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3000. The Social Work Profession and Practice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of the social work profession and generalist social work practice at micro, mezzo and macro levels.

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3100. Human Behavior and Social Environment I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines theories of human behavior in the social environment from a "person-in-environment" approach. Focuses macro contextual factors that shape human experience.

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3101. Human Behavior and Social Environment II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines theories of human behavior of individuals, families, communities, groups, and organizations and lifespan development. Students complete shadowing requirement for an additional credit.

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3200. Social Welfare Policy and Services

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides an overview of social welfare and social policy in the United States and the emergence of the social work profession in a historical perspective.

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3201. Advocacy for Social Policy Change

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides a basis to understand the process of social policy development and conceptual frameworks for social policy analysis. Engage in policy practice to address social and economic well-being.

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3250. Understanding Social Justice and Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines the mechanisms of human oppression on various levels and focuses on engaging diversity and differences in social work practice and advancing human rights and social and economic justice. Students participate in intergroup dialogue.

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3350. Research Methods for Social Work Practice

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces students to basic concepts and procedures of social work research. Includes research design, ethics, and culturally sensitive research practice.

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3501. Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Develops generalist social work practice knowledge, values, and skills from a strengths-based, empowerment model at the micro level. Prepares students to practice with individuals and families from differing backgrounds.

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3502. Social Work Practice with Groups

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Focuses on the mezzo-level of social work practice, primarily formal groups. Theory, knowledge, and analyses of group dynamics and the development of effective group work skills are emphasized.

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3503. Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Prepares students to work with organizations and communities. Practice skills are developed that promote social work ethics and values, including advancing human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.

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3700. Field Education I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Students will be placed in field units in the community. They will engage in 200 hours of supervised field experience in generalist social work practice in the fall semester of their senior year.

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3701. Field Education II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Students continue their field placement in a field unit in the community. They will engage in 200 hours of supervised field experience in generalist social work practice in the spring semester of their senior year.

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3800. Field Seminar I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Concurrent with their field placement, students attend field seminar led by their faculty advisor. Focus on critical thinking and integrating field practice experiences with theories and evidence-based research, the development of professional identity, self-reflection, cultural competence, and identifying ethical issues.

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3801. Field Seminar II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students

Grading Basis: Graded

Concurrent with their field placement, students attend field seminar led by their faculty advisor. Focus on critical thinking and integrating field practice experiences with theories and evidence-based research, further development of professional identity, self-reflection, problem solving ethical issues, and cultural competence.

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3993. Foreign Study

1.00 - 15.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Consent of BSW Director required, normally to be granted prior to the student's departure. Open only to BSW students.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics may be taken in a foreign study program. May count for elective credit. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor.

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3995. Special Topics in Social Work

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary; open only to BSW students

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. May count for elective credit.

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3998. Variable Topics in Social Work

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary; open only to BSW students

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit. May count for elective credit.

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3999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only with consent of instructor; open only to BSW students.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content may be repeated for credit.

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4100W. Senior Seminar in Social Work

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open only to Bachelor of Social Work students.

Grading Basis: Graded

Capstone course integrating and analyzing social work theory and practice through research, writing, and discussion of advanced texts.

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