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SOCIAL WORK (SW)
 
SW 200 Introduction to Social Work 3 cr
Introduction to the profession of social work. Topics include historical development, nature of profession, professional associations, practice theory, values and ethics.
 
SW 201 Human Behavior & Social Environment I 3 cr
The Person-In-Environment model of human behavior. Course examines individual, family and group behavior in the social context. Pre-requisites: BLY 101 or BLY 101L.
 
SW 212 Introduction to Social Welfare 3 cr
Introduction to Social Welfare system, Institution and Philosophical base. Course will address historical development, social and economic justice, and diversity.
 
SW 214 Social Work Skills and Field Experience 3 cr
Service learning experience in social work. Forty hours of agency-based experience is required. Students must attend two hour weekly skills development lecture. Pre-requisite: SY 109 or SY 112. Fee.
 
SW 301 Social Welfare Policy 3 cr
The Generalist Model of social work applied to individuals, families and groups. Emphasis is placed on diversity, social values and ethics, and the use of empirical information. Special Fee. Pre-requisite: SW 212.
 
SW 302 Human Behavior/Social Environment II 3 cr
The Person-in-Environment Model of human behavior. Course examines task groups, organizations, and community systems in the social context. Pre-requisites: SY 109. Co-requisite: SW 401.
 
SW 310 Community Context 3 cr
The rural and urban contexts of social work practice. Emphasis of the course is placed on how these contexts affect human behavior and the practice of social work.
 
SW 340 Family Violence 3 cr
Study of the social problems of family violence including domestic violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse and elder abuse. The role of the social worker, social services and social policy will be examined. Pre-requisite: SY 109.
 
SW 350 Child Welfare Services 3 cr
General survey of the social work field of child welfare services with a focus on child protective services.
 
SW 360 Social Work Practice in Mental Health 3 cr
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the mental health system and focuses specifically on issues related to the role of a social worker in a mental health setting. Pre-requisite: SW 200.
     
SW 401 Generalist Practice I 3 cr
The Generalist Model of social work applied to individuals, families, and groups. Emphasis is placed on diversity, social work values and ethics and evidence based practice. Co-requisite: SW 302.
 
SW 402 Generalist Practice II 3 cr
The Generalist Model of social work applied to organizations, communities and tasks groups. Emphasis is placed on diversity, social work values and ethics, and social justice.
 
SW 412 Field Instruction 12 cr
Field Instruction in social work. Four hundred thirty-six hours of supervised experience in social work setting are required. Pre-requisites: SW 401 and SW 402 and SY 382. SW 414 must be taken concurrently. Fee.
 
SW 414 Senior Seminar - W 3 cr
This is the capstone senior level course in social work. Class discussion and assignments are designed to facilitate integration between field instruction experience and curriculum content. Pre-requisites: SW 401 and SW 402 and SY 382. SW 412 must be taken concurrently.
 
SW 420 Social Work in Health Care 3 cr
Study of the practice of social work in the health care field. Major social policy issues, service delivery systems, relationships with other health care professionals, and practice issues related to social work will be covered.
     
SW 490 Special Topics 3 cr
Advanced topics in social work. May be repeated twice for elective content when topic varies.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

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