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Social Work

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Social Work

SWK 250 Interpersonal Skills 3 cr. Verbal and nonverbal interpersonal skills relating to common interaction as well as those interactions generic to planned changed processes of generalist social work practice. This course requires 50 hours of concurrent interpersonal skills building. Experience in the community in which social workers will be employed.

SWK 256 Development of Social Welfare 3 cr. (GE7-Diversity) Overview and history of social welfare and social work, including fields of practice and populations served, social work philosophy, and socio-political-economic conditions which influence social welfare services.

SWK 285 Child Wlefare In Rural Comm 3 cr. This course will examine the basic core of child welfare services: Services to protect children from neglect and abuse, family preservation services, foster care, adoption, and child advocacy. Additionally, it will examine the legal framework that governs the affairs of children.

SWK 330 Behavior in Pluralistic Society 3 cr. The underlying theoretical perspectives of sociological, psychological, biological, and spiritual systems relative to human growth and development from birth to death with emphasis on ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity characteristic of American pluralism. Prerequisite(s): SWK 250, SOC 110, and PSY 111.

SWK 331 Systems Theory and Family Dynamics 3 cr. The underlying theoretical perspectives of the systems model, with application to individuals, families, groups, and communities within the larger context. Assessment and problem solving techniques with families of all types in the context of generalist practices.

SWK 335 Social Work Methods I 3 cr. Problem solving, assessment, and application of interventive techniques with individuals in the context of generalist practice. Admittance to the social work program.

SWK 340 Social Welfare Policy 3 cr. A generalist practice framework is used for the analysis of social welfare policies and current policy structures and policy practice, advocacy, and evaluation used in agency, community, and legislative settings.

SWK 350 Rural Social Work Practice 3 cr. Study and evaluation of rural, regional social services and delivery systems, characteristics of rural populations and community analysis, function and roles of social worker in a nonmetro-politan environment. Prerequisite: SWK 250, 255 and 256.

SWK 379 Aging Practice and Policies 3 cr. Study of social welfare policies which sanction and direct services and welfare for the elderly.

SWK 401 Contemporary Issues with Native American Families 3 cr. This course will survey contemporary issues that Native American families face in today's society and how these influences effect the context of family life and the helping process.

SWK 402 N.A. Children & Adolescents 3 cr. This course will survey contemporary issues that Native American children and adolescents experience in today's society and how these issues affect their family life and issues related to delivery of services.

SWK 426 Social Work Methods II 3 cr. Problem solving, assessment, and application of interventive techniques with small groups in the context of generalist practice. Prerequisite(s): SWK 335, 340 and admission to Social Work program.

SWK 427 Social Work Methods III 3 cr. Problem solving, assessment, and application of interventive techniques with communities, disciplinary boards, and organizations in the context of generalist practice. Prerequisite(s): SWK 335, 340, and admission to Social Work program.

SWK 428 Crisis Intervention 3 cr. This course introduces students to the theory and practice of crisis intervention with emphasis on the use of short-term intervention and problem-solving techniques. This course emphasizes crisis theory and crisis intervention models applied to various crisis problems and populations at risk.

SWK 432 Field Education 11 cr. Structured and educationally directed learning experiences in public and private human service agencies. Grading Basis: S/U. Prerequisite(s): SWK 426, 427 and admission to Social Work program. Corequisites: SWK 433, 434, 491.

SWK 442 Research Methods in Social Work 3 cr. This course introduces students to the concepts and principles of social work research methodology. This course includes conceptualizing a social work problem, designing research strategy, making use of relevant literature, and organizing and evaluating relevant data. Prerequisite(s): MATH 240, or PSY 241

SWK 491 Senior Seminar 3 cr. Seminar during field education that integrates social work knowledge, values, skills, and ethics. Corequisite: SWK 432.