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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
School of Social Work

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Graduate Courses

Professional liability insurance is required of all students enrolled in field placement or internship courses. The insurance policy must cover the duration of the course, beginning on or before the first regular class period.

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

S W | Social Work

381R. Development Across the Life Span: Individuals and Families. Ecological, systems, and developmental frameworks used to examine the influence of context in shaping individual, family, and community dynamics across the life span. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

381S. Foundations of Social Justice: Values, Diversity, Power, and Oppression. History, demographics, and cultures of various populations at risk with an emphasis on self-awareness and understanding the impact of discrimination and oppression by individuals and society on people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and orientations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

381T. Dynamics of Organizations and Communities. The organizational and community context within which social services are delivered and the influence of funding, mandate, and organizational arrangements on service delivery, with attention given to populations at risk. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

382R. Social Policy Analysis and Social Problems. Historical perspective on the development of social welfare institutions, programs, and policies. Students will learn methods of current policy analysis and evaluation of social problems. May not be counted by students with credit for Social Work 382P and 392P (Topic 1: General Social Welfare Policy Analysis). Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

383R. Social Work Practice I. Introduction to social work practice methodology and the professional use of self in generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work and concurrent enrollment in Social Work 384R, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

383T. Social Work Practice II. Examine, critique, select, and apply social work micro, mezzo, and macro theories and methods in advanced clinical and community practice. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Social Work 383T and 383S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work and concurrent enrollment in Social Work 384S, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

384R. Field Instruction I. Practice course based on supervised assignments designed to develop a social work perspective and skill in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Sixteen to twenty hours a week (a total of at least 240 hours) in field placement and a weekly one-hour integrative seminar in the application of theoretical material to practice problems and to special issues. Social Work 384R and 384S must be taken in consecutive semesters. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work and concurrent enrollment in Social Work 383R, or graduate standing and consent of the field director or the graduate adviser.

384S. Field Instruction II. Continuation of Social Work 384R. Sixteen to twenty hours a week (a total of at least 240 hours) in field placement and a weekly one-hour integrative seminar that emphasizes advanced application of theory to practice and to consideration of special issues. Social Work 384R and 384S must be taken in consecutive semesters. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work and concurrent enrollment in Social Work 383T, or graduate standing and consent of the field director or the graduate adviser.

385R. Social Work Research Methods. Study of the scientific method and the use of research as a tool for professional practice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

385S. Topics in Applied Social Work Research and Evaluation. Integrates and applies knowledge on service delivery, research design, and evaluation to inform practice and policy. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Social Work 385S and 395R may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Advanced Research in Clinical Social Work.

Topic 2: Advanced Research in Community Practice.

387C. Direct Practice Field Immersion. Students work in a professional agency assisting clients. One weekly seminar hour and at least eight hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

387R. Topics in Special Issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Loss and Grief: Individual and Family Perspectives.

Topic 3: Sexuality Issues in Social Work.

Topic 4: Ethics and Leadership in Social Work Practice.

Topic 12: Contemporary Issues in Foster Care and Adoption. Social Work 387R and 393U (Topic 14: Contemporary Issues in Foster Care and Adoptions) may not both be counted.

Topic 13: Aging and Disability. Web-based instruction; no class meetings.

Topic 14: Family Support, Self-Determination, and Disability. Web-based instruction; no class meetings.

Topic 15: Introduction to Gerontology. Social Work 387R (Topic 15) and 393U (Topic 7: Introduction to Gerontology) may not both be counted.

Topic 16: Developmental Disabilities and Self-Advocacy. Web-based instruction; no class meetings.

Topic 17: Making Systems Work for People with Disabilities. Web-based instruction; no class meetings.

Topic 18: The Social Construction of Disability. Web-based instruction; no class meetings.

Topic 19: Spirituality in Social Work Practice.

Topic 20: Dynamics of Chemical Dependence. Social Work 387R (Topic 20) and 393U (Topic 9: Dynamics of Chemical Dependence) may not both be counted.

Topic 21: Social Work in Health Care. Social Work 387R (Topic 21) and 393V (Topic 2: Social Work in Medical Settings) may not both be counted.

Topic 22: Social Work in the School Setting. Social Work 387R (Topic 22) and 393V (Topic 3: School Social Work) may not both be counted.

Topic 23: Social Work Practice with Older Adults. Social Work 387R (Topic 23) and 393U (Topic 8: Social Work Practice with Older Adults) may not both be counted.

Topic 24: Social Work and the Law. Social Work 387R (Topic 24) and 393V (Topic 4: Social Work and the Law) may not both be counted.

Topic 25: Social Work in the Legal System. Social Work 387R (Topic 25) and 393V (Topic 5: Social Work in the Legal System) may not both be counted.

Topic 26: Spanish for Social Workers. Social Work 387R (Topic 26) and 393U (Topic 13: Spanish for Social Workers) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Demonstrated proficiency in Spanish.

Topic 27: Women with Disabilities. Web-based instruction; no class meetings.

Topic 28: Health and Psychosocial Factors.

Topic 29: The Built Environment and Public Health.

388R. Seminar: Advanced Research in Social Work. Topics 1 through 7 are required of doctoral students in social work. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Research Methods I. Introduction to the basic elements of research design in the social sciences, with particular attention to social work research.

Topic 2: Research Methods II. Quantitative research methods as they are applied in the social and behavioral sciences. Designed to provide students with the knowledge and competence in quantitative research methods required to conduct independent research that will expand the knowledge base of the profession. Focuses on the application of concepts studied in topic 1 and includes research design, measurement in social science, statistical power analysis, effect size, multivariate data analysis, computer applications for data analysis, proposal writing, and research ethics.

Topic 3: Research Methods III. Introduction to qualitative research methodologies, paradigms, epistemologies, and theories. Qualitative methods of inquiry, including research designs, specific data collection methods, and analytic and interpretive procedures. Discussion of several approaches to qualitative data collection and analysis.

Topic 4: Research Practicum.

Topic 6: Data Analysis and Computers I. Introduction to fundamental concepts and statistical procedures used in social work research and to computer applications used for data analysis. Designed to help students develop basic skills in data file construction and manipulation, data definition, and statistical analysis and the conceptual and mathematical understanding of statistics needed for advanced work in research design, model development, model fitting and estimation, hypothesis testing, multivariate techniques, and interpretation of data. Basic statistical concepts through specific parametric and nonparametric statistics.

Topic 7: Data Analysis and Computers II. Builds on the concepts and procedures introduced in topic 6. Designed to enable students to do data analysis using multivariate statistical procedures. Primary focus on using the SPSS statistical software package for calculating multivariate statistics and on using the statistical output in research findings.

390N. Seminar: Strategies of Intervention. A critical evaluation of social work intervention strategies in human services, using alternative theoretical perspectives. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Historical Perspectives on Social Work Practice.

Topic 2: Theories of Social Work Practice.

Topic 3: Theories of Social Work Practice in Administration, Planning, and Program Policy. Major theories of organization and management as they are applied in human service organizations. Historical development of the major schools of organizational and management theory and the dynamic evolution and contemporary applications of those theories in human service management.

Topic 4: Theories of Clinical Social Work Practice.

Topic 6: Issues in Social Work and Social Work Education. Development of social work and social work education in American society. Particular emphasis on the events of the Progressive Era, the 1930s, and the 1960s; current issues in social work education; and changes in the role of women in organized professions.

Topic 7: Theories of Direct Practice in Social Work. Philosophical, theoretical, and empirical underpinnings of various practice theories. Emphasis on the philosophical assumptions and scientific basis of various theories. Research methodologies such as process/outcome paradigms, experimental designs, and meta-analysis, which are used to develop and investigate the effectiveness of direct practice theories.

Topic 8: Direct Practice Theories.

Topic 9: Policy Theory.

392R. Topics in Social Welfare Policy Analysis. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Social Work 392P and 392R may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Health, Mental Health, and Chemical Dependence.

Topic 2: Children and Families.

Topic 3: Poverty and Public Policy.

Topic 4: Social Policy for the Aging Population.

393R. Topics in Advanced Clinical Practice. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Clinical Assessment and Differential Diagnosis.

Topic 3: Theories and Methods of Family Intervention.

Topic 6: Advanced Family Intervention.

Topic 7: Anxiety Disorders. Social Work 393R (Topic 7) and 393T (Topic 4: Anxiety Disorders) may not both be counted.

Topic 8: Assessment and Treatment of Personality Disorders.

Topic 9: Assessment and Treatment of Traumatized Populations.

Topic 10: Brief Solution-Focused Intervention.

Topic 11: Clinical Intervention with Intergenerational Families Giving Care.

Topic 12: Clinical Supervision in Mental Health and Chemical Dependence. Social Work 387R (Topic 11: Clinical Supervision: Mental Health and Chemical Dependence) and 393R (Topic 12) may not both be counted.

Topic 13: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

Topic 14: Counseling African American Individuals, Couples, and Families.

Topic 15: Couples Counseling.

Topic 16: Dual Diagnosis: Mental Disorders and Chemical Dependence. Social Work 393R (Topic 16) and 393T (Topic 6: Dual Diagnosis: Mental Disorders and Chemical Dependence) may not both be counted.

Topic 17: The Feminist Perspective in Clinical Practice. Social Work 387R (Topic 5: The Feminist Perspective in Direct Practice) and 393R (Topic 17) may not both be counted.

Topic 18: Grief Counseling. Social Work 393R (Topic 18) and 393T (Topic 7: Grief Counseling) may not both be counted.

Topic 19: Major Mental Disorders. Social Work 393R (Topic 19) and 393T (Topic 3: Major Mental Disorders) may not both be counted.

Topic 20: Methods of Play Intervention. Social Work 393R (Topic 20) and 393U (Topic 11: Play Therapy) may not both be counted.

Topic 21: Motivational Interviewing.

Topic 22: Neurobiology and Social Work Practice.

Topic 23: Treatment of Chemical Dependence. Social Work 393R (Topic 23) and 393T (Topic 5: Treatment of Chemical Dependence) may not both be counted.

Topic 24: Treatment of Children and Adolescents. Social Work 393R (Topic 24) and 393T (Topic 1: Treatment of Children and Adolescents) may not both be counted.

Topic 26: Theories and Methods of Group Intervention. May not be counted by students with credit for Social Work 393R (Topic 4) and 393R (Topic 5).

Topic 27: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.

393T. Topics in Advanced Macro Practice. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

Topic 8: Community Engagement and Management of Volunteers.

Topic 9: Community Organizing and Social Change.

Topic 10: Grant Development and Fund-Raising in Human Services.

Topic 11: International Social Work.

Topic 12: The Legislative Process.

Topic 13: Managed Care. Social Work 387R (Topic 10: Social Work in Managed Care) and 393T (Topic 13) may not both be counted.

Topic 14: Psychiatric Disabilities: From the Inside Out. Web-based instruction; no class meetings.

Topic 15: Social Work Practice in Mexican Culture. Study of Mexican social work through cultural immersion, seminars, field visits, and language instruction. Designed to prepare students for effective social work practice with Mexican Americans. Social Work 393T (Topic 15) and 393U (Topic 15: Social Work Practice in Mexican Culture) may not both be counted. Pretravel orientation sessions are required.

Topic 16: Social Work Leadership in Human Service Organizations. Social Work 393S (Topic 1: Introduction to Community Practice) and 393T (Topic 16) may not both be counted.

Topic 17: Human Resource Development. Social Work 393S (Topic 2: Human Resource Development) and 393T (Topic 17) may not both be counted.

Topic 18: Nonprofit Management in Human Services. Social Work 393S (Topic 3: Nonprofit Management in Human Services) and 393T (Topic 18) may not both be counted.

Topic 19: Strategic Partnerships through Collaborative Leadership. Social Work 393S (Topic 4: Community Building through Strategic Partnerships) and 393T (Topic 19) may not both be counted.

Topic 20: Application of Information Technology in Human Services. Social Work 393S (Topic 5: Application of Information Technology in Human Services) and 393T (Topic 20) may not both be counted.

Topic 21: Applied Policy Practice. Social Work 393S (Topic 6: Applied Policy Practice) and 393T (Topic 21) may not both be counted.

Topic 22: Leadership in Community Building. Social Work 393S (Topic 7: Community Building in a Caring Society) and 393T (Topic 22) may not both be counted.

Topic 23: Leadership Strategies and Policy Practice.

393U. Topics in Social Justice and Populations at Risk. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, or graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Social Work Practice with Abused and Neglected Children and Their Families.

Topic 4: Social Work Practice with African American Families.

Topic 5: Social Work Practice with Mexican American Families.

Topic 10: Women and Addiction: Contemporary Issues.

Topic 16: Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders.

Topic 17: Gays and Lesbians in American Society: Policy and Practice.

Topic 18: Restorative Justice.

Topic 19: Adolescent Chemical Dependence: Prevention and Intervention.

Topic 20: Cultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment for Underserved Populations.

Topic 21: Social Work Practice with Asian American Families.

Topic 22: Contemporary Issues in Domestic Violence. Social Work 387R (Topic 9: Contemporary Issues in Domestic Violence) and 393U (Topic 22) may not both be counted.

Topic 23: Contemporary Issues and Practice in Sexual Assault.

393V. Topics in Social Work in Specific Settings. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

694R. Advanced Field Instruction. Supervised practicum, building on Social Work 384R and 384S, in the continued application of theory to practice at an advanced level within the student's chosen concentration. Social Work 694R and 394S can be taken concurrently in one semester to provide 36 hours of work a week (a total of at least 540 hours in one semester) in a social work agency or organization, or they can be taken over two semesters to provide 16-20 hours of work a week (a total of at least 540 hours in two semesters) in the same agency. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, and consent of the field director and the graduate adviser.

394S. Advanced Field Instruction. Supervised practicum, building on Social Work 384R and 384S, in the continued application of theory to practice at an advanced level within the student's chosen concentration. Social Work 694R and 394S can be taken concurrently in one semester to provide 36 hours of work a week (a total of at least 540 hours in one semester) in a social work agency or organization, or they can be taken over two semesters to provide 16-20 hours of work a week (a total of at least 540 hours in two semesters) in the same agency. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work, and consent of the field director and the graduate adviser.

195K, 395K, 495K. Conference Course in Social Work. Individual study in selected aspects of professional theory and practice. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

698. Thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in social work and written consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Social Work 698A.

398T. Pedagogy in Social Work. Social work curriculum policy and issues, course development and content, teaching techniques, and classroom management. Emphasis on teaching skills as well as conceptual content and theory. Required of all doctoral degree students in social work. Students must complete this course before they may be appointed as assistant instructors in the School of Social Work. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in social work and consent of instructor or the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Social Work 399R, 699R, or 999R.

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