SOCWRK – Social Work
SOCWRK 101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE (3-0-3)(F/S)(DLS). Survey and critical analysis of contemporary social welfare policies and programs, their historical development, underlying philosophy, and the need for social services in modern society with particular attention to issues of oppression and discrimination.
SOCWRK 201 FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL WORK (2-3-3)(F/S). Introduction to generalist social work practice including a history of the profession, an overview of the generalist intervention model with a focus on strengths, engagement, relationship building, exploration of problems, and interviewing. Service learning component of 45 clock hours in approved social service organization. PRE/COREQ SOCWRK 101.
SOCWRK 293 SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP (F/S). Provides practical, on-the-job social work experience in a social services agency. Forty-five hours worked equals one credit hour; no retroactive credits earned. Maximum of six internship credits per semester; maximum of twelve internship credits applied to degree. Internships are excluded from fulfilling six credits of upper-division social work electives; they can fulfill general electives only. With approval of internship coordinator.
SOCWRK 301 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY (3-0-3)(F/S). Explores the effects of social welfare policy by analyzing current policy within the context of historical and contemporary factors that shape it, by considering the political and organization processes used to influence policy; the process of policy formulation; and social policy analysis frameworks in light of principles of social and economic justice and evidence-based knowledge. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy.
SOCWRK 320 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I (3-0-3)(F/S). Provides knowledge of empirically based theories that focus on the interactions between and among individuals, groups, societies, and economic systems. Includes theories and knowledge of biological, sociological, cultural, psychological, and spiritual development across the life span. Examines social systems in which people live and their influence in maintaining or achieving health and well-being. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy.
SOCWRK 333 GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I: INDIVIDUALS (3-0-3)(F/S)(CID). Social work practice with individuals from generalist perspective integrating human behavior theories with the generalist intervention models of practice with a focus on strengths, expanding micro interviewing skills, cultural competency, assessment, goal setting, planning empirically-based interventions and evaluation of practice. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy and SOCWRK 201. PRE/COREQ: SOCWRK 301.
SOCWRK 380 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methodology and statistics for an understanding of a scientific, analytic, and ethical approach to building knowledge for generalist social work practice. Will prepare to develop, use, and effectively communicate empirically-based knowledge, including evidence-based interventions, for initiating change, evaluating social work practice, and providing services that improve client outcomes. PREREQ: Upper-division standing and Area III math course and Admission to BSW program or PERM/INST.
SOCWRK 405 CASE MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F/S). Develops skill and knowledge in generalist social work practice case management services. COREQ: SOCWRK 481 or PERM BSW Program Coordinator.
SOCWRK 406 SPRING BREAK ALTERNATIVE (1-2-3)(S). Examines historical, socio-cultural, socio-economic and political issues for the alternative spring break experience area. Leadership, group dynamics and team building are covered. Planning, coordination, service-learning at the experience site and fund raising aspects of the experience are included. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.
SOCWRK 407 PRINCIPLES OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT (3-0-3)(F/S). Explores the resettlement process in the United States. Will provide the knowledge and skills needed to assist in the resettlement experience for refugees. Examination of personal values and beliefs and their impacts on practice will be integral. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy or PERM/INST.
SOCWRK 408 WORKING WITH REFUGEES ACROSS CULTURES (3-0-3)(F/S). Provides a framework and skills practice for effective and competent cross-cultural practice with refugees in the human services. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy or PERM/INST.
SOCWRK 409 CASE MANAGEMENT WITH REFUGEES (3-0-3)(F/S). Prepares with case management knowledge and skills as applied in refugee serving agencies such as refugee resettlement, health settings and mental health agencies. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy or PERM/INST.
SOCWRK 410 INTRODUCTION TO REFUGEE PROGRAM SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F/S). Explores a variety of programs serving refugees including the statutory foundation for programs, financing, grant writing, and budget management. Prepares students with the knowledge and skills required for supervising staff and volunteers. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy or PERM/INST.
SOCWRK 411 ADVANCED REFUGEE MACRO PRACTICE (3-0-3)(F/S). Covers the current policy issues related to refugee resettlement; follows any legislation related to refugees that is in process at the federal and state levels, and; teaches strategies for effective community change and advocacy. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy or PERM/INST.
SOCWRK 412 MACRO PRACTICE CAPSTONE CLASS (3-0-3)(F/S). A service or research project is selected and implemented that will address a need related to refugees. PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy or PERM/INST.
SOCWRK 414 CHILD WELFARE (3-0-3)(F/S). Examines current child welfare system within context of historical development; explores related risk factors; promotes understanding of child welfare policies, programs and practices impacting at-risk children and families; introduces the different roles of professionals within the child welfare system. COREQ: SOCWRK 481 or PERM/BSW Program Coordinator.
SOCWRK 420 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II (3-0-3)(F/S). Second in the HBSE sequence, emphasizes, from a critical perspective, the effects of institutional forces (political, economic, cultural, and historical) on human behavior and development. Presents theories and knowledge of these social systems effects on health and well-being. Populations-at-risk are emphasized relative to social and economic justice concerns. The effects of prejudice and discrimination on individuals and groups, based on race, ethnicity, gender, affectional orientation, class, and other stigmatizing characteristics are emphasized. PREREQ: SOCWRK 320.
SOCWRK 433 AGING: SOCIAL POLICY AND PROGRAMS (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). Includes policy issues and services that are or should be available to all aged, and special services that must be available for the frail, impaired, and isolated aged. Available programs are explored, including local organizations and related social services. Emphasis on strengths-based social work practice. COREQ: SOCWRK 480 or SOCWRK 481 or PERM/BSW Program Coordinator.
SOCWRK 444 GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE II: FAMILIES AND GROUPS (3-0-3)(F/S). Social work practice with families and groups from generalist perspective with a focus on strengths, engagement, assessment, planning, providing empirically-based interventions, and evaluation of mezzo level systems. Attention is given to provision of services to persons from diverse backgrounds. PREREQ: SOCWRK 333.
SOCWRK 455 GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE III: ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES (3-0-3)(F/S). Social work macro practice from a generalist perspective including assessment and empirically-based interventions in organizational and community settings to promote social and economic justice. PREREQ: SOCWRK 333.
SOCWRK 471 FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTHY AGING (3-0-3)(F). Overview of gerontology presented by examining major issues related to aging. Content includes theories of aging; the impact of an aging population; and future implications at local, national, and international levels. PREREQ: SOCWRK 480 or PERM/INST.
SOCWRK 480 SOCIAL WORK FIELD PRACTICUM I (0-16-5)(F). Requires sixteen clock hours per week as a practicing generalist social worker under the teaching supervision of a licensed social worker. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy, Major GPA: 3.0, Department approval. PRE/COREQ: SOCWRK 498.
SOCWRK 481 SOCIAL WORK FIELD PRACTICUM II (0-16-5)(S). Continuation of SOCWRK 480. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: Admission to BSW candidacy, Major GPA: 3.0, Department approval, SOCWRK 480 and SOCWRK 498. COREQ: SOCWRK 499.
SOCWRK 493 SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP (F/S). Provides practical, on-the-job social work experience in a social services agency. Forty-five hours worked equals one credit hour; no retroactive credits earned. Maximum of six internship credits per semester; maximum of twelve internship credits applied to degree. Internships are excluded from fulfilling six credits of upper-division social work electives; they can fulfill general electives only. With approval of internship coordinator.
SOCWRK 494 CONFERENCE OR WORKSHOP
SOCWRK 496 INDEPENDENT STUDY
SOCWRK 497 SPECIAL TOPICS
SOCWRK 498 SENIOR SEMINAR I (1-0-1)(F). Facilitates and encourages development as an entry level generalist practitioner through the synthesis of social work knowledge, values and skills. COREQ: SOCWRK 480.
SOCWRK 499 SENIOR SEMINAR II (1-0-1)(S)(FF). Continuation of SOCWRK 498. A major capstone project will be completed. COREQ: SOCWRK 481.