2018-2019 Catalog

Social Work (SWk)

Courses

SWK 255. Introduction to Social Work. 4 Credits.

An introduction to the social work profession including: the development of the profession, generalist practice, the problem solving process, the strengths perspective, social work values and ethics, levels of practice (individual, family, group, community and organization), and fields of practice; 40 hours of volunteer experience. F,S.

SWK 257. Human Behavior and the Socal Environment I. 3 Credits.

Application of theories and knowledge from the liberal arts. Application of social work theory across the life span. An emphasis on social systems theory as the conceptual framework. Biopsycho-socio-cultural aspects of human development. Prerequisites or Corequisites: PSYC 111 and SOC 110. F,S.

SWK 311. Child Welfare. 3 Credits.

Preparation for child welfare work. Child protection services, juvenile court procedures, day care services, the rights of children, foster homes and adoption. S.

SWK 312. Social Work and the Legal Process. 2 Credits.

Introduction to the legal system's interaction with the human service delivery system. F.

SWK 313. Orientation to Gerontology. 3 Credits.

Introduction to gerontology including an overview of the field of gerontology, theories of aging, interdisciplinary teaming, demographics, and programs. F.

SWK 315. Substance Use and Abuse. 2 Credits.

Introduction to the dynamics of drug addiction and related issues, with special emphasis on alcohol. S.

SWK 316. Interprofessional Health Care. 1 Credit.

The focus of this course is on developing skills needed to work effectively with an interprofessional health and mental health care team using a patient-centered approach. Case studies are the primary teaching strategy. Students enrolled include : social work, physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, medicine, communication science disorders, clinical lab science, physician assistant, and dietetics. Prerequisite: Admission in the BSSW Program. S/U grading. F,S.

SWK 317. Social Work Research. 3 Credits.

Provides students with an understanding of basic qualitative and quantitative research methods. In SWK 317, students also gain and apply skills related to the critical evaluation of research. This course provides students with foundational knowledge and skills necessary to understand and undertake practice evaluation in practice courses, field placements, and in entry-level practice settings. Prerequisite: Admission in the BSSW Program. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Statistics. F,S.

SWK 318. Mental Health. 2 Credits.

Overview of the mental health service delivery system with a focus on case management skills and the role of social work in the provision of mental health services. F.

SWK 357. Human Behavior and the Social Environment II. 3 Credits.

Application of social work theory and research across the life span, with social systems theory as the conceptual framework. Theories regarding development of groups, communities and organizations. Prerequisite: Admission in the BSSW Program. F,S.

SWK 397. Cooperative Education. 1-6 Credits.

Individually supervised experiences in a human service agency. Integrates social work theory with practice. Contact the Cooperative Education Office. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

SWK 424. Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families. 3 Credits.

Generalist practice with individuals and families within the context of evidence-based interventions. Develop skills to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate social work practice with individuals and families. Prerequisite: Admission in the BSSW Program. F,S.

SWK 434. Generalist Social Work Practice with Task and Treatment Groups. 3 Credits.

Generalist practice with task and treatment groups within the context of evidence-based interventions. Develop skills to engage, assess, plan, intervene, and evaluate social work practice with groups. Prerequisite: Admission to the BSSW program. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SWK 357. F,S.

SWK 442. Social Policy. 3 Credits.

Provides knowledge of social policy, and develops critical analysis skills to advance social and economic well-being and understanding of the interaction between research, practice and policy. Prerequisite: Admission in the BSSW Program. F,S.

SWK 454. Generalist Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations. 3 Credits.

Generalist practice with organizations and communities within the context of evidence-based interventions. Develop skills to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate social work practice with communities and organizations. Prerequisite: Admission to the BSSW program. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SWK 357. F,S.

SWK 481. Field Education I. 5 Credits.

Provides learning opportunities in generalist social work practice emphasizing the core competencies and demonstration of practice behaviors. Connect the theoretical and conceptual contributions of the classroom with the practical world of the internship setting. Also can be taken with SWK 483 for a one-semester block placement in an approved human service organization. Prerequisite: Admission to field program. Corequisite: SWK 482. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

SWK 482. Field Education Seminar I. 1 Credit.

Integrates classroom content with actual practice. Corequisite: SWK 481. F,S,SS.

SWK 483. Field Education II. 5 Credits.

Provides learning opportunities in generalist social work practice emphasizing the core competencies and demonstration of practice behaviors. Connect the theoretical and conceptual contributions of the classroom with the practical world of the internship setting. Corequisite: SWK 484. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SWK 481. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

SWK 484. Field Education Seminar II. 1 Credit.

Integrates classroom content with actual practice. Corequisite: SWK 483. F,S,SS.

SWK 489. Senior Honors Thesis. 1-3 Credits.

Supervised independent study culminating in a thesis. Repeatable to a maximum 6 credits. Repeatable to 6 credits. F,S.

SWK 493A. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits.

Individually or group supervised research or interdepartmental studies and seminars in social work related areas. Repeatable to a maximum 9 credits. Regular grading. Prerequisite: SWK 255 or consent of instructor. Repeatable to 9 credits. F,S,SS.

SWK 493B. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits.

Individually or group supervised research or interdepartmental studies and seminars in social work related areas. Repeatable to a maximum 9 credits. S-U grading. Repeatable to 9 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

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