The impact of societal, cultural, and professional values on interpersonal relationships; increased awareness of interpersonal skills and examination of ways to overcome barriers to healthy interpersonal relationships.
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK
Introduction to the social welfare institution and to social work; social work knowledge, skills, sanctions, values, and ethics; generalist practice in social work. Requires 40 hours of volunteer work in addition to coursework.
HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I
Prerequitistes: BIO101, CWP101/102, MATH311. Development of the individual in the family from prebirth through adolescence; theories and issues that provide a knowledge base for social work. Restricted to social work majors.
HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II
Prerequisite: SWK 220, 307 , BIO101, CWP101/102, MATH311. Continuation of SWK 307. Development of the individual in the family from young adulthood through middle and old age; knowledge base for social work. Restricted to social work majors.
SEXUALITY IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Examination and analysis of human sexuality as part of human development; designed for future human services professionals.
RESEARCH IN SOCIAL WORK
Prerequisite: SWK 220,307, 319, BIO101, CWP101/102/ MATH311. Application of research methodologies and evaluative techniques to the field of social work. Restricted to social work majors.
DYNAMICS OF POVERTY
3, 3/0; DIIF
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.
Predominant theories, policies, and programs dealing with poverty in America; the historical treatment of the poor; views of poverty; poverty’s effects on individuals, families, and communities; class, race, gender, and age; strategies of social change. Requires 20 hours of volunteer work in addition to coursework.
SOCIAL SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS
Prerequisite: SWK 220, BIO101, CWP101/102, MATH311. Purposes, types, management, staffing, and funding of organizations that deliver social services; roles of the social work professional in such organizations; selected social work fields of practice and services for specialized populations. Required for social work majors.
THE ELDERLY AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Needs of and services for the elderly; services and programs; policy issues regarding the aging, such as health, housing, and finances; intervention strategies for working with the elderly.
MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK
Theoretical perspectives concerning mental health and mental illness; history of the mental health movement; institutional and community mental health services; roles and functions of social workers and other personnel in the mental health system.
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES
Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Child welfare as a field of practice in social work; historical and philosophical bases; the impact of culture, ethnicity, and race on practice; current delivery of services; skills needed to practice in the field.
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Major issues in child abuse and neglect from a social work viewpoint; the nature of abuse and neglect,the actual incidence, workings of the current child-protection system; intervention and treatment issues; the role of other disciplines and the larger society.
SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY
Prerequisite: SWK 220,320, 307, 308, 319, 422, BIO101, CWP101/102, MATH311. Concurrent with field education. Institutional response of the American welfare state to individual and societal issues, problems; current social welfare issues, policies, and programs in their historic and philosophic context, with emphasis on critical thinking and policy practice. Restricted to social work majors.
INTERVENTIVE METHODS I
Prerequisites: SWK 220,307,319, BIOI01, CWP101/102, MATH311 . Fundamental skills of social work practice; communication and assessment skills with individuals and families. Restricted to social work majors.
INTERVENTIVE METHODS II
Prerequisites: SWK 220, 307,308, 319, 320,422, BIO101, CWP101/102, MATH311. Continuation of SWK 422. Focus on models and strategies of intervention, resistances to change, and termination. Restricted to social work majors.
INTERVENTIVE METHODS III
Prerequisite: SWK 220, 307, 308, 317, 319, 320, 422, 423, 493, BIO101, CWP101/102, MATH 311. Continuation of SWK 422 and SWK 423. Intervention with groups and communities; models of group work practice and phases of group intervention; major spheres of macro practice and methods to effect change at large-systems level. Restricted to social work majors.
SOCIAL WORK WITH FAMILIES
Prerequisites: SWK 308, SWK 422. Focus on family and family intervention; family theory and practice principles studied through examination of families in specialized problem contexts.
Intensive analysis of selected topics in social work.
Prerequisite: SWK 220, 307, 308, 319, 320, 422, BIO101, CWP101/102, MATH311. First semester of supervised field experience in a professional social work setting. Concurrent weekly on-campus integrative seminar. Restricted to social work majors.
Prerequisites: SWK 220, 307, 308, 317, 319, 320, 422, 423, 493, BIO101, CWP101/102, MATH311. Second semester of supervised field experience in a professional social work setting. Concurrent weekly on-campus integrative seminar. Restricted to social work majors.
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT: SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY COOPERATION
Prerequisites: Graduate status and experience in school/school-related setting or instructor permission.
Role of the teacher in cases of child abuse and neglect; nature and causation of abuse and neglect; workings of the current child protection system; specific role of the teacher in that system; broader role of the school in remedying and preventing child maltreatment.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Personnel-related functions and the utilization of resources to support these functions within organizations: design of in-service training programs; supervisory skills for enhancing motivation and productivity; employee benefit packages; grievance and labor relations plans; proposals to obtain funding for training.
SUPERVISION IN THE HUMAN SERVICES
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Roles and functions of supervisors in a variety of work settings; supervisory role in coordinating agency functions and meeting clients’ needs; worker role and responsibilities; leadership, organizational, and systems theory; application of theory to practice situations.
PROGRAM PLANNING IN THE HUMAN SERVICES
Prerequisites: One course in statistics and research methodology.
Use of data for program planning in human service organizations. Students design a study pertinent to human services management.
Study undertaken by one or more individuals on a problem of special interest submitted in acceptable form according to directions given
by the Social Work Department.