Undergraduate Social Work
2020 Summer Term
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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE
This course is an introduction to the ways in which social welfare policies and programs and the social work profession contribute to society. Students will examine current social welfare issues and the ways that levels of government, social service agencies, voluntary associations, and social workers have responded and currently respond to these issues.
STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL WORK
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.
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY BASICS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONAL
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 EXPERIENCE
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
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.