University Bulletin 2017-2018

Social Work

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  • SW 200
    Intro to SocWork-SocWelfare
    3 cr

    Introduction to the profession of social work. Topics include historical development, nature of profession, professional associations, practice theory, values and ethics.

  • SW 201
    Human Behav/Social Environ I
    3 cr

    The Person-In-Environment model of human behavior. Course examines individual, family and group behavior in the social context.

    Pre-requisite: (BLY 101 Minimum Grade of C and BLY 101L Minimum Grade of C) or (BLY 121 Minimum Grade of C and BLY 121L Minimum Grade of C)
  • SW 214
    SW Skills and Field Experience
    3 cr

    Service learning experience in social work. Forty hours of agency-based experience is required. Students must attend two hour weekly skills development lecture.

    Pre-requisite: SY 109 Minimum Grade of C or SY 112 Minimum Grade of C
  • SW 220
    Power, Privilege & Oppression
    3 cr

    This course is designed as an introduction to the field of social work with diverse populations. The purpose is to prepare students to work with diverse groups of people locally and globally. This course examines issues related to the creation of race in America, the oppression of people on the basis of their gender, ethnicity, race, culture, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, religion and national origin.

  • SW 300
    Ethical Decision-Making
    3 cr

    This course provides a more in-depth analysis of the Social Worl Code of Ethics and overviews frameworks for ethical decision-making. The emphasis is on improving students' ability to more readily identify ethical problems and thoughtfully work through these issues through the use of case studies.

  • SW 301
    Social Welfare Policy
    3 cr

    Social Policy in relation to Social Work Practice. Course addresses social policy analysis, social advocacy, diversity and social and economic justice.

    Pre-requisite: SW 212 Minimum Grade of C
  • SW 302
    Human Behav/Social Environ II
    3 cr

    The Person-In-Environment Model of human behavior. Course examines task groups, organizations, and community systems in the social context.

    Pre-requisite: SY 109 Minimum Grade of C
  • SW 310
    Community Context
    3 cr

    The rural and urban contexts of social work practice. Emphasis of the course is placed on how these contexts affect human behavior and the practice of social work.

  • SW 340
    Family Violence
    3 cr

    Study of the social problems of family violence including domestic violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. The role of the social worker, social services, and social policy will be examined.

    Pre-requisite: SY 109 Minimum Grade of C
  • SW 350
    Child Welfare Services
    3 cr

    General survey of the Social Work field of child welfare services with a focus on child protective services.

  • SW 360
    SW Practice in Mental Health
    3 cr

    This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the mental health system and focuses specifically on issues related to the role of a social worker in a mental health setting.

    Pre-requisite: SW 200 Minimum Grade of C
  • SW 401
    Generalist Practice I
    3 cr

    The Generalist Model of social work applied to individuals, families, and groups. Emphasis is placed on diversity, social work values and ethics, and evidence based practice.

    Pre-requisite: SW 202 Minimum Grade of C
  • SW 402
    Generalist Practice II
    3 cr

    The Generalist Model of social work applied to organizations, communities and task groups. Emphasis is placed on diversity, social work values and ethics and social justice.

  • SW 412
    Field Instruction
    3 TO 12 cr

    Field Instruction in social work. Four hundred thirty-six hours of supervised experience in social work setting. SW 412 can be taken during a single semester or over multiple semesters.

    Co-requisite: SW 414
    Pre-requisite: SW 401 Minimum Grade of C and SW 402 Minimum Grade of C and SY 382 Minimum Grade of C
  • SW 414
    Senior Seminar - W
    3 cr

    This is the capstone senior level course in social work. Class discussion and assignments are designed to facilitate integration between field instruction experience and curriculum content. SW 412 must be taken concurrently. Fee.

    Co-requisite: SW 412
    Pre-requisite: SW 401 Minimum Grade of C and SW 402 Minimum Grade of C and SY 382 Minimum Grade of C
  • SW 420
    Social Work in Health Care
    3 cr

    Study of the practice of social work in the health care field. Major social policy issues, service delivery systems, relationships with other health care professionals, and practice issues related to social work will be covered.

  • SW 460
    Rural Social Services
    3 cr

    This elective course in rural social services provides a survey of professional services with rural and small communities. It is open to all majors. Included are topics related to services, social policy, rural culture and behavior, professional values and ethics, diversity, and services.

    Pre-requisite: EH 102 Minimum Grade of C
  • SW 490
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    Advanced topics in Social Work. May be repeated twice for elective content when topic varies.