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Undergraduate Social Work

2019 Summer Term

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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

STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL WORK

Social Work 250

This course introduces basic statistics applicable to social work practice and research. Social work practitioners must be able to conduct research and data analysis to provide effective interventions for their clients. The course also provides students with opportunities to learn a popular statistical software for social research, SPSS, to analyze the data and present results.


1-3 Units

SPECIAL STUDIES

Social Work 296

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.


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.


3-12 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.


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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