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SWK 1XX - Social Work Elective
Social Work Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

SWK 200 - Introduction To Social Work
Introduction To Social Work
Prerequisite: None

Note: Required for admission to the social work major.
An overview of the social services and the profession of social work introducing students to the history of the field; knowledge, values, and skills necessary for social work practice; and the variety of social service programs and agencies characterizing the field today. Human rights principles are explored. Includes a 20-hour field experience.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 230 - SWK Professional Development

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 245 - Social Gerontology
Social Gerontology
Prerequisite: None

Social, cultural, and physical factors which influence the process of aging. Special emphasis is given aspects of society which tend to improve or lessen the quality of life experienced by elderly people.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 2XX - Social Work Elective
Social Work Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

SWK 300 - Gnral Practice/Cmuntees & Orgs
Generalist Practice With Communities And Organizations
Prerequisite: SWK 325, SWK 311, 330 Co-requisite: SWK 333

Note: Open to social work majors only.
Generalist social work knowledge for practice with communities and organizations is integrated with professional values and skills. The skills of assessment, goal setting, intervention, termination, and evaluation are taught. Major themes include social justice, social change, and empowerment. Includes 45 hour macro-practice field experience.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 310 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 311 - Social Envir & Human Behavior
The Social Environment & Human Behavior
Pre or Co-requisite: SOC 100 and ANT 106
Note: Open to Social Work Majors only or permission of instructor.

Provides the theoretical and empirical foundation for understanding the influence of macro systems on human behavior. Examines sociological, political, economic, and cultural theories that are relevant to understanding organizations, communities, social institutions, society and the world at large. Highlights the forces of social exclusion and the consequences of social injustice. Develops students' awareness of self and others as shaped by these forces.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Enhanced

SWK 312 - Human Behavior In Social Envir
Human Behavior In The Social Environment
Pre or Co-requisite: PSY 100 & BIO 202
Note: Open to Social Work Majors only or permission of instructor.

An overview of micro level empirical and theoretical perspectives for understanding human behavior across the life cycle including the biological, psychological, and social factors which shape human lives. Includes discussion of individual, family and group systems and evaluation and practical application of theory for generalist social work practice.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 320 - Generalist Prctce/Inds & Fams
Generalist Practice With Individuals And Families
Prerequisite: SWK 200, SWK 300, SWK 312, SWK 330 AND SWK 333

Note: Open to social work majors only
Generalist social work knowledge regarding practice with individuals, couples and families is integrated with values and skills relating to helping roles with these populations. Skills of assessment, goal setting, intervention, planning and evaluation are learned with attention to cultural competence and the ecological context.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 325 - Social Welfare Policy
Social Welfare Policy
Prerequisite: PSC 110 or 200

Note: Open to Social Work majors only or permission of instructor.

Exploration of the use of social policy for meeting human needs and achieving social ideals. Introduction to the processes of policy making and the implementation emphasizing the impact of the political, economic and cultural climate on social welfare policy and the roles of the public and private sectors in the delivery in social welfare services.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Enhanced, Public Policy Skill Courses

SWK 330 - Research for Social Work I
Research for Social Work I
Prerequisite: None
Note: Open to Social Work Majors Only

Introduces students to methods of social research used by social scientists in general and by practicing social workers, including single system design, program assessment, and the application of social work ethics to research procedures. The course has an introduction to statistics and to SPSS.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Enhanced

SWK 333 - Research for Social Worker II
Research For Social Work II
Prerequisites: SWK 330, Co-Requisite SWK 300
Note: Open To Social Work Majors Only

This course has a theoretical and practical focus on further developing and then carrying out the research project proposed in SWK 300. Students will be introduced to SPSS and other data management and analysis techniques. The research will be carried out in the community agency in which the student is placed as part of SWK 300. Three hours of class and one hour of computer laboratory per week.

4.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture and Lab

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 335 - Understanding SWK Theory
Understanding Social Work Practice Theory
Prerequisite:SWK 311, Co-requisites:SWK 300, SWK 312

This course is designed to introduce students to the two major theoretical perspectives used in micro-mezzo social work practice; Psychoanalytic and Cognitive- Behavioral. The course will examine each of these theoretical perspectives from four vantage points: (1) the history of the framweork and key contributors (2) key concepts and perspectives on psychopathology and human development (3) philosophy of treatment/nature client-practitioner relationship; (4) application of the model to social work practice. The students will gain foundation knowledge about these two theoretical perspectives and develop foundation skills in how to apply that knowledge to social work practice. Students will build upon their critical thinking skills.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 344 - Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
Prerequisite: None

Covers the causes, medical aspects, family dynamics, cross-cultural issues, and treatment modalities of drug and alcohol abuse. The course is designed with both undergraduate students and human service professionals in mind.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 350 - Field Internshp & Seminar I
Social Work Field Internship and Seminar I
Prerequisite: SWK 200, 300, 311, 312, 330, 333 Co-requisite: SWK 320

Provides a minimum of 200 hours of practical experience in a social service agency or other social work setting under the supervision of a social work professional. Weekly seminar sessions promote specialized competencies and integrate knowledge, values and skills gained from classroom instruction with field experience.

6.000 Credit hours
6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar and Field Instruction

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

SWK 360 - Social Work in Schools
Social Work in Schools with Exceptional Studentsbr> Prerequisites: None

This course will present a multi-dimentional and multi-theoretical perspective to provide social work services in a school environment for all students and specifically for those with exceptionalities. To that purpose, this course will cover the historical development of school social work; present policies guiding school environments; laws and policies guiding the serices in schools for students with exceptionalities; as well as multi-tiered interventions for all students who need social work services and support. Laws and policies covering 504 accommodation plans for students with medical impairments; school safety; mandated reporting as well as services to students with special needs and identified for Special Education will also be emphasized. Students will be encouraged to further their knowledge according to their specific interests through class projects.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 365 - Special Topics In Social Work
Special Topics In Social Work
Prerequisite: None

Note: Enrollment in some offerings may require consent of instructor.
One time offerings of social work elective courses. SWK 365 may be repeated for credit with a topic change.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture Team Taught, Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 366 - Special Topics
Special Topics


1.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 369 - Exploring Gambling Problems
Exploring Gambling Problems
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals for understanding the impact of gambling in the US from a biopsychosocial perspective. It provides an overview of the social work knowledge, values, and skills used to identify, rehabilitate and prevent those affected directly and indirectly by gambling problems.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 375 - Health Promotion & Prevention
Health Promotion and Prevention
This course will provide students with knowledge and skills for planning, implementing, and managing evidence-based prevention interventions that promote behavioral health at the individual, community, and state levels. Students will develop competencies related to the application of theory and ethics to practice, research based prevention practices, and state and federal infrastructure and resources. Substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion are key examples to which prevention/promotion concepts will be applied, however other public health domains selected by students will be addressed. These may include topics such as child welfare, childhood obesity, teen pregnancy, injury and violence, suicide, school failure, conduct disorders, STDs, HIV/AIDS, elder issues.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 3XX - Social Work Elective
Social Work Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

SWK 420 - Generalist Prctice/Grps & Orgs
Generalist Practice With Groups And Organizations
Prerequisite: SWK 320, SWK 350 Co-requisite: SWK 450
Note: Open to Social Work Majors Only

An introduction to the use of groups in generalistic social work practice providing the beginning knowledge and skills necessary for effective work with formed and natural groups. Emphasizes the power of the group as a mutual aid system and the use of task groups and group problem solving with clients and in organizational practice.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 435 - Understanding Grief and Loss
Understanding Grief and Loss
Prerequisites: NONE

This course will focus on the experiences of loss, grief and bereavement as it is viewed by individuals, families and loved ones. How we cope with grief shapes our lives, challenges our responses to change and can determine how we form, maintain, and let go of relationships. This course will examine theories on grief and loss across the lifespan. In addition, we will consider how social factors i.e., culture, ethnicity/race, gender, class and sexual orientation may impact the grieving process. Further, the role of spirituality and coping will be explored and discussed to increase the clinician's ability to work with this content in therapy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 450 - Field Internship & Seminar II
Field Internship Seminar II
Prerequisite: SWK 350
Co-requisite: SWK 420

Note: Open to social work majors only
Provides and additional minimum of 200 hours of practical experience under the supervision of a social work professional. Students are expected to build on their SWK 350 experience by assuming new responsibilities and challenges. Weekly seminar sessions promote specialized competencies and integrate knowledge, values and skills gained from classroom instruction with field experience.

6.000 Credit hours
6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar and Field Instruction

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 465 - Understanding Trauma
Understanding Trauma
Prerequistes: SWK 311 and PSY 100

SWK 465 is a seminar course designed to provide students with an expanded understanding of Trauma. This course is a mix of guided instruction and independent inquiry. It explores how overwhelming experiences impact on the development of the brain, mind, and body. From a historical perspective it examines current research on neuroscience and therapeutic approaches to healing the immense suffering caused by trauma.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study, Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 475 - Senior Seminar: Diversity
Senior Seminar:Diversity, Human Rights, & Social Justice
Prerequisites: SWK 300, 312, 333
Co-requisites: SWK 320, 350
LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student Note: Open to social work majors only.

This course takes a socio-historical perspective in the examination of issues of diversity, human rights, and social justice in an effort to create a foundation of understanding of these complex issues and contribute to the student's development as a cultural competent generalist social work practitioner. This capstone seminar for social work students builds upon the liberal arts foundation and social work knowledge of human behavior, social policy, and quantitative and qualitative inquiry in the examination of issues of diversity, human rights and social justice. Students will learn a practice framework that integrates a human rights perspective, which promotes the dignity, respect, and well-being of all persons with a social justice perspective which seeks to understand, challenge, and combat oppression, unequal access to resources, and social inequities. Students engage in critical self-awareness and apply an integrated practice framework for use with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, that advance human rights and social and economic justice. This writing intensive course fulfull Tier 3: Independent Inquiry of the Liberal Arts Core. At the conclusion of this course students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate the ability to engage in independent inquiry; 2. Apply current and critical thinking in a focused area of study; 3. Reflect on the context of their independent inquiry; and 4. Reflect on this work as an outcome of their liberal arts education.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

SWK 480 - Independent Study Social Work
Independent Study in Social Work
Requires permission of the Instructor, Department chair and Dean

Individual exploration of a topic relevant to social work theory or practice beyond content offered in the social work curriculum guided by a social work faculty member. Course goals/and or learning objectives will vary according to the nature of the independent study, instructor's discretion, and number of course credits (1-3). A variety of topics and projects can be pursued as an independent study.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

SWK 4XX - Social Work Elective
Social Work Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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