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  • 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 ad ult 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, ca regiver 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 emph asized 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-347

    Research Methods in Soc Work

    This course introduces the purposes, types, and basic methodology of social work research, using studies in social work. It includes such topics as literature review, problem formulation, research design, data collection, data analysis and utilization, ethical and political issues. It presents non-discriminatory, feminist, collaborative, and empowerment approaches as alternatives to traditional research perspectives. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to be reflective, critical, and informed consumers of research. Students knowledge of research will be applied to social work practice. They will learn about single-subject design, program evaluation, needs assessment, and research interviewing. Students will complete the course with a research proposal; they will carry out the research during the next semester as part of the course requirement for the Integrating Seminar. Prerequisites: SW 202, SW 303, SW 304, SW 330, SW 331, SW 410C
  • 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 th e 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-401

    Integrating Seminar

    This course is designed for senior social work students as their final class in Social Work; it is an opportunity for students to integrate and demonstrate their learning in social work as a result of required classes taken at Regis to satisfy the requirements for a BSW degree. Students will complete a research paper for the course that relates to their field placement. Prerequisites: SW 202, 303, 304, 327, SW 330, 331 410C, 335, SO 309. Students will take SW 336 concurrently with the Integrating Seminar.
  • 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-600

    SocialWork:Leading for Change

    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.
  • SW-602

    HBSE I

    This foundation course focuses on the biological, psychological, and spiritual changes throughout the life cycle in the context of culture and the physical environment. Using a multi-dimensional approach, students study the major theoretical frameworks in analyzing human behavior and the developmental processes. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own biases, values, and beliefs and discuss strategies that address culture competence within social work practice. Ecosystems theory is the context used to understand theories of individual and family development.