Social Work

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics

Social Work - SW

Additional information concerning the School of Social Work is available from the School of Social Work Bulletin.

2000 Introduction to Social Work (3) The profession of social work; history, description of programs in contemporary American society; role of the social worker in meeting social needs.

3000 Perspectives in Contemporary Social Welfare (3) Prereq.: SW 2000 or equivalent. Changing concepts of social welfare; issues, policies, and proposals related to meeting economic and developmental needs.

3002 The Child and the Community (3) Common and particular needs of children in the community; social welfare services developed by communities for care and training of children.

3003 Skills in Working with People (3) Basic skills in working with people; understanding attitudes; use of community resources.

3007 Juvenile Delinquency (3) Nature and extent; sociological and psychological factors in causation and treatment of delinquent children; how communities are organized to help troubled youth and to prevent inception and spread of juvenile problems.

3011 Community Services and the Aged (3) The aged population and their needs; available resources and services in the community; assisting the aged in obtaining services; implications for the future.

4000 Modern India: Society and Culture (3) Also offered as GEOG 4000. Interdisciplinary analysis of politico-cultural issues of contemporary pan-Indian society.

4003 Penology (3) Development of the penitentiary in society; punishment versus rehabilitation; problems in operating adult prison units.

4005 Groups and Social Work (3) Use of groups in social work; types of groups, dynamics, decision making processes and worker roles.

4020 Computers, Crime, and Justice (3) Historical trends, current research issues, emerging technological developments, and alternative theoretical frameworks for studying the impact of computerization on crime and criminal justice.

4022 Correctional Administration, Management, and Supervision (3) Current issues in the management and supervision of American and international corrections organizations; role of policy in correctional administration; effects of organizational theory and human resource management practices; personnel supervision and training; program planning; effects of court intervention; current health care issues, including AIDS and drugs; privatization.

4070 Special Topics in Social Work (3) May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected topics on social work practice and social welfare services.

4075 Comparative Health Care Issues (3) Focus on the British National Health Service (NHS) and the United States managed health care system; comparison of current health care programs and cost-control policies in the United Kingdom with those in the United States.

4080 Special Topics in Applied Correctional Policy (3) May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

4090 Corrections Internship (3) Prereq.: 2.50 gpa, 60 hrs. of course work, three hrs. from SW 4020, 4022, 4080, or consent of instructor. Pass/fail grading. Field study/placement in a corrections institution under the supervision of a faculty member.

4099 Individual Readings in Corrections (3) Prereq.: 2.50 gpa, 60 hrs. of course work, 3 hrs. from SW 4020, 4022, 4080, or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit.

7001 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3) Socio-behavioral science base of social work practice; interrelationship of biological, psychological, social, and cultural determinants of human behavior; major biopsychosocial developmental achievements and adaptations of human beings from conception through death.

7002 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3) Prereq.: SW 7001. Social science base of social work practice; social systems in which human beings develop and live; focus on research related to social interaction.

7003 Social Welfare History and Policy (3) Development of social work as a profession; evolution of social welfare policies and programs; nature of social policy and policy formulation.

7004 Human Diversity and Oppression (3) Social dynamics of human oppression; effects of institutional discrimination, inequality, stigma, and prejudice stemming

from racism, sexism, ageism, and classism; implications of human oppression and multiculturalism for human behavior, social work practice, and social policy.

7005 Social Work Practice I (3) Introduction to social work theory, principles, and intervention skills common to social work practice with individuals and families; psychosocial perspectives in intervention.

7006 Social Work Practice II (3) Prereq.: SW 7005. Techniques of working with various types of groups including treatment groups and planning action groups; community organization techniques.

7007Foundation Field Internship I (3) Pass-fail grading. $100 internship fee. Application of foundation knowledge, skills, values, and ethics to practice in an approved internship agency. 240 clock hours.

7008 Foundation Field Internship II (3) Pass-fail grading. $100 internship fee. Continuation of SW 7007. Application of knowledge, skills, values, and ethics to practice in an approved internship agency. 240 clock hours.

7009 Social Work Research (3) Standards and methods of scientific inquiry applied in social work research; concept formulation; research design; sources, collection, and presentation of data.

7010 Differential Diagnosis (3) Diagnostic and treatment tools for examining the functionality of human behavior in the context of diverse social systems.

7200, 7201 Integrative Colloquium in Social Work I, II (3,3) Prereq.: admission to the Ph.D. program in social work or consent of instructor. Broad-ranging analysis and discussion of problems and issues in the social work profession.

7202 Issues and Research Problems in Social Policy (3) Prereq.: admission to the Ph.D. program in social work or consent of instructor. Issues and problems in social welfare policy; research focus on policy formulation.

7203 Advanced Research Methods in Social Work (3) Prereq.: admission to the Ph.D. program in social work or consent of instructor. The present state of knowledge in social work research; assessment of appropriate research methodologies.

7204 Issues and Research Problems in Social Work Intervention (3) Prereq.: admission to the Ph.D. program in social work or consent of instructor. Social work intervention with individuals, families, groups, and communities; formulation and development of problem-solving research agendas.

7205 Pedagogical Issues in Social Work Education (3) Prereq.: admission to the Ph.D. program in social work or consent of instructor. Enhancement of pedagogical knowledge, skills, and values; emphasis on teaching for the social work profession.

7206 Research Practicum (3-9) Prereq.: admission to the Ph.D. program in social work or consent of instructor; SW 7203 and at least one of EXST 7003, 7013, or SW 7435. No more that 6 hrs. may be taken in one semester. Hands-on supervised research experience; demonstration of collaborative and/or independent research.

7306 Advanced Social Work Treatment of Individuals (3) Prereq.: SW 7006. Differential diagnostic assessment and treatment of individuals with complex intrapersonal problems.

7307 Direct Practice with Children and Adolescents (3) Prereq.: completion of all foundation courses. Maladaptive patterns of behavior in children and adolescents; intervention strategies with children, parents, families, and groups.

7308 Social Work with Groups: Theory and Practice (3) Prereq.: SW 7006. Dynamics of social work with groups; members' behavior and corresponding worker roles and responses.

7309 Advanced Methods of Group Treatment (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. Diagnostic and treatment procedures used in intensive group therapy.

7402 Social Work in Corrections (3) Social work processes in corrections; population served; existing and needed delivery systems for rehabilitative services; influence of the host setting.

7403 Social Work and Aging (3) Demographic characteristics of the aging population; aging as a developmental process with economic, biological, psychological, and socialization aspects; impact of legislative and social service systems.

7404 Social Work Practice in Schools (3) Implementation of social work values, purposes, and methods in a school setting.

7405 Marital and Family Treatment in Social Work (3) Prereq.: completion of all foundation courses. Identification and modification of dysfunctional transactional patterns; facilitating communication; improving the quality of marriage and family relations.

7409 Law and Social Work (3) Prereq.: completion of all foundation courses. Relationship of law to social work; statutes, cases, and doctrinal materials in personal and

family breakdown; programs for income maintenance; Supreme Court cases concerning criminal justice, juvenile courts, and the rights of the confined.

7410 Comparative Social Welfare (3) Prereq.: SW 7003 and/or consent of instructor. Comparative analysis of international social welfare systems; differential cross-national social services; similarities and differences among nations.

7412 Social Work in Medical Care (3) Nature of social work practice in the field of medical care; medical care system and consumer problems; role of medical social workers.

7415 Child/Family I (3) Theories and skills of assessment and communication with children and families.

7416 Child/Family II (3) Prereq.: completion of all foundation courses. Legal and administrative functions in working with children and families.

7435 Data Analysis and Research Management (3) Prereq.: SW 7009 or consent of instructor. Data collection, analysis, and general research management; research strategies and analytical techniques; design and execution of selected research instruments; manual and computer processing of data.

7455 Management in Human Services (3) Prereq.: completion of all foundation courses. Management used in the effective provision of social services; techniques of modern management; interdisciplinary and practical approaches; unique aspects of human service management; development of critical attitudes and management skills.

7501 Program and Practice Evaluation (3) Prereq.: completion of all foundation courses. Types of research, designs, and instruments used in social work; research processes from specification to hypotheses and collection of data.

7502 Advanced Field Internship I (3) Pass-fail grading. $100 internship fee. Supervised internship in an approved agency setting where advanced knowledge, skills, values, and ethics are applied in the practice setting. 240 clock hours.

7503 Advanced Field Internship II (3) Pass-fail grading. $100 internship fee. Continuation of SW 7502. Supervised internship in an approved agency setting where advanced knowledge, skills, values, and ethics are applied in the practice setting. 240 clock hours.

7504 Advanced Social Policy (3) Dimensions and patterns of social policy; evolution and design of provisions and services; current issues, problems, and trends.

7505 Advanced Direct Practice (3) Prereq.: completion of all foundation courses. Advanced methods of effective individual, family, and group treatment of systemic issues in a holistic perspective.

7506 Advanced Indirect Practice (3) Community, organizational, and social aspects of social work practice; indirect practice skills associated with effective social work practice in multiple service environments.

7710 Task-Oriented Group Interaction in Social Work (3) Interaction of small groups in social work practice; emphasis on understanding barriers to goal-directed interaction and on helping groups accomplish tasks.

7801 Family Violence (3) Topics in family violence; their relevance to social work practice; program development and interventive approaches and issues.

7803 Grant and Proposal Writing for Human Service Organizations (3) Prereq.: completion of all foundation courses. Methods of accessing federal, state, and private funds; developing grant and contract proposals.

7804 Addictive Disorders in Contemporary Society (3) Topics related to addictive disorders in contemporary society; their relevance to social work practice.

7807 Special Topics in Social Work (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected topics on social work and social welfare theory, practice, and policy.

7905 Independent Reading and Research in Social Work Practice (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be repeated once by Ph.D. students if topics vary.

7906 Independent Reading and Research in Social Welfare Policy (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be repeated once by Ph.D. students if topics vary..

7907 Public Policies and the Aging (3) Public policies that affect quality of life for the elderly; Older American's Act, Social Security Act, Medicare and Medicaid policies.

7908 Social Development: International Perspectives (3) Concepts of social development; extent of social underdevelopment in the modern world; theories and normative perspectives; social and national planning.

7999 Research Project: Nonthesis (3) Prereq.: completion of foundation courses and consent of instructor. Pass-fail grading. Research project, state of knowledge paper, or position paper.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) Prereq.: completion of all foundation courses and consent of instructor. "S"/"U" grading.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) Prereq.: successful completion of the General Examination."S"/"U" grading.

 

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