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BSSW Program Courses & Description

200 Introduction to Social Work (3) Emergence of the social work profession. Professional mission, knowledge, skills, and values. Practice settings, client groups, helping services, career patterns, and practice methods. Designed to assist students to consider their ability for careers in social work.

250 Social Welfare (3) Development, structure, and function of the social welfare institution. Analysis of social welfare programs and impact of the institution on society.

312 Interviewing Skills and the Helping Relationship in Social Work Practice (3) Knowledge, values, and skills for entry-level generalist practice in a variety of settings. The social work problem solving process, different size client systems, ethnic-sensitive assumptions, and the worker's regard for person-environment configuration. Concurrent skills laboratory. Prereq: 200 and 250. Social work majors only.

313 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (3) In-depth study of generalist practice with individuals and families. Practice roles, value dilemmas, and working with people of diverse backgrounds. Concurrent skills laboratory. Prereq: 312. Social work majors only.

314 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3) Interrelatedness of biological, social, cultural, environmental, and psychological factors in human behavior. Person-in-environment over the life span with special attention to diversity, impact of racism, sexism, and other sociocultural factors. Integration of knowledge into a social work practice perspective. Prereq: 200 and 250; English 101 & 102. Social work majors only. Students in majors other than social work may register for course with consent of instructor.

315 Social Work Practice with Groups, Organizations and Communities (3) Generalist practice with emphasis on groups, organizations and communities, including treatment theories, techniques, and issues. Prereq: 312. Social work majors only.

316 Understanding Diversity in a Global Society (3) Exploring race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexual orientation from a social work perspective. Students develop self-awareness of their own culture and the culture of others and acquire knowledge and understanding of the impact of oppression on groups. Prereq: 200 and 250; English 101 & 102. Social work majors only. Students in majors other than social work may register for course with consent of instructor.

317 Honors: Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3) Honors version of SW 314. Course is enriched for high-achieving students. W C. (RE) Prereq: 200 and 250; English 101 & 102. Social work majors only. Students in majors other than social work may register for course with consent of instructor.

318 Honors: Understanding Diversity in a Global Society (3) Honors version of Social Work 316. Course is enriched for high-achieving students. Prereq: 200 and 250. Social work majors only. Students in majors other than social work may register for course with consent of instructor.

380 Field Practice in Social Work I (3) Ten to twelve-hours-per-week supervised field experience with practice situations for developing professional skills, values, and attitudes. Concurrent seminar focuses on integration of knowledge with practice experiences. Prereq: 312. Social work majors only.

410 Social Work Research (3) Scientific method and research strategies to evaluate one's practice and/or social service delivery. Knowledge of statistical techniques required. Prereq: Math 115 or Psychology 385. Social Work majors only.

416 Social Welfare Policies and Issues (3) Policy formation processes, policymakers in systems, and policy-related role expectations. Emphasis on utilizing and analytical framework and social change efforts. Prereq: 200 and 250. Social work majors only; completion of 75 hours required. Students in majors other than social work may register for course with consent of instructor.

417 Honors: Social Work Research (3) Scientific method and research strategies to evaluate one's practice and/or social service delivery with an emphasis on development and implementation of a research project. (RE) Prereq: Mathematics 115 or Psychology 385. (RE) Coreq: 480. Registration Restriction(s): Social work majors in the honors concentration only. Social work majors not involved in the honors concentration may register with permission of the instructor.

460 Integrative Seminar (3) Social work content for entry-level professional practice and current issues influencing the profession. Includes development of a portfolio reflecting BSSW competencies and research development and presentation. Coreq: 481 or 483. Social Work majors only.

461 Child Welfare Management I: History, Programs, and Policies (3) Study of the child welfare system examining history, policies and programs, both state and federal, pertinent to child maltreatment and juvenile justice.

462 Child Welfare II: Skills and Practice Methods (3) Emphasis on the special challenges, needed skills, and different strategies and interventions in the provision of culturally responsive child welfare services. Prereq: 200 and 250. Social work majors only. Students in majors other than social work may register for course with consent of instructor.

467 Honors: Integrative Seminar (3) Advanced social work content for professional practice and current issues influencing the profession. Includes development of a portfolio reflecting BSSW competencies and completion of a research project. Coreq: 481 or 483. Social work majors in the honors concentration only. Social work majors not involved in the honors concentration may register with permission of the instructor and successful completion of Social Work 417 with a grade of B or above.

480-481 Field Practice in Social Work II, III (6, 6) Sixteen-hour-per-week supervised agency field practicum for integration of theory and practice and critical examination of oneself as a professional helping person. Concurrent field seminar on the integration of knowledge with practice experiences. 480: Prereq: 380. Social Work majors only. 481: Prereq: 480. Social Work majors only.

483 Field Practice in Social Work Social work field practicum for integration of theory and practice. Concurrent field seminar. Course is equivalent to 480 and/or 481 and intended for students requiring alternate field practicum hours. Prereq. 380. Coreq: 460 or 467. Social work majors only. Consent of BSSW program director.

491 International Study (1-15) May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours. Consent of instructor required.

492 Off-Campus Study (1-15) May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours. Consent of instructor required.

493 Independent Study (1-15) May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours. Consent of instructor required.

 


 

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