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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
Graduate School of
Library and
Information Science

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

13. School of Social Work

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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2002-2003 and 2003-2002; 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.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

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

Social Work: S W

Lower-Division Courses

001. Freshman Interest Group Seminar.
Restricted to students in the Freshman Interest Group Program. Basic issues in various School of Social Work disciplines. One lecture hour a week for one semester.

301C. Freshman Seminar.
Restricted to first-semester freshmen. Small-group seminar involving reading, discussion, writing, and oral reports. Introduction to University resources, including libraries, computer and research facilities, and museums. Several sections are offered each semester, with various topics and instructors. Two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

310. Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare.
Introduction to the profession of social work and its roles in the social welfare system, with emphasis on social problems, society's historical response, and contemporary proposed solutions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and forty-five clock hours of volunteer experience.

311. Selected Topics in Social Welfare.
Analysis of selected policy and program implications in the human services. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

312. Generalist Social Work Practice: Knowledge, Values, and Skills.
Introduction to generalist social work practice, with emphasis on the knowledge, values, and skills used in intervention. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and forty-five clock hours of volunteer experience. Prerequisite: Social Work 310.

313. Social Work Research Methods.
Introduction to the logic, design, and use of research, with emphasis on research designs appropriate to social work. Prerequisite: Social Work 318.

318. Social Work Statistics.
Introduction to statistics commonly used in social work research, including the critical analysis of the findings and inferential processes of existing research studies. Prerequisite: Completion of the Area C mathematics requirement for the Bachelor of Social Work.

118C, 218C, 318C. Forum Seminar Series.
Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Lectures and discussion on various contemporary issues. Emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. For 118C, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks; for 218C, two lecture hourse a week for one semester; for 318C, three lecture hours a week for one semester, or two lecture hours and one hour of supervised research a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

323K. Social Welfare Programs, Policies, and Issues.
Study of structure and function of service delivery systems, policy analysis, and effects and influences of policy on practice and planning decisions. Prerequisite: Government 310L, 312L, History 315K, 315L, three semester hours of coursework in economics, and admission to the major in social work.

325. Cultural Diversity and Social Work.
History and demographics of culturally diverse groups in the United States, including family and community diversity. Emphasis on principles of knowledge acquisition about cultural diversity and ethnic-sensitive social work practice. Social Work 325 and 360K (Topic: Cultural Diversity in a Changing Society) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the major in social work.

327. Human Behavior and Social Environment.
Survey of selected theories of human behavior, including a systems/ecological perspective, ego psychology, and social learning theory, with emphasis on the life cycle from adolescence through adulthood. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the major in social work.

332. Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families.
Theory and knowledge of effecting change in individuals and families, with emphasis on analytical and interactional processes and skills. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Social Work 325 and 327.

333. Social Work Practice with Groups.
Theory and knowledge of group dynamics and the development of effective group work skills, with an emphasis on analytical and interactional processes. Prerequisite: Social Work 325 and 327.

334. Social Work Practice in Organizations and Communities.
Theory and knowledge of effecting change in organizations and communities, with an emphasis on analytical and interactional processes and skills. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Social Work 325 and 327.

640. Social Work Practicum I.
Field practicum providing supervised experience in which students apply knowledge and develop skills of social work practice. Educational supervision by faculty and by social workers in community agencies. Sixteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to the field sequence and concurrent enrollment in Social Work 641 and 444.

641. Social Work Practicum II.
Knowledge and skill in social work, building on objectives emphasized in Social Work 640. Educational supervision by faculty and by social workers in community agencies. Sixteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to the field sequence and concurrent enrollment in Social Work 640 and 444.

444. Integrative Seminar.
Integration of theory and practice on the basis of field practicum experiences. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Social Work 243K and 444 may not both be counted; Social Work 243L and 444 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Completion of all requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work degree except Social Work 640 and 641, and concurrent enrollment in Social Work 640 and 641.

360K. Current Welfare Issues.
A tutorial and seminar course designed to enable each student to undertake intensive study of selected aspects of social welfare practice. Topics include child abuse and neglect, chemical dependency, African American family, gerontology, and social work and the law. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Computer Applications in Direct Services.

Topic 2: African American Family. Same as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 1: African American Family) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 3: African American Family).

 


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Undergraduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 9 - Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B

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