SCWK 1510    Introduction to Social Work    3 s.h.

An overview of the values, systems, policy, theories and concepts central to the profession of social work. This course will also review roles, licensure requirements and history of the social work profession. This is the first course orienting students to the social work profession.
Prereq.: SOC 1500.

SCWK 2600    Health Issues for Social Work Practice    3 s.h.

Explores impact of physical and biological forces on client issues/needs and importance of understanding these factors for professional social work practice. Emphasis given to biological development across the human lifespan, ecological issues, genetic influences, health concerns.
Prereq.: ENGL 1550 and SCWK 1510.

SCWK 2622    Social Work Processes    3 s.h.

Addresses the full range of communication skills in systems of all sizes for professional social work practice. Includes principles of effective communication, functions and purposes of communication, and the roles of social workers. Thirty clock hours of volunteer engagement required. Three hours lecture.
Prereq.: SCWK 1510.

SCWK 2641    American Social Welfare    3 s.h.

Overview of the history and evolution of social welfare programs and services in America. Emphasis on the identification and interrelationships of social values and structures, political factors, and economic conditions on resource allocation, including meeting the needs of special populations.
Prereq.: SCWK 1510.

SCWK 2642    Human Behavior and the Social Environment for Social Workers 1    3 s.h.

A general social systems approach as a conceptual framework to the understanding of culture and society, communities, organizations, groups, families, and individuals as they develop over the lifespan. Application of theory and research to social work.
Prereq.: SCWK 1510, PSYC 1560.

SCWK 2644    Human Behavior and the Social Environment for Social Workers 2    3 s.h.

An ecosystems perspective in understanding families, groups, organizations and communities. Focus on individuals and their transactions with each other and their environment. Application of theory and research to social work.
Prereq.: SCWK 2642.

SCWK 2695    Applied Social Work    6 s.h.

A practicum in human service agencies for the Social Services Technology major. The student must spend 225 hours in an agency for a total of 6 s.h. credit.
Prereq.: Completion of all courses for admission to the two-year Social Services Technology Internship.

SCWK 3726    Child Welfare and Case Planning    3 s.h.

This course provides the knowledge, concepts, and skills needed for beginning level social work practice in public and child welfare settings. Major focus is on protecting at-risk children by strengthening, supporting and empowering families.
Prereq.: SCWK 1510.

SCWK 3727    Child Welfare Permanency Planning    3 s.h.

Provides the knowledge, concepts, and skills needed for beginning level social work practice in public child welfare settings. Major focus is on the developmental needs and permanency planning associated with at-risk children served by the child welfare system.
Prereq.: SCWK 1510.

SCWK 3728    Social Services for Children    3 s.h.

Social welfare agencies and services developed by communities for the care and training of children. Development of a conceptual framework for understanding the issues, problems, and policies in children's services.
Prereq.: SCWK 2622.

SCWK 3730    Social Services and the Aged    3 s.h.

An empirical and analytical base for understanding the policies, problems, and trends in services for the aged.
Prereq.: SCWK 2622.

SCWK 3731    Social Services and the Disabled    3 s.h.

Problems arising from or related to illness and disability; adjustment of disabled persons. General interventive techniques for working with the disabled; recent research and treatment innovations.
Prereq.: SCWK 2622.

SCWK 3736    Social Work Methods with Individuals    3 s.h.

Overview of generalist practice methods with client systems of varying sizes. In-depth analysis of problem solving strategies and skills in working with individuals. Theory and research relating to practice. Social work purposes, functions, and values are addressed from the systems perspective.
Prereq.: Admission to SCWK Program.

SCWK 3737    Social Work Methods with Groups    3 s.h.

In-depth analysis of problem-solving strategies and skills in working with small groups. Theory and research relating to practice. Social work purpose, functions, and values are addressed for the systems perspective.
Prereq.: SCWK 3736.

SCWK 3738    Social Work Methods with Families    3 s.h.

In-depth analysis of problem-solving strategies and skills in working with families. Theory and research relating to practice. Social work purposes, functions, and values are addressed from the systems perspective.
Prereq.: SCWK 3736.

SCWK 3750    Analysis of Social Work Practice Data    3 s.h.

Techniques of data description and introduction to analytical methods used to evaluate service delivery at all levels of social work practice.
Prereq.: SCWK 2641 and SCWK 2644.

SCWK 3760    Research Methods for Social Workers    3 s.h.

Quantitative and Qualitative research methodologies for building knowledge for social work practice. Systematic evaluation of outcomes, theoretical bases, relevant technological advances, and ethical standards.
Prereq.: SCWK 3750.

SCWK 4825    Field Work in Social Services    6 s.h.

Professionally supervised practice in an approved social agency. The student must complete 225 hours per semester in an agency for each 6 s.h. of credit. Must be taken two consecutive semesters for a total of 12 s.h. CR/NC grade option only.
Prereq.: Admission to Social Work Internship.

SCWK 4826    Integrated Field Work Seminar    3 s.h.

Integration and evaluation of conceptual, affective, and experiential learning achieved from previous social work courses and field-based assignments.
Prereq.: Completion of courses required to enter field work.
Concurrent: SCWK 4825 first enrollment.

SCWK 4827    Integrated Capstone Seminar    3 s.h.

Provides opportunities to synthesize and integrate all the previous coursework from social work education. Includes both theoretical and experiential assignments to assist students with increased self awareness and to prepare them for the transition from college to entry-level generalist practice.
Prereq.: Completion of courses required to enter field work and SCWK 4826.
Concurrent: SCWK 4825 second enrollment.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

SCWK 4860    Seminar Special Topics in Social Work    1-3 s.h.

Study of selected topics in social work theory, methods and research. May be repeated with different topics. l-3 s.h.
Prereq.: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

SCWK 5820    Social Policy    3 s.h.

Review of the programs, structure, and functions of social services including historical development and social, political, and economic issues. Application of scientific method to analyze and develop social work policies designed to achieve social work goals and purposes.
Prereq.: SCWK 2641, POL 1560.

SCWK 5822    Social Work Methods with Organizations and Communities    3 s.h.

In-depth analysis of problem-solving strategies and skills in working with organizations and communities. Theory and research relating to practice. Social work purpose, functions, and values are addressed from the systems perspective.
Prereq.: SCWK 3736.

SCWK 5823    Cultural Diversity in Practice    3 s.h.

Emphasis on understanding the experiences, beliefs, and inherent problems of racial and ethnic minority groups. Focuses also on populations distinguished by socioeconomic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, and physical or mental disability. Application of theories, differential assessment, and intervention skills necessary for effective social work practice.
Prereq.: SCWK 3736 or permission of instructor.

SCWK 6900    Human Behavior and the Social Environment 1    3 s.h.

An overview of normal individual development throughout the life span. Developmental stages, tasks, and circumstances as well as diversity in individual development will be examined. The influence of biological, psychological, and social systems on individual development throughout the life span constitutes the organizing theme for the course.

SCWK 6901    Oppression and Cultural Competence    3 s.h.

Examination of the history, demographic trends, and cultures of diverse groups who have been disenfranchised based on differences that include race, gender, age, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, religion, and ability. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the experience of oppression among diverse groups and the implications for social work practice.

SCWK 6902    Social Welfare Policy and Program Analysis    3 s.h.

An historical perspective on the development of social problems as well as a critical analysis of social welfare institutions, programs, policy efforts, and services. Attention is given to the consequences of social and economic injustice and the effects that policy initiatives have upon vulnerable populations.

SCWK 6903    Social Work Foundation Practice 1    3 s.h.

A foundation methods course based on an advanced generalist social work practice perspective. This course demonstrates application of the problem-solving process or the planned change process in the context of the strengths perspective. Attention will be placed on planning interventions with diverse individuals, families, and small groups.

SCWK 6904    Field Education 1    3 s.h.

Professionally supervised practice in approved community agencies. Focus will be on increasing the student's analytic skills and repertoire of intervention modalities. The course is based on foundation coursework that emphasizes advanced generalist practice while promoting a strengths-based approach.
Concurrent: SCWK 6903.

SCWK 6905    Human Behavior and the Social Environment 2    3 s.h.

An overview of theories and knowledge of the behavior of groups, organizations, and communities as well as the impact of these systems on individual behavior. Special emphasis is given to understanding the influence of mesosystems and macrosystems on social service organizations. Empowerment-based policies are explored.
Prereq.: SCWK 6900.

SCWK 6906    Business Skills for Social Workers    3 s.h.

Overview of the principles, concepts, and terminology related to social work business practice. Topics include time management, financially responsible practice, managed care issues, organizational efficiency and effectiveness, outcome measurements, performance evaluation, marketing for nonprofit organizations, community building and collaborative efforts. State-of-the-art technology will be reviewed.
Prereq.: SCWK 6900.

SCWK 6907    Social Work Foundation Practice 2    3 s.h.

A foundation methods course based on an advanced generalist social work practice perspective. This course demonstrates application of the problem-solving process or planned change process in the context of the strengths perspective. Attention will be placed on planning interventions with diverse organizations and communities.
Prereq.: SCWK 6903.

SCWK 6908    Research    3 s.h.

A review of the scientific method, quantitative and qualitative research strategies, and related concepts. Principles of conceptualization, research design, sampling, instrumentation, descriptive and inferential data analysis, scientific report writing, and the significance of research for social work practice will be emphasized. Attention will be placed on developing strengths-based performance indicators.
Prereq.: SCWK 6900.

SCWK 6909    Field Education 2    3 s.h.

Professionally supervised practice in approved community agencies. Focus will be on increasing both the student's analytic skills and repertoire of intervention modalities. The course is based on foundation coursework that emphasizes advanced generalist practice while promoting a strengths-based approach.
Concurrent: SCWK 6907.

SCWK 6910    Integrated Foundation    3 s.h.

An advanced course that emphasizes social work values, ethical dilemmas/implications, and the development of practice methods that integrate a strengths-based empowerment approach with individuals, families, and groups.
Prereq.: SCWK 6907.

SCWK 7000    Advanced Direct Practice 1    3 s.h.

The development of adversities experienced by individuals from conception through adulthood. The course employs a multisystems ecological perspective in discussing risk conditions, stressful life events, and the interplay of risk and protective factors that appear to be common to many childhood disorders and problems.
Prereq.: SCWK 6901.

SCWK 7002    Adversities and Resiliencies    3 s.h.

A review of the education, administration, and support aspects of supervision, as well as individual, group, and peer group modalities. Emphasis will be placed on supervisory issues as they relate to diversity, strengths-based assessment, and the development of multicultural competence.
Prereq.: SCWK 6905.

SCWK 7003    Theory and Practice of Supervision    3 s.h.

Explores advanced techniques for evaluating systems of all sizes. Methods and strategies for conducting program evaluation and single system research will be emphasized. Special emphasis will be placed on developing strengths-based performance indicators.
Prereq.: SCWK 6908.

SCWK 7004    Practice Evaluation    3 s.h.

This course examines social work with the elderly through critical analysis of policy, specific human behavior content, and research. Students will critique practice interventions, program design, and service strategies specific to social work practice in settings for the aged.

SCWK 7006    Social Work in Aging    3 s.h.

This course examines social work in child and family settings through critical analysis of policy, specific human behavior content, and research. Students will critique practice interventions, program design, and service strategies specific to social work practice in child and family settings.

SCWK 7007    Social Work in Child and Family Settings    3 s.h.

This course examines social work in mental health settings through critical analysis of policy, specific human behavior content, and research. Students will critique practice interventions, program design, and service strategies specific to social work practice in mental health settings.

SCWK 7008    Social Work and the DSM    3 s.h.

This course examines social work in mental health and chemical dependency with an emphasis on the DSM and ICD. Application of assessment is through a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective with a focus on current practices.
Prereq.: concurrent with SCWK 7009.

SCWK 7009    Field Education 3    3 s.h.

A continuation of SCWK 7000 Advanced Direct Practice I. In addition to developing practice methods that integrate a strengths-based empowerment approach with individuals, this course incorporates theoretical frameworks and constructs from empowerment theory, the ecological perspective, solution-focused practice, the feminist perspective, person-centered practice, and other relevant, brief practice approaches.
Prereq.: SCWK 7000.

SCWK 7010    Advanced Direct Practice 2    3 s.h.

Advanced field education placement. Students participate in planned experiences that integrate theoretical knowledge, social work practice skills, and social work ethics and values in direct or macro practice settings. Theoretical frameworks address micro and macro concerns respectively by emphasizing empowerment, individual strengths, solution- focused practice, community building, collaboration and organizational structures.
Concurrent: SCWK 7010.

SCWK 7012    Field Education 4    3 s.h.

This course provides opportunities for students to synthesize and integrate previous coursework from their social work education. Theoretical and experiential assignments are utilized to assist students with increased self-awareness and to prepare them for the transition from college to advanced professional social work practice that emphasizes the strengths-based approach.
Concurrent: SCWK 7012.

SCWK 7013    Capstone    3 s.h.

Advanced seminar on selected topics in social work theory, methods, and research. May be repeated with different topics.

SCWK 7014    Selected Topics in Social Work    3 s.h.