Undergraduate Social Work
2014 Summer Term
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Work 491
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
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.
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SOCIAL WORK
Social Work 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.