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Undergraduate Social Work

2017 Fall Term

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1 Units

INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION

Social Work 101

This course is required for all social work majors as it introduces social work majors to the social work department, social work profession, code of ethics, critical thinking and social work writing skills.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE (GS)

Social Work 102

This course is an introduction to the history and philosophy of social welfare, to social work and other helping professions, and to social institutions so that the students may enlarge their liberal arts education, gain understanding of contemporary social welfare problems and services, and begin to evaluate their personal values and convictions about social welfare issues. A service learning experience is required of all students, providing a hands-on exploration into their selected area of social services. Required for all social work majors.


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.


1 Units

ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS

Social Work 301

This course presents the principles of assertiveness training, uses experiential exercises to help students learn to present themselves more assertively, and prepares students to assist others to become more assertive. Content is focused on students who are planning a career in the helping professions.


1 Units

GRIEF MANAGEMENT IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS

Social Work 302

This course focuses on issues such as adjustment to the death of someone close, helping someone who is terminally ill, and coping with other losses--such as cherished relationships. The grief counseling content is intended for students who are planning a career in the helping professions.


1 Units

MANAGING STRESS AND BURNOUT IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS

Social Work 303

This course focuses on recognizing signs of destructive stress and the stages of burnout in the helping professions. Instruction is given in using a number of techniques for coping with stress such as meditation, relaxation training, time management, social support systems, biofeedback, and life planning as they apply to the helping professions.


4 Units

HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I

Social Work 311

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the processes of bio-psycho and socio-cultural development from infants to older adults. Material is also presented on the social systems (families, groups, organizations, and communities) in which individuals live.


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 an individual, family, and community perspective.


3 Units

SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I

Social Work 371

This course presents contemporary theoretical approaches to social work practice with individuals, groups, families, organizations and communities. This course uses a competency approach to assess and develop student interviewing and interpersonal skills, emphasizing social work practice with individuals.


3 Units

SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE II

Social Work 372

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed to engage in generalist social work practice, including further development of interviewing and interpersonal skills. The course has an emphasis on social work practice with groups and communities.


3 Units

SOCIAL WORK CASE MANAGEMENT

Social Work 375

This course introduces students to case management and explores its utility as a service to assist a wide range of social work clients. The course goals include defining case management, carrying-out the activities, exploring legal and ethical issues, and developing practice skills. Students will perform activities core to case management.


3 Units

RACE/ETHNICITY/SOCIAL JUSTICE: ISSUES FOR HELPING PROFESSIONALS (DV)

Social Work 380

The course is designed to help students develop a greater understanding of the influence of one's race and ethnicity on the ways individuals perceive the world and the ways they are treated by others and by society. Within the framework of the helping professions, students will have the opportunity to examine their attitudes toward members of racial and ethnic minorities, develop ways to learn about the participation in and treatment of racial and ethnic minority groups in work, education, and social services, and examine ways to affect one's own attitudes and society to achieve social justice.


4 Units

SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH

Social Work 402

This course introduces students to the research process. A major focus of this course is the integration of research and practice. Students will learn to use research evidence to inform practice and advocacy, and use practice-based experiences to inform scientific inquiry. Students will also learn basic quantitative skills.


3 Units

SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY

Social Work 462

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about the process of social welfare policy formulation and implementation and with policy analysis skills. The effects of social welfare policies and organizations on both clients (especially the poor and minorities) and on social workers will be emphasized.


3 Units

SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE III

Social Work 473

This course will cover advanced problem solving approaches for intervention with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The class will utilize simulated practice situations. The course has an emphasis on social work practice with families and organizations.


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.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN SOCIAL WORK - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Social Work 498R

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

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