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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2006–2007 and 2007–2008; 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.

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The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

001. First-Year Interest Group Seminar. Restricted to students in the First-Year 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.

301D. Connecting Research Experience. Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

102D, 202D, 302D. Connecting Internship Experience. Supervised internship experience related to interdisciplinary themes of a Bridging Disciplines Program. Internships may be on or off campus, be paid or unpaid, and may include work with nonprofit agencies, government offices, or private corporations. For 102D, three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 202D, six hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 302D, ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. With consent of the Bridging Disciplines Programs research coordinator, may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Bridging Disciplines Programs.

310 (TCCN: SOCW 2361). 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 hours 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.

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Upper-Division Courses

320C. Connecting Research Experience. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

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. Foundations of Social Justice. 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.

128C, 228C, 328C. Advanced Connexus Forum Seminar Series. Discussion of contemporary issues related to the topics of a Bridging Disciplines Program, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives, research, and critical discourse. For 128C, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks; for 228C, two lecture hours a week for one semester; for 328C, three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one hour of supervised research a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

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. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. 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. 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.

350. Special Topics in Generalist Social Work. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

360K, 460K. 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. Three or four lecture hours a week for one semester. 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. Social Work 360K (Topic 2) is 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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