Social Work (SW)

SW 100  Introduction to Social Work  3(3-0)  

Introduction to the history and philosophy of the social work profession including the knowledge, values, ethics, roles and skills inherent in social work practice. (F, S)

SW 201  Human Behavior and Social Environment I  3(3-0)  

Focus on the person in environment throughout the life span with an examination of the relationship between biological, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural systems. Corequisite: SW 100 and SOC 101, and/or PSYCH 100. (F)

SW 202  Human Behavior and Social Environment II  3(3-0)  

Focus on the person in environment throughout the lifespan with an examination of the impact of larger social systems, including family, groups, communities and organizations. Corequisite: SW 201. (S)

SW 205  Social Welfare in the United States  3(3-0)  

Examines the historical development of social work in the United States social welfare system. Critical thinking techniques will be used to analyze policy. (F, S) (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS1)

SW 210  Statistics for Social Worker  3(3-0)  

Introduction to qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Emphasis on descriptive and inferential statistics most utilized in evidence-based social work practice and research. (F, S)

SW 222  Introduction to Community Practice  3(2-2)  

Application of the foundation of generalist practice skills. Requires 45 clock hours of volunteer work in an approved human service agency. (F, S)

SW 225  Social Work Policies and Procedures  1(1-0)  

Provides fundamental knowledge for social work majors. Includes ethics, handbook, and standards. Corequisite: SW 100 and SW 201 and SW 202 and SW 205 and/or SW 222. (F, S, *)

SW 230  (CS 230)   Chicano: Social and Psychological Study  3(3-0)  

Social and psychological forces present in the Chicano community. (F) (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS3) (CC)

SW 290  Special Projects  (1-5 V)  

Special Projects. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

SW 301  Professional Writing in Social Work  3(3-0)  

Ethical and professional documentation for case records and publication in social work practice. Emphasis on current documentation practices and APA writing. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Social Work Program. (F)

SW 310  Social Work Theory  3(3-0)  

A comparative approach to explanatory and practice theories relating to social work and the helping professions. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Social Work Program. (F)

SW 320  Human Diversity in Practice  3(3-0)  

Critically examines the history, culture, strengths and barriers in social work practice with diverse groups. Identifies skills required for culturally competent practice with populations-at-risk. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Social Work Program. Corequisite: CS 101 or SW/CS 230, and/or a Women's Studies course. (S)

SW 322  Social Work Intervention I  3(3-0)  

Elements of generalist micro social work practice and theory. Skill development in assessment, intervention, and evaluation emphasized. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Social Work Program. (F)

SW 323  Social Work Intervention II  3(3-0)  

Generalist mezzo social work practice focusing on small groups and families. Includes assessment, intervention, evaluation, and practice theory. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Social Work Program. (S)

SW 324  Social Work Intervention III  3(3-0)  

Social work theories and interventions at the macro level; community and organization generalist practice. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Social Work Program. (F)

SW 325  (CS 325)   Health in the Chicano Community  3(3-0)  

Health care traditions and current health care systems in the barrio. (S)

SW 326  SW Practice with Older Adults  3(3-0)  

The biological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of aging and the services affecting them. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent from instructor. (*)

SW 327  Child Welfare  3(3-0)  

The physical, behavioral, emotional signs of child abuse and neglect; laws designed to protect children, and services available to assist them. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. (*)

SW 328  Spirituality and Social Work  3(3-0)  

Focus on spirituality as "making meaning" and its influence on the personal and professional aspects of social work education and practice. Prerequisite: None (S)

SW 329  Rural Social Work  3(3-0)  

Examines rural practice, recognizing the integral values of this environment, with an ecological emphasis on clients and their connections in micro, mezzo, and macro systems. Required for IV-E stipend students. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the social work program. (S)

SW 340  Reintegration for Military Families  3(3-0)  

Critically examines the history, culture, strengths, and barriers in social work practice with clients who have served in the military and their family members. Prerequisite: SW 100. (F)

SW 341  Impact of Trauma in Social Work  3(3-0)  

Focus on the dimensions of "trauma," formulating client assessments based on research, and evaluating impact of trauma/secondary effects on oneself as a professional helper. Required for IV-E Stipend students. Prerequisite: none (S)

SW 350  Social Welfare Policy  3(3-0)  

Theory and social work practice related to social policy, problem identification, policy formation, implementation, evaluation and analysis. Development of critical thinking skills for policy analysis. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Social Work Program. Corequisite: Any ECON or POLSC course. (S)

SW 481  Field Seminar I  3(3-0)  

Capstone course which integrates knowledge, values, skills, and theory with micro, mezzo, macro generalist social work practice with diverse populations in various agency settings. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Social Work Program and field practicum. Corequisite: SW 488. (F)

SW 482  Field Seminar II  3(3-0)  

Capstone course which integrates knowledge, values, skills, and theory with micro, mezzo, macro generalist social work practice with diverse populations in various agency settings. Prerequisite: SW 481 and SW 488. Corequisite: SW 489. (S)

SW 488  Field Placement I  5(0-16)  

Sixteen clock hours per week Fall, 32 per week Spring or Summer I Block for 224 hours in approved agency supervised by professional social worker. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Social Work Program and field practicum. Corequisite: SW 481. (F)

SW 489  Field Placement II  5(0-16)  

Sixteen clock hours per week Spring, 32 per week Spring or Summer II Block for 224 hours in approved agency supervised by professional social worker. Prerequisite: SW 481 and SW 488. Corequisite: SW 482. (S)

SW 490  Special Projects  (1-5 V)  

Special Projects. Prerequisite: Social work major, prior written permission of instructor of record. (*) Repeatable (99).

SW 491  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).

SW 492  Research  3(3-0)  

Theory and application of continuing social work research designs and methodologies (qualitative and quantitative) utilizing single subject design, needs assessment, and program evaluation. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Social Work Program. Corequisite: SW 210 or MATH 156 or equivalent statistics course. (F, S)

SW 495  Independent Study  (1-3 V)  

Independent Study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

SW 499  Senior Capstone  3(0-9)  

This course is the required 3-credit culminating project. Prerequisite: SW 481 and SW 488. Corequisite: SW 482 and SW 489. (S)

SW 501  Holistic Human Behavior  3(3-0)  

Understanding human behavior in the environment. Includes assessment models with emphasis on systems theory and developmental theories. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program. (F)

SW 502  Social Work Ethics  3(3-0)  

Utilizes the NASW Code of Ethics and ethical decision-making models for ethical practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program. (F)

SW 520  Diversity in the Human Experience  3(3-0)  

Explores diversity of humans and effects in social work practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program. (F)

SW 522  Intervention with Individuals  3(3-0)  

Examines the theories and modalities of assessing and intervening with individuals. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program and SW 500 and SW 501 and SW 550, and SW 520. Corequisite: SW 523 and SW 581, and SW 588. (S)

SW 523  Intervention with Families/Groups  3(3-0)  

Examines the theories and modalities of assessing and intervening with families and small groups. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program and SW 500 and SW 501 and SW 550, and SW 520. Corequisite: SW 522 and SW 581, and SW 588. (S)

SW 524  Intervention with Agency-Community  3(3-0)  

Examines the theories and modalities of assessing and intervening with organizations and communities. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program and SW 522 and SW 523 and SW 581, and SW 588. Corequisite: SW 592 and SW 582, and SW 589. (SS)

SW 550  Social Welfare Policy & Practice  3(3-0)  

Studies the history and development of social welfare in the United States Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program. (F)

SW 581  Seminar I  1(1-0)  

Integrative seminar addressing professional social work practice issues concurrent with Practicum I. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program and admission to field placement and SW 500 and SW 501 and SW 550, and SW 520. Corequisite: SW 522 and SW 523, and SW 588. (S)

SW 582  Seminar II  1(1-0)  

Integrative seminar addressing professional social work practice issues concurrent with Practicum II Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program and field placement and SW 581 and SW 588. Corequisite: SW 524 and SW 592, and SW 589. (SS)

SW 587  Foundations of Research  3(3-0)  

Examines both quantitative and qualitative research methods for social work. Includes single subject design, experiments, and quasi-experiments. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program and SW 522 and SW 523 and SW 581, and SW 588. Corequisite: SW 524 and SW 582, and SW 589. (SS)

SW 588  Practicum I  4(0-14)  

Placement in approved practice setting under MSW supervision for 224 clock hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program and admission to field placement and SW 500 and SW 501 and SW 550, and SW 520. Corequisite: SW 522 and SW 523, and SW 581. (S)

SW 589  Practicum II  4(0-14)  

Placement in approved practice setting under MSW supervision for 216 clock hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Foundation program and field placement and SW 581 and SW 588. Corequisite: SW 524 and SW 592, and SW 582. (SS)

SW 622  Assess/Intervene with Individuals  3(3-0)  

Assessment theories and therapeutic interventions in clinical practice with individuals; includes DSM. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program. Corequisite: SW 625 and SW 641 and SW 681 and SW 688. (F)

SW 623  Assess/Intervene Small Groups  3(3-0)  

Assessment theories and interventions for clinical practice with small groups; includes DSM. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program and SW 622 and SW 625 and SW 641 and SW 681, and SW 688. Corequisite: SW 624 and SW 692 and SW 682 and SW 689. (S)

SW 624  Assess/Intervene Agency/Community  3(3-0)  

Theories and models of assessment and intervention in macro environments. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program; and SW 622, SW 625, SW 641, SW 681, and SW 688. (S)

SW 625  Assess/Intervene with Child/Family  3(3-0)  

Theories and models of assessment and intervention with children and families. Includes the DSM. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program. Corequisite: SW 622 and SW 641 and SW 681 and SW 688. (F)

SW 641  Understanding Trauma in Practice  3(3-0)  

Examines the effects of trauma on clients and practitioners. Includes self-care. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program. Corequisite: SW 622 and SW 625 and SW 691 and SW 688. (F)

SW 642  Administration and Supervision  3(3-0)  

Covers management models, budgeting, administrative functions and models of clinical and nonclinical supervision. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program; and SW 623 and SW 624 and SW 692 and SW 682, and SW 689. Corequisite: SW 650 and SW 693, and SW 699. (SS)

SW 650  Advanced Policy in a Diverse World  3(3-0)  

Examines national and international social and public policies. Includes policy analysis and practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program and SW 623 and SW 624 and SW 692 and SW 682, and SW 689. Corequisite: SW 642 and SW 693, and SW 699. (SS)

SW 681  Seminar III  1(1-0)  

Integrative seminar addressing professional social work practice issues concurrent with Practicum III. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program. Corequisite: SW 622 and SW 625 and SW 641, and SW 688. (F)

SW 682  Seminar IV  1(1-0)  

Integrative seminar addressing professional social work practice issues concurrent with Practicum IV. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program and field placement and SW 622 and SW 625 and SW 641 and SW 681, and SW 688. Corequisite: SW 623 and SW 624 and SW 692 and SW 689. (S)

SW 685  Research I  3(3-0)  

Covers single subject design and practice evaluation. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program and SW 622 and SW 625 and SW 641 and SW 681, and SW 688. (S)

SW 686  Research II  3(3-0)  

Covers program evaluation. Includes a module on grants. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program and SW 623 and SW 624 and SW 692 and SW 682, and SW 689. Corequisite: SW 642 and SW 650, and SW 699. (SS)

SW 687  Culminating Project  1(0-4)  

Present poster of completed integrated, action research project in public setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program and SW 623 and SW 624 and SW 692 and SW 682, and SW 689. Corequisite: SW 642 and SW 650, and SW 693. (SS)

SW 688  Practicum III  4(0-26)  

Placement in approved practice setting under MSW supervision for 320 clock hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program. Corequisite: SW 622 and SW 625 and SW 641, and SW 681. (F)

SW 689  Practicum IV  4(0-26)  

Placement in approved practice setting under MSW supervision for 320 clock hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSW Advanced Standing/Concentration program and field placement and SW 622 and SW 625 and SW 641 and SW 681, and SW 688. Corequisite: SW 623 and SW 624 and SW 692 and SW 682. (S)