Undergraduate Social Work
2021 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.
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY
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.
HEALTH AND AGING POLICY
The goal of this course is to critically examine U.S. health care policy with an emphasis on aging. The course covers content areas include history and organization of U.S. healthcare delivery systems for all individuals with an emphasis on older adults; U.S. health care policies for all individuals with an emphasis on older adults; health care policy analysis with specific attention focused on older adults.
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.