Social Work Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1996 - 1997 and 1997 - 1998; however, all courses are not taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule, published before registration, and the supplement to the Course Schedule, published before classes begin, to determine which courses will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. These publications also may reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was printed.

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. The letter A following a course number identifies the first half of a two-semester course; the letter B, the second half.

Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

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Lower-Division Courses

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.

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.

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. Social Work 318 and 328 may not both be counted.

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: 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. 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. Social Work 330K and 332 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the major in social work.

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: Admission to the major in social work.

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. Social Work 330L and 334 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the major in social work.

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 credit or registration for Social Work 343K.

641. Social Work Practicum II.

Continuation of Social Work 640, with emphasis on development of knowledge and skill in social work. 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 credit or registration for Social Work 343K.

343K. Advanced Field Seminar I.

Integration of theory and practice on the basis of field practicum experiences. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Social Work 640.

343L. Advanced Field Seminar II.

Integration of theory and practice on the basis of field practicum experiences. Prerequisite: Social Work 640 and 343K and concurrent enrollment in Social Work 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.

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 Studies 340 (Topic 3: African American Family).

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