructor

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 - 3230 HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT III
[3 hours]  Provides a view of the behavior of larger systems including groups, organizations, and communities through a strengths perspective, focusing on social and economic justice and the values of the profession.  Prerequisite:  Must be social work major.

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 policymaking and implementation.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200, Social Work major or permission of instructor
 

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: SOC 3290 or PSC 3110 or PSY 2100 or RESM 4100, Social Work major or permission of instructor

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Note: To enter the Senior practice and field sequences, students must apply in Spring Semester prior to enrolling and 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]  Provides advanced theory and skill development as a generalist social worker with individuals, families and groups.  Emphasis is on a strengths and empowerment perspective focused on social and economic justice.  Prerequisite: SOCW 3120  Corequisite: SOCW 4220, 4200

SOCW - 4130   SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE III
[3 hours]  Provides advanced theory and skill development as a generalist social worker with organizations and communities.  Emphasis is on a strengths and empowerment perspective focused on social and economic justice.  Prerequisite: SOCW 4120   Corequisite: SOCW 4230, 4210

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

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

SOCW - 4220   SOCIAL WORK FIELD EXPERIENCE II
[5 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: Permission of instructor   Corequisite: SOCW 4120, 4200

SOCW - 4230   FIELD EXPERIENCE III
[5 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: Permission of instructor, SOCW 4220   Corequisite: SOCW 4130, 4210

SOCW - 4960   HONORS THESIS
[1 - 6 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.

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Last Updated: 1/3/12