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Fall Semester 2017


Social Work
Bernard J Zant • Bradley Hall 101 • 677-2379
S W250Introduction to Social Welfare (3 hours)
 01 MWF10:00 AM -10:50 AM BR142 Nancy Amos  
S W260Research Methods (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Sociology or social work major or consent of instructor; MTH 111 or PSY 205.
 01 *R* TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR026 Portia Adams  
S W350Foundations for Social Work Practice (3 hours)
Prerequisite: S W 250.
 01 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM BR100 Nancy Amos  
S W351Social Work Practice I (3 hours)
Prerequisite: S W 350, social work major or consent of social work program director.
 01 W4:00 PM -6:30 PM BR125 Maya Tarter  
S W352Social Work Practice II (3 hours)
Prerequisite: S W 350; social work major or consent of social work program director.
 01 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM BR259 Nancy Amos  
S W354Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3 hours)
 01 MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM BR046 Maya Tarter  
S W356Topics in SW (3 hours)
 01 Arr     Anne Robertson Online Course
S W393Social Work Practicum (9 hours)
Prerequisite: S W 351; social work major.
Corequisite: S W 395.
 01 *R* Th4:00 PM -6:30 PM    Maya Tarter  
S W395Social Work Seminar (3 hours)
Prerequisite: S W 351; social work major.
Corequisite: S W 393.
 01 *R* Th4:00 PM -6:30 PM BR259 Maya TarterCore: WI 
S W490Individual Study in Social Work (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: Consent of director of social work program.
 01 *R* Arr     Staff  
 02 *R* Arr     Nancy Amos  
S W499Honors Colloquium (3 hours)
Prerequisite: 3.5 GPA in social work major and consent of department chair.
 01 *R* Arr     Staff  
Overview of historical development and contemporary forces shaping the social welfare system in the U.S. Examines social policies, social conditions affecting vulnerable populations, and service delivery systems in which social work is practiced. Includes community agency contact.
Social research methods: research design and models of observation, including single subject and program evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methods, sampling techniques, questionnaire construction, types of surveys, measurement problems, and data analysis.
Historical development of social work. Introduction of generalist social work practice; systems perspective; knowledge, skills, values, and ethics required for practice; communication skills and the helping relationship as foundation for the problem-solving process. Overview of fields of practice. Includes required volunteer experience.
Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, termination, and follow-up phases of the problem-solving process. Students develop interviewing skills and apply knowledge of social systems, human development, diversity, and ethics with focus on the micro level.
Generalist practice with focus on families and groups as well as individuals in group contexts. Includes required volunteer experience in group setting.
Current research and theory concerning interaction of environment with individual behavior. Life span development, strengths, approach, and issues of diversity as influences on individual development.
Topics of special interest which may vary each time the course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under a different topic for maximum of 6 hours credit.
Supervised experience in an approved community agency; use of knowledge and skills common to generalist practice; 420 field hours required. Pass/fail.
Seminar that integrates theory and principles learned in academic courses with field and practice experience.
Special study on topics with faculty supervision. For social work majors; non-majors require approval of Department Chair. May be repeated under a different topic up to a maximum of 3 credit hours.
Special study or project conducted under faculty supervision. Oral presentation before a faculty committee.
This course meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
OC - Communication - Oral Communication
W1 - Communication - Writing 1
W2 - Communication - Writing 2
FA - Fine Arts
GS - Global Perspective - Global Systems
WC - Global Perspective - World Cultures
HU - Humanities
NS - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
SB - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
MI - Multidisciplinary Integration
QR - Quantitative Reasoning
This section meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
EL - Experiential Learning
IL - Integrative Learning
WI - Writing Intensive
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