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  • SW-410C

    Internship

    The junior internship in social work is a semester long course which involves working at a social service or social action agency for a minimum of eight hours a week. Supervision by an MSW is preferred. It is an opportunity for students to get their feet wet, gain some experience, and to explore areas of interest to them in the social work field. Prerequisites: SW 202, 303, 304, 330 This course is taken concurrently with SW 331.
  • SW-332

    Theory/Practice/PracticumSWII

    This course will provide an integration of theory and practice from a generalist social work perspective in the context of a combined experiential learning and classroom-based course. Course content will focus on a variety of strategies for client assessment, intervention, and evaluation of treatment outcome with children, adolescents, adults, families, organizations and communities. Students will develop knowledge and skills in the following areas: theories to guide interviewing, organizational assessment and change, assessment, and practice evaluation. Child therapy, family assessment, and group therapy will be discussed. Prerequisites: SW 202, SW 303A, SW 304A, SW 330. Students must be engaged in an internship/service learning experience (8 hours per week) as requirement for course enrollment.
  • SW-334

    Field Experience

    Introduces students to the subject of death, dying, bereavement, and spirituality. Includes content on the meaning of death from many different theoretical and cultural perspectives. Course will include material on life cycle approaches to death and dying, legal and moral issues, bereavement and clinical interventions. Introduces students to the subject of spirituality and social work.
  • SW-339

    Clinical Interviewing

    This social work course focuses on strengthening and broadening students' clinical interviewing skills. Students will practice and enhance traditional interviewing skills and will also learn non-traditional methods of assessment and intervention such as role-playing, sculpting, and using drama and metaphor. Prerequisites: SW 202, SW 303A, SW 330
  • SW-342

    Baby Boom Gen:Adults Midlife

    This course studies adults in midlife, from a bio/psycho/social perspective, as this segment of the adult population predicted to increase significantly in the next decade. Theories of adult development will be reviewed with emphasis on contemporary research with this age group. Course content includes material on changes in family roles and relationships in midlife, meaning of work for older adults, age discrimination in the workplace, caregiver roles and responsibilities, issues for ethnic minorities in midlife, alternative approaches to retirement, factors that contribute to productive aging, and social work interventions. Client empowerment and a strengths-based perspective will be emphasized throughout the course. The course will explore micro, mezzo, and macro practice implications and interventions for this population. This course will have particular relevance for social work, nursing, psychology, and sociology students.
  • SW-344

    Coping With Death and Dying

    This course introduces students to the subject of death, dying, bereavement, and spirituality. It includes content on the meaning of death from many different theoretical and cultural perspectives. The course will include material on life cycle approaches to death and dying, legal and moral issues, bereavement, and clinical interventions. It also introduces students to the subject of spirituality and social work.
  • SW-350

    International Social Work

    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of social welfare and human services from an international perspective. It will focus on the delivery of services and the role of social work professionals who work at the international level. The focus of the course could vary from year to year and include such subjects as health care, disasters, poverty, sex trafficking, genocide or child soldiers. The course could involve travel to another country. Prerequisite: SW 202. If travel is involved, students will need to provide three letters of reference and be interviewed by social work faculty before being accepted into the course.
  • SW-430

    Field Work Seminar I

    Classes focus on integrating social work practice in various field agencies with classroom learning. The course is designed to help students in their field placements and provide a structured environment to discuss students' field experiences. Students will concentrate on developing skills required in agency work, including use of supervision, collaboration with other professionals, legal and ethical issues, case management, and documentation. Students will discuss cases that involve issues of gender, poverty, ethical dilemmas, and diversity. Prerequisites: SW 202, SW 303A, SW 304A, SW 330, SW 331, SW 410C.
  • SW-600

    SW CommPractice:LeadingChange

    This foundation course introduces students to the profession of social work by examining the core values and ethics of the profession. The discussions and assignments in this course encourage students to self assess, apply critical thinking, explore different practice settings, and discuss how social workers serve diverse and vulnerable populations. This course emphasizes professional identity and the various roles and practice settings in the field of social work.