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Undergraduate Social Work

2014 Summer Term

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3 Units

CHILD WELFARE

Social Work 235

This course is a survey of social services for children: the problems treated, an assessment of the effectiveness of current services, and consideration of alternative service programs.


3 Units

IMMIGRATION TODAY: INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Social Work 321

This course focuses on the changes in immigration to the United States in recent decades, challenges that recent immigrants face, and the controversies around this immigration. The immigrant experience of Latinos and the Hmong in Midwest will be emphasized, from and individual, family, and community perspective.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY

Social Work 337

This course is designed to introduce the student to social and physical factors related to aging. It will include information regarding social services needed to assist the older person and an analysis of gaps in current services.


3 Units

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY BASICS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONAL

Social Work 350

This course focuses on introducing students to the basic principles of psychotropic medication and their role when working with clients taking psychotropic medication. Basic neuropsychological principles and diagnostic groups involving various classes of psychopharmacological medications will be discussed. It will introduce the student to medical terminology and the medical field.


1-3 Units

TRAVEL STUDY

Social Work 491

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.


3-12 Units

SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Social Work 493

Students are placed in a community agency under the supervision of an experienced social worker. Students are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of agency activities and programs and will assume increasing levels of responsibility as beginning social workers. Attendance at periodic field placement meetings is expected. This course may be taken as a block placement (12 credits) for one semester or summer, or over two semesters at 6 credits per semester. A total of 480 hours in the agency is required in either option. PREREQ: All other required social work courses must be completed, and consent of instructor.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SOCIAL WORK

Social Work 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

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