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Social Work

SOWK 3383G - LEADERSHIP, WOMEN AND SPIRITUALITY (3 Credits)

Same as LEAD 3383G and RLST 3383G.

SOWK 4330G - VIOLENCE IN COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES (3 Credits)

Same as PSYC 4330G and SOCI 4330G.

SOWK 5315G - CHILD WELFARE (3 Credits)

Explores policy, research and practice in the child welfare field with emphasis on the Child Protective Services system. Same as SOCI 5315G, PSYC 5315G. May be taken once for either undergraduate of graduate credit.

SOWK 5316G - SERVICES TO CHILDREN EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE (3 Credits)

Overview of research and services for children at risk of developing socio-emotional and learning problems due to exposure to violence; special emphasis on program development; emphasis on ages 0-6. Same as PSYC 5316G and SOCI 5316G.

SOWK 5317G - SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN BILINGUAL BICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS (3 Credits)

To prepare students to practice with Mexican American/Spanish speaking populations in the Southwest, including techniques necessary in bilingual-bicultural environments.

SOWK 5330G - VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION (3 Credits)

Same as PSYC 5330G and SOCI 5330G.

SOWK 5368G - SOCIOLOGY OF AGING (3 Credits)

Same as SOCI 5368G and PSYC 5368G.

SOWK 5380G - SEMINAR IN SOCIAL WORK (3 Credits)

Enables students to work in small groups with a range of social work content. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SOWK 6151 - FOUNDATION INTERGRATIVE SEMINAR I (1 Credit)

Students integrate generalist knowledge, skills and values learned in foundation courses with the field education experience. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 8351. Meets every other week. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW. Offered: fall.

SOWK 6152 - FOUNDATION INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR II (1 Credit)

This course is a continuation of Foundation Integrative Seminar I. Students integrate generalist knowledge, skills and values learned in the foundation courses with the field education experience. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 8352. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW Offered: spring.

SOWK 6315 - GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND GROUPS (3 Credits)

Professional social work practice based on a social systems paradigm and social work values and ethics. Content emphasizes practice with individuals, families and groups. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 6151 and SOWK 8351. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW. Offered: fall.

SOWK 6321 - SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SERVICES (3 Credits)

Overview of contemporary social welfare system in the United States as a response to social work problems: with special attention to the history of social work. Emphasis on descriptive analysis of programs and policies aimed at addressing poverty and social justice. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW. Offered: fall.

SOWK 6325 - GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES (3 Credits)

Professional social work practice based on social work ethics and values. Content emphasizes practice with organizations and communities. Prerequisite: SOWK 6315, SOWK 6151 and SOWK 8351. Offered: spring.

SOWK 6331 - HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL SYSTEMS (3 Credits)

Theoretical foundations of human behavior from a social systems, ecological perspective. Emphasis on reciprocal, interactive influence of individual group, organizational and community behavior and dynamics. Must be taken concurrent with or prior to SOWK 8351. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW. Offered: fall.

SOWK 6332 - HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES (3 Credits)

Individual and family development from a social systems, ecological perspective. Content includes life span development from conception to old age. Must be taken with or prior to SOWK 8352. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW. Offered: spring.

SOWK 6341 - SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH I (3 Credits)

Examination of quantitative and qualitative research methods used in social work, including phases and design of a research project. Ethical standards and cultural factors are highlighted. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW. Offered: fall, spring.

SOWK 6342 - SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH II (3 Credits)

Research designs employed to determine the effectiveness of social service programs. Content includes critical analysis of research reports; development of theory-based program evaluation research and application of statistical content in data analysis. Prerequisite: SOWK 6341 or advanced standing. Offered: summer, fall.

SOWK 7156 - ADVANCED BLOCK INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR (1 Credit)

Seminar course to ensure integration of classroom-based knowledge, skills, and values with the field education experience with emphasis on Hispanic families and children. Must be taken concurrent with SOWK 8456 and SOWK 8556: Field Education: Services to Children and Families. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW. Offered: fall, spring.

SOWK 7170 - INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SOWK (1 Credit)

Intensive individual study of selected specific problems of interest to student. Prerequisite: Consent of adviser and director of the MSW program.

SOWK 7270 - INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SOCIAL WORK (2 Credits)

Intensive individual study of selected specific problems of interest to student. Prerequisite: Consent of adviser and director of the MSW program.

SOWK 7312 - ADVANCED SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH GROUPS (3 Credits)

Principles of group dynamics, psychotherapeutic and other methods of intervention examined in relation to tasks, therapies, social development and evaluation of one's own practice. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW.

SOWK 7318 - ADVANCED PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS (3 Credits)

Focus on advanced intervention and the development of specialized skills for effective practice with Children and Adolescents. Must be taken prior to SOWK 8456 SOWK 8556 Field Education: Services to Children and Families and SOWK 7156. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all foundation courses or advanced standing. Offered: fall, spring.

SOWK 7320 - FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE (3 Credits)

The development of advanced practice skills and techniques related to family practice based on major theoretical models. Must be taken prior to Advanced Block Practicum for Services to Children and Families Concentration: SOWK 8456 SOWK 8556 and SOWK 7156 Prerequisite: Completion of foundation courses or advanced standing. Offered: fall, spring.

SOWK 7325 - FAMILY STRESS, FUNCTIONING AND SOCIAL SUPPORT (3 Credits)

Review theories and research on family development, functioning, and interaction in the social context. Examine family stress, coping, and strengths and to inform and analyze social work interventions with families. Prerequisite: Completion of foundation courses or Advanced Standing Must be taken either concurrently with or prior to SOWK 7318 and SOWK 7320. Offered: fall, spring.

SOWK 7342 - SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH SEMINAR (3 Credits)

Student's implementation of research project developed in SOWK 6342. Seminar provides faculty supervision of student "hands-on" presentation of research findings in colluquia. Offered: fall, spring.

SOWK 7360 - POLICY AND PRACTICE IN HUMAN SERVICES (3 Credits)

Principles of development, implementation, management, and analysis of policy at the mezzo and macro levels. Emphasis on the effects of larger social system influences, global, national, and state, on social policies and delivery of human services. Offered: fall, spring, summer.

SOWK 7370 - INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SOWK (3 Credits)

Intensive individual study of selected specific problems of interest to student. Prerequisite: Consent of adviser and director of the MSW program.

SOWK 7371 - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3 Credits)

Study of basic concepts related to the development and assessment of abnormal behavior. Content focuses on major mental disorders, the diagnostic/assessment process and its application in a variety of settings, the use of assessment tools such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW. Offered: spring, summer.

SOWK 7384 - PRACTICE ISSUES IN MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK SETTINGS (3 Credits)

Major policy, system, ethical, and practice issues in medical social work. Academic and experiential aspects emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to MSW.

SOWK 7470 - INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SOWK (4 Credits)

Intensive individual study of selected specific problems of interest to students. Prerequisite: Consent of adviser and director of the MSW program.

SOWK 7640 - THESIS IN SOCIAL WORK (6 Credits)

Prerequisite: SOWK 6342 topic approved by thesis director and director of the MSW program.

SOWK 8351 - FIELD EDUCATION I (3 Credits)

Field placement in human service organizations under the instruction an supervision of licensed master social work practitioners. Emphasis on development of foundation social work practice values, skills and knowledge. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 6315 and SOWK 6151, Foundation Integrative Seminar I. A minimum of 240 clock hours in the agency must be completed. Pass/Fail only. Prerequisite: Good academic standing. Fee: $30. Offered: fall.

SOWK 8352 - FIELD EDUCATION II (3 Credits)

Field placement in human service organizations under the instruction and supervision of licensed master social work practitioners. Emphasis on development of foundation social work practice values, skills and knowledge. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 6325 and SOWK 6152, Foundation Integrative Seminar II. A minimum of 240 clock hours in the agency must be completed. Pass/Fail only. Prerequisite: Good academic standing; SOWK 8351 and SOWK 6151. Offered: spring.

SOWK 8456 - FIELD EDUCATION: SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (4 Credits)

Field placements in human service organizations under the instruction and supervision of licensed master level social workers. Advanced social work practice with families and children, with emphasis on Hispanics. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 8556 and SOWK 7156, Advanced Block Integrative Seminar. A minimum of 489 clock hours in the agency must be completed. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Completion of the foundation curriculum or Advanced Standing and good academic standing. Must be taken after completion of SOWK 7318, SOWK 7320, and SOWK 7325. Fee: $30.

SOWK 8556 - FIELD EDUCATION: SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (5 Credits)

Field placements in human service organizations under the instruction and supervision of licensed master level social workers. Advanced social work practice with families and children, with emphasis on Hispanics. Must be taken concurrently with SOWK 8456 and SOWK 7156, Advanced Block Integrative Seminar. A minimum of 489 clock hours in the agency must be completed. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Completion of the foundation curriculum or Advanced Standing and good academic standing. Must be taken after completion of SOWK 7318, SOWK 7320, and SOWK 7325.. Offered: fall, spring.