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Undergraduate Social Work

2015 Spring 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

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 infancy to young adulthood. Material is also presented on the social systems (families, groups, organizations, and communities) in which individuals live.


3 Units

HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II

Social Work 312

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the processes of bio-psycho and socio-cultural development from middle adulthood through old age. Material is also presented on the social systems (mezzo and macro) in which individuals live.


3 Units

SOCIAL WORK WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Social Work 325

This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the knowledge and skills necessary for working with children and adolescents including assessment and interview of this population, child welfare policy (Wisconsin Juvenile Code), practice settings (i.e. group homes), etc. The major emphasis will be on populations at risk (emotional problems, abuse/neglect, gay/lesbian, etc.) with a focus on current intervention approaches.


3 Units

COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING

Social Work 360

Through a partnership with a social service organization, students will undertake a project from start to finish. Students in groups will develop a plan for implementing a new program and will work in small groups to implement the plan, which could include advocacy, policy development, training and program evaluation.


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 RESEARCH

Social Work 402

This course is designed to familiarize the student with basic concepts of social work research methodology and statistics, computer usage, to develop competence in evaluating research literature and to develop beginning skills in evaluating social work practice.


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

SPECIAL STUDIES

Social Work 496

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.


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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