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Social Work (SOCWRK) Courses

Lower Division

SOCWRK 101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE (3-0-3)(F/S)(FS). Survey and critical analysis of contemporary social welfare policies and programs, their historical development, underlying philosophy, and the need for social services in modern society with particular attention to issues of oppression and discrimination.

SOCWRK 201 FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL WORK (2-3-3)(F/S/SU). Introduction to generalist social work practice including a history of the profession, an overview of the generalist intervention model with a focus on strengths, engagement, relationship building, exploration of problems, and interviewing. Service learning component of 45 clock hours in approved social service organization. PREREQ: SOCWRK 101.

SOCWRK 293 SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP (F/S). Provides practical, on-the-job social work experience in a social services agency. Forty-five hours worked equals one credit hour; no retroactive credits earned. Maximum of six internship credits per semester; maximum of twelve internship credits applied to degree. Internships are excluded from fulfilling six credits of upper-division social work electives; they can fulfill general electives only. With approval of internship coordinator.

Upper Division

SOCWRK 301 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY (3-0-3)(F/S). Explores the effects of social welfare policy by analyzing current policy within the context of historical and contemporary factors that shape it, by considering the political and organization processes used to influence policy; the process of policy formulation; and social policy analysis frameworks in light of principles of social and economic justice and evidence-based knowledge. Policy practice skills are developed. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy.

SOCWRK 320 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I (3-0-3)(F,S). Provides knowledge of empirically based theories that focus on the interactions between and among individuals, groups, societies and economic systems. Learn and apply life span theories and knowledge. Examines social systems in which people live and their influence in maintaining or achieving health and well-being. Explores the consequences of difference on a person’s life experiences. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy.

SOCWRK 333 GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I: INDIVIDUALS (3-0-3)(S). Social work practice with individuals from a generalist perspective integrating human behavior theories with the generalist intervention models of practice with a focus on strengths, demonstration of ethical and professional behavior, cultural humility, engagement of diversity and difference in practice, enhancement of micro interviewing skills, assessment, goal setting, planning and implementation of empirically-based interventions, and evaluation of practice. PREREQ: Admission to BSW Candidacy and SOCWRK 201. PRE/COREQ: SOCWRK 301.

SOCWRK 380 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methodology and statistics for an understanding of scientific, analytic, ethical, and culturally sensitive approaches to building knowledge for generalist social work practice. Use and translate research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery. PREREQ: Upper-division standing and FM math course and Admission to BSW program or PERM/INST.

SOCWRK 405 CASE MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(S). Develops skill and knowledge in generalist social work practice case management services. COREQ: SOCWRK 481 or PERM BSW Program Coordinator.

SOCWRK 407 (REFUGEE 407) PRINCIPLES OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT (3-0-3)(F/S). Explores the resettlement process in the United States. Will provide knowledge and skills needed to assist in the resettlement experience for refugees. Examination of personal values and beliefs and their impacts on practice will be integral. May be taken for REFUGEE or SOCWRK credit, but not both. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy or PERM/INST.

SOCWRK 408 (REFUGEE 408) WORKING WITH REFUGEES ACROSS CULTURES (3-0-3)(F/S). Provides a framework and skills practice for effective and competent cross-cultural practice with refugees in the human services. May be taken for REFUGEE or SOCWRK credit, but not both. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy or PERM/INST.

SOCWRK 409 (REFUGEE 409) CASE MANAGEMENT WITH REFUGEES (3-0-3)(F/S). Case management knowledge and skills as applied in refugee serving agencies such as refugee resettlement, health settings and mental health agencies. May be taken for REFUGEE or SOCWRK credit, but not both. PRE/COREQ: REFUGEE/SOCWRK 407, REFUGEE/SOCWRK 408.

SOCWRK 410 (REFUGEE 410) INTRODUCTION TO REFUGEE PROGRAM SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F/S). Explores a variety of programs serving refugees including the statutory foundation for programs, financing, grant writing, and budget management. Prepares students with the knowledge and skills required for supervising staff and volunteers. May be taken for REFUGEE or SOCWRK credit, but not both. PRE/COREQ: REFUGEE/SOCWRK 407, REFUGEE/SOCWRK 408.

SOCWRK 411 (REFUGEE 411) ADVANCED REFUGEE MACRO PRACTICE (3-0-3)(F/S). Covers the current policy issues related to refugee resettlement; follows any legislation related to refugees that is in process at the federal and state levels; and teaches strategies for effective community change and advocacy. May be taken for REFUGEE or SOCWRK credit, but not both. PRE/COREQ: REFUGEE/SOCWRK 407, REFUGEE/SOCWRK 408.

SOCWRK 412 (REFUGEE 412) MACRO PRACTICE CAPSTONE CLASS (3-0-3)(F,S). A service or research project is selected and implemented that will address a need related to refugees. May be taken for REFUGEE or SOCWRK credit, but not both. PRE/COREQ: REFUGEE/SOCWRK 407, REFUGEE/SOCWRK 408, and REFUGEE/SOCWRK 409 or REFUGEE/SOCWRK 410 or REFUGEE/SOCWRK 411.

SOCWRK 414 CORE CONCEPTS IN TRAUMA INFORMED CHILD WELFARE PRACTICE (3-0-3)(S). Introduces students to the core concepts (general theory and foundational knowledge), informing evidence-based assessment and treatment for traumatized children and adolescents who are in the child welfare system. Highlights the role of development, culture, and empirical evidence in trauma-specific assessment, referral and treatments, the level of functioning of primary care giving environments and the capacity of the community and child welfare system to facilitate restorative processes. COREQ: SOCWRK 481 or PERM/BSW Program Coordinator.

SOCWRK 420 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II (3-0-3)(F/S). Second in the HBSE sequence, utilizes a variety of theoretical perspectives to examine the impact of social systems and institutions on human behavior. Draws on traditional and alternative/conflict theoretical perspectives and the role of systemic oppression and discrimination to examine how experiences differ across factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, social and economic status, and religiosity/spirituality. Strategies designed to eliminate oppressive structural barriers and ensure human rights are protected will be examined. PREREQ: SOCWRK 320.

SOCWRK 422 BEREAVED CHILDREN (3-0-3)(SU). An intensive service-learning hybrid course. Community, group, and individual activities for the development/implementation of a camp session for grieving children. Students will be required to attend class sessions, camp orientation, committee meetings throughout the summer, and camp session. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

SOCWRK 425 INTRODUCTION TO CHILD WELFARE (3-0-3)(S). Examines the child welfare system within the context of its historical development, current policy and professional competencies required for social work practice. Focus will be on child welfare services, roles of social work professionals, and their work with children, youth and families. COREQ: SOCWRK 481 or PERM/INST.

SOCWRK 433 AGING: SOCIAL POLICY AND PROGRAMS (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). Includes policy issues and services that are or should be available to all aged, and special services that must be available for the frail, impaired, and isolated aged. Available programs are explored, including local organizations and related social services. Emphasis on strengths-based social work practice. COREQ: SOCWRK 480 or SOCWRK 481 or PERM/BSW Program Coordinator.

SOCWRK 444 GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE II: FAMILIES AND GROUPS (3-0-3)(F). Social work practice with families and groups from generalist perspective. Focus on engagement, assessment, evidence-based interventions and evaluation. Attention is given to client strengths and provision of services to diverse families and groups. PREREQ: SOCWRK 333.

SOCWRK 455 GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE III: ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES (3-0-3)(S). From a generalist perspective introduces theories and practice in organizational and community settings. Based on social work values and ethics, learn strategies and skills for assessment and intervention in macro settings. Conceptual models of macro change are examined including social planning, community organizing, social action, and community/organizational development and change. PREREQ: SOCWRK 333.

SOCWRK 471 FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTHY AGING (3-0-3)(F). Overview of gerontology presented by examining major issues related to aging. Content includes theories of aging; the impact of an aging population; and future implications at local, national, and international levels. PREREQ: SOCWRK 480 or PERM/INST.

SOCWRK 480 SOCIAL WORK FIELD PRACTICUM I (0-16-5)(F). Opportunity for application of classroom learning to social work practice. Includes competent practice within a generalist framework across micro, mezzo and macro areas of practice informed by knowledge, values, skills and cognitive and affective processes. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy, Major GPA: 3.0, Department approval. PRE/COREQ: SOCWRK 498.

SOCWRK 481 SOCIAL WORK FIELD PRACTICUM II (0-16-5)(S). Continuation of SOCWRK 480. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy, Major GPA: 3.0, Department approval, SOCWRK 480 and SOCWRK 498. COREQ: SOCWRK 499.

SOCWRK 493 SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP (F/S)(F,S,SU). Provides practical, on-the-job social work experience in a social services agency. Forty-five hours worked equals one credit hour; no retroactive credits earned. Maximum of six internship credits per semester; maximum of twelve internship credits applied to degree. Internships are excluded from fulfilling six credits of upper-division social work electives; they can fulfill general electives only. With approval of internship coordinator.

SOCWRK 498 SENIOR SEMINAR I (1-0-1)(F)(FF). Forum to integrate, synthesize, and apply classroom content within the practical world of the field/practice setting. Utilizing a generalist practice perspective, seminar provides a supportive group setting to develop professional identity, self-awareness, self-care, empathy, and critical thinking. Explores the use of values and ethics, examine best practices, consider diverse experiences, as well as process and evaluate personal behaviors within the social work field. First half of a capstone project will be completed. COREQ: SOCWRK 480.

SOCWRK 499 SENIOR SEMINAR II (1-0-1)(S)(FF). Continuation of SOCWRK 498. A major capstone project will be completed. COREQ: SOCWRK 481

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