Social Work (7750)

Social Work (7750)

270 DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL WORK 3 credits
Introductory course explores issues related to poverty and minority issues as they relate to at-risk populations.
275 INTRO: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE 3 credits
Introduces students to concepts, settings, and vulnerable populations related to the field of social work. Emphasis placed on purposes, values, ethics, knowledge, and skills that characterize the professional social worker. Provides an overview of theoretical and practical knowledge about the social work profession needed for entry levels of practice in social work.
276 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE 3 credits
Survey of field of social welfare; place of social work profession within human services institutions of United States. Introduction of basic concepts relating social welfare institutions and social work to society.
401 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I 3 credits
Prerequisite: Social Work major; Corequisite 405. Basic concepts and methods of Generalist social work practice, with an emphasis on understanding and working with individuals.
402 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE II 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401, 405; or permission of instructor. Concepts and methods of social work practice particularly relating to understanding and working with groups in various settings in our society.
403 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE III 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401, 405, or permission of instructor. Development of understanding and practice methods for utilization of community organization and social planning as social work process in assessing problems and developing program to meet needs.
404 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IV 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401, 405, or permission of instructor. Professional social work practice with families in social services; the dynamics of family systems, assessment of family function and dysfunction, professional helping processes.
405 PRACTICE I SKILLS LAB 3 credits
Prerequisites: 270, 276, 427, 3100:103, 3700:100, 3750:100, 3850:100 and 3250:100 or 200 or 2040:247; corequisite: 401. Prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice and proves a context to apply and evaluate generic knowledge base, values, ethics, and skills common to practice with client systems.
411 WOMENS ISS SOC WORK PRACTICE 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401 or permission of instructor. Social work practice, knowledge and skill, social welfare institutions and social policy in relation to women's issues and concerns in the United States.
421 FIELD EXPERIENCE SEMINAR I 2 credits
Prerequisites: 401 and permission of the instructor. Corequisite: 493. The first of two consecutive courses that assists students in making the transition from classroom learning to experiential learning in the field practicum.
422 FIELD EXPERIENCE SEMINAR II 2 credits
Prerequisites: 421 and 493; Corequisite: 494. The second of two consecutive courses, this course assists students in integrating, synthesizing, and applying classroom learning to field experiences and assignments.
425 SOCIAL WORK ETHICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: Social Work major, permission of instructor. Social Worker's code of ethics as applied to practices, problems and issues in social work.
427 HUMAN BEHVR & SOCIAL ENVIRON I 3 credits
Social work perspective on human development across the life cycle. Human diversity approach consistent with the needs of social work students preparing for practice.
430 HUMAN BEHV & SOCIAL ENVIRON II 3 credits
Prerequisite: Social Work major, 427, or permission of instructor. Examination of larger social systems including families, groups, neighborhoods, and organizations. Focuses on the unique systemic characteristics of each system and its development.
440 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH I 3 credits
Prerequisites: Social Work major or permission of instructor. Overview of scientific inquiry and the research process as it applies to the field of social work. Emphasis is placed on the various social worker roles in relation to research.
441 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH II 3 credits
Prerequisite: 440 or permission of instructor. A continuation of Social Work Research I with a focus on applying research concepts. Includes content on the evaluation of practice outcomes and the use of computers in data analysis.
445 SOC POLICY ANALY-SOCIAL WORKER 3 credits
Prerequisite: Social Work major, permission of instructor. Description, analysis and construction of social policy in social services; to understanding forces and processes which establish or change social policies, to predict consequences of social policies and to establish goals for social policy development; integrated into effective social work methodology.
450 SOCIAL NEEDS & SERVICES: AGING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401 or permission of instructor. Application of knowledge and principles of professional social work practice to understanding, development and provision of social services to meet needs of aging and later mature individuals, families and communities and institutions serving them and their relatives.
451 SOCIAL WORK IN CHILD WELFARE 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401 or permission of instructor. In-depth exploration of structure and functioning of social services designed to help children, and of practice of social work in child-welfare settings. Consideration of supportive, supplementary and substitutive services.
452 SOCIAL WORK IN MENTAL HEALTH 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401 or permission of instructor. Issues, organization, development and methodologies of current professional social work practice in mental-health settings.
454 SOCIAL WORK-JUVENILE JUSTICE 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401 or permission of instructor. The theory and practice of social work in the juvenile justice systems of the United States. Traditional procedures and recent developments, prevention, diversion and community outreach, legal concerns, case management, institutional functioning.
455 SOC WRK PRAC WITH AFR AMER FAM 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401 or permission of instructor. Contemporary problems facing African American families; male-female relationships, single parent households, African American teens and elderly, public policy, theoretical models, explaining development of the African American family.
456 SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH SERVICES 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401 or permission of instructor. Policies, programs and practice in health-care settings: short-term, intermediate and long-term hospitals, out-patient services, emergency services, clinics, visiting nurse services, nursing homes, pediatric services, self-help organizations.
459 SOC WRK WITH MENTALLY RETARDED 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401 or permission of instructor. Application of social work principles in the provision of social services to meet the needs of the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled and their families.
470 LAW FOR SOCIAL WORKERS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 401 or permission of instructor. Basic terminology, theories, principles, organization and procedures of law will be explored along with the relationships between social work and law and comparisons of the theoretical bases of the two professions.
471 CRISIS INTERVENTION 3 credits
This elective course focuses on knowledge/skills required by social workers dealing with people in crisis. Impact of crises on the human personality will be discussed.
472 CHILD WELFARE II 3 credits
This course is the second in a series of two child welfare courses. Child Welfare II, addresses the developmental and permanence needs of children in the welfare system.
473 SOCIAL WORK WITH ADOLESCENCE 3 credits
This course provides students with an in-depth knowledge of adolescent development and an understanding of how the biological, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual aspects of an adolescent impact their overall functioning and quality of life issues.
475 ADDICTION & SOCIAL WORK PRACTI 3 credits
Prerequisites: 401 or permission of instructor. Provides students with the essential knowledge and skill for successful social work practice with people involved in substance abuse.
480 ST: SOC WORK & SOC WELFARE 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Analysis of current social work and social welfare theory and policy, settings, innovative interventions, and trends in delivery systems in relation to selected areas of concern. Topics and credits variable.
493 FLD EXP: SOCIAL AGENCY I 3 credits
Prerequisites: 401, 402, 427, and permission of instructor. Corequisite: 421. First of two consecutive courses of supervised internship in a social service setting. Facilitates acquisition of generalist practice skills. Student must receive permission to take the course with the Field Coordinator during early part of semester preceding enrollment. For senior social work majors.
494 FLD EXP: SOCIAL AGENCY II 3 credits
Prerequisites: 493, 421 and permission of instructor; corequisite: 422. Second of two consecutive courses of supervised internship in a social service setting. Facilitates the continued acquisition of generalist practice skills. For senior social work majors only.
497 I.I.: SOCIAL WORK 1-3 credits
Prerequisites: permission and prearrangement with instructor. Individual readings, research or projects in area of interest in social welfare theory or institutional operations or in social work practice under guidance of social work faculty member. Preparation of report paper appropriate to nature of topic. For social work major.
499 SR HONORS PROJECT: SOCIAL WORK 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisites: senior standing in Honors Program and approval of honors preceptor in department. Open only to social work major enrolled in Honors Program. Independent study leading to completion of senior honors thesis or other original work resulting in writing of research paper in proper scholarly form, supervised by student's honors project adviser within the department.

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