Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Social Work (SOCW)

SOCW 145  Intro Social Welfare  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to Social Welfare (3) Introduction to representative fields, practices, agencies, services, and professional groups engaged in social welfare with particular emphasis on Social Work and required field experience. Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory/field experience per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 246  Social Legislation  (3 Credits)  

Social Welfare Legislation (3) Intensive examination and discussion of selected social legislation. Emphasis on the Social Security Act and other Acts closely related to social welfare services and social work. Required field experience. Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: SOCW 145.

Prerequisite(s): (SOCW 145 (may be taken concurrently))

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 314  Social Work with Groups  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an exploration of the specialty area of group work in social work practice. The course will especially focus on the function, procedures, and dynamics of task groups, treatment groups and educational groups, and enhance knowledge and skills for participating in, as well as facilitating groups. Prerequisite: SOCW 145; Corequisite: SOCW 340.

Prerequisite(s): SOCW 145 and (SOCW 340 (may be taken concurrently))

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 333  Violence & Abuse In Fams  (3 Credits)  

Violence and Abuse in Families (3) Consideration of selected aspects of violence and abuse: patterns (wife, child), types (physical, emotional, sexual), theories of causation, manifestation, and social service programs. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 335  Serv Chldrn & Youth Inst Set  (3 Credits)  

Service to Children and Youth in Institutional Settings (3) Examines selected representative services for children and youth in terms of their programs, method of service delivery, and needs in settings other than the home. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 340  Sem In Helping  (3 Credits)  

Seminar in Helping (3) Examination and discussion of motives, value orientations, and approaches used in helping with emphasis on self awareness, interviewing, observation, data management, and integration as key tools in the helping process. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: SOCW 246 or consent of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (SOCW 246)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 342  Seminar on Aging  (3 Credits)  

Seminar on Aging (3) Introduction to the aged and aging process. Emphasis on the major concepts related to aging, associated critical issues, and social services. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 345  Human Behav Social Environ I  (3 Credits)  

Human Behavior in the Social Environment (for Health Related Majors ONLY) (3) Emphasis on wholistic approach to understanding human behavior across the lifespan for non-social work majors.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 346  Human Behavior in Soc Envirn I  (3 Credits)  

Human Behavior in the Social Environment (for Social Work Majors ONLY) (3) Integrated biological/psychological/sociological approach toward understanding the aspects of behavior. Examines the person-in-environment concept from the systems ecological perspective. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: SOCW 145 and SOCW 246. Corequisite: Enrollment in SOCW 340 or consent of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (SOCW 145 and SOCW 246)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 347  Human Behav Social Environ II  (3 Credits)  

Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3) Application of the theoretical framework of systems ecological perspective with emphasis upon families, groups, communities, and organizations. Examines issues of diversity, structure, and outcome of transactions between and within systems. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisites: SOCW 340 and SOCW 346 or consent of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): (SOCW 340 and SOCW 346)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 348  Social Work Communications  (3 Credits)  

Discussions and introductory practice opportunities for case recordings, interviewing, court reporting, information, referral and other required documentation skills. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. 3 credit hour per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 360  Research Design & Ethics for Generalist Social Work Practice  (3 Credits)  

the purpose of this course is to increase knoledge and skills in researchin order to become competent in the major social work roles in research as generalist, evidence-bsed practioners: Research consumbers, contributing partners, and creators/disseminators of research. This is a three credit hour course. 3 credit hours per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 439  Social Welfare Policy  (3 Credits)  

Social Welfare Policy (3) Exploration and assessment of legislative/policy issues with reference to Social Work. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Completion of Block I. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block II.

Prerequisite(s): (SOCW 440 and SOCW 443 and SOCW 450)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 440  Generalist Practice I  (3 Credits)  

Generalist Practice I (3) Micro level focuses on the integrated use of a knowledge/value approach for the development of generalist skills in providing interventive strategies of direct services to appropriate client systems. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: SOCW 340, SOCW 346, and SOCW 347. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block I.

Prerequisite(s): (SOCW 340 and SOCW 346 and SOCW 347)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 440L  Generalist Practice Lab I  (2 Credits)  

Generalist Practice Laboratory I (2) Practice laboratory to accompany SOCW 440. Two hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block I.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 441  Generalist Practice II  (3 Credits)  

Generalist Practice II (3) Builds upon skills, practice knowledge, and value base of generalist intervention with a primary focus on macro systems (families, groups, communities, and organizations). Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Completion of Block I. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block II.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 441L  Generalist Practice Lab II  (2 Credits)  

Generalist Practice Laboratory II (2) Practice laboratory to accompany SOCW 441. Two hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block II.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 442  Seminar in Dying and Death  (3 Credits)  

Seminar on Dying and Death (3) Examination of values and attitudes related to social services during terminal illness, death, and planning with survivors. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 443  Theories In Socw Prac  (3 Credits)  

Theories in Social Work Practice (3) Critical analysis and evaluation of major selected social work practice theories. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block I.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 444  Field Instructions I  (4 Credits)  

Field Instruction I (4) An educationally directed field placement for the development and utilization of professional social work practice skills. Sixteen hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Corequisites: Enrollment in Block I and SOCW 444S.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 444S  Fld Inst Sem I  (1 Credits)  

Field Instruction Seminar I (1) Group discussion and integration of field practicum experiences. Accompanies SOCW 444. One hour of lecture per week. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block I.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 446  Field Instruction II  (4 Credits)  

Field Instruction II (4) Continuation of SOCW 444 with evaluation of practicum experience. Sixteen hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: Completion of Block I. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block II.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 446S  Field Instruction Seminar II  (1 Credits)  

Field Instruction Seminar II (1) Continuation of SOCW 444S with discussion and integration of field practicum experience. Accompanies SOCW 446. One hour of lecture per week. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block II.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 447  Ind Study Soc Welfare  (3 Credits)  

Independent Study in Social Welfare (3) Selection of topics by students for study and analysis culminating in a paper suitable for publication. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 448  Top Sem In Social Welfare  (3 Credits)  

Topical Seminar in Social Welfare (3) Selected topics in social welfare and/or areas/topics normally not covered in published curricula. Three hours of laboratory/field experience or research per week. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work

SOCW 450  Social Work Prac Res Eval  (3 Credits)  

Social Work Practice Research and Evaluation (3) Application of empirical measurements to determine the effectiveness of one's own practice and evaluation of practice skills, policy implementation, program service, and self assessment. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block I.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of Social Work