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Course ID:SOWK 2101. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Social Welfare Institution
Course
Description:
History and current status of social welfare programs and services in the United States. Philosophical, religious, economic, and political perspectives on social welfare. A comparison of approaches to social welfare in the United States and other developed nations.
Athena Title:SOC WELF INSTITU
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 2107H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 2160S. 4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Social Action and Social Justice: A Service-Learning Approach
Course
Description:
An examination of contributors to bias, prejudice, racism, and exploitation nationally and globally through a process of continuous reflection and community-based engagement. Students spend thirty hours in a community agency to understand and critique its social change efforts, and develop a social change project of their own.
Athena Title:Social Action Social Justice
Nontraditional Format:Because service-learning does not fit within either the lab or discussion group descriptors , the fourth credit of this course does not appear to be reflected above. However, students will earn a total of four credits for this course; three for the lecture portion and the fourth credit hour for the service learning component. Service learning will take place in experiential activities in the context of community engaged efforts.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 3000. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Professional Social Work Communication
Course
Description:
Builds a foundation for effective communication for generalist social work practice. Emphasizes meta-competencies to ground learning of basic communication and interviewing skills, effective professional writing and presenting, and some spoken eloquence. Social work values, norms, and expectations are embedded in the multiple dimensions of professional communication.
Athena Title:Professional SW Communication
Prerequisite:SOWK 2154 or SOWK 2154S or SOWK 2156 or SOWK 2160S
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5340. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Course
Description:
An ecological systems perspective for understanding human development and behavior in contemporary contexts. Students will acquire an understanding of foundational theories of human behavior, biological, psychological, and social dimensions of normative development over the lifespan, and the effects of oppression across multiple social systems.
Athena Title:Human Behav in Social Environ
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 5340E
Prerequisite:(SOWK 2154 or SOWK 2154S) and SOWK 2155 and (SOWK 2156 or SOWK 2156E) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5340E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Course
Description:
An ecological systems perspective for understanding human development and behavior in contemporary contexts. Students will acquire an understanding of foundational theories of human behavior, biological, psychological, and social dimensions of normative development over the lifespan, and the effects of oppression across multiple social systems.
Athena Title:Human Behav in Social Environ
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 5340
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:(SOWK 2154 or SOWK 2154S) and SOWK 2155 and (SOWK 2156 or SOWK 2156E) and permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5360/7360. 3 hours.
Course Title:Disability Practice, Policy, and Research Issues for Social Workers
Course
Description:
Using a strengths-based approach, this course focuses on the diversity of disability in the U.S. and social work’s role in supporting people with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Content includes disability models, U.S. disability history/policy, current challenges, available services, and social work’s role in supporting disability sub-populations.
Athena Title:Disability and Social Work
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 5360E or SOWK 7360E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5360E/7360E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Disability Practice, Policy, and Research Issues for Social Workers
Course
Description:
Using a strengths-based approach, this course focuses on the diversity of disability in the U.S. and social work’s role in supporting people with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Content includes disability models, U.S. disability history/policy, current challenges, available services, and social work’s role in supporting disability sub-populations.
Athena Title:Disability and Social Work
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 5360 or SOWK 7360
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5370. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Social Work: Issues and Practice
Course
Description:
Explores social work practice in international settings. Students will use a double lens of human rights and sustainability to examine selected social issues as they occur in the Global South and in the U.S. Students will engage actively in identifying and debating possible solutions by participating in activism and research.
Athena Title:Global SW Issues and Practice
Prerequisite:(SOWK 2154 or SOWK 2157S) and SOWK 2155 and (SOWK 2156 or SOWK 2156E) and permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Poverty in the United States
Course
Description:
Exploration and analysis of causes, theories, effects, policy and community strategies, and practice implications regarding poverty in the U.S. Students will examine the impact of poverty on social work fields of service, interventions designed to ameliorate poverty, and how issues of poverty are related to social justice.
Athena Title:Poverty in the United States
Prerequisite:(SOWK 2154 or SOWK 2157S) and SOWK 2155 and (SOWK 2156 or SOWK 2156E) and permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5390E/7390E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Military Social Work
Course
Description:
An overview of military social work with regard to practice, research, and policy development and implementation. It will also examine how these characteristics impact communities, research, practice, and families.
Athena Title:Military Social Work
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 5390 or SOWK 7390
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5390/7390. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Military Social Work
Course
Description:
An overview of military social work with regard to practice, research, and policy development and implementation. It will also examine how these characteristics impact communities, research, practice, and families.
Athena Title:Military Social Work
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 5390E or SOWK 7390E
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings
Course
Description:
An understanding of human health and the health care system in the United States and globally. Social, cultural, and demographic trends supporting the need to prepare more social workers to work in health care settings.
Athena Title:SW Practice in Health Care
Prerequisite:SOWK 2154 and SOWK 2155 and (SOWK 2156 or SOWK 2156E) and permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5701. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Welfare Policy and Services
Course
Description:
Social insurance, public assistance, and social service programs in the United States. Social welfare within a capitalist economy and an individualistic, democratic society. The influences of American economics and politics on social services and social work practice. Introduction to models of policy analysis.
Athena Title:SW Policy and Services
Nontraditional Format:Learning teams, which promote critical thinking, research, writing and discussion skills, and which require extensive work out of class, will be used.
Prerequisite:(SOWK 2154 or SOWK 2154S) and SOWK 2155 and (SOWK 2156 or SOWK 2156E) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5850. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit.
Course Title:BSW Senior Capstone Experience I
Course
Description:
Grounded in professional social work education, this experiential capstone is a year-long, applied process. In the first semester, students work collaboratively in small groups to design and implement community-based social service/justice projects with an emphasis on attainment of core curricular competencies, meta-competencies, and integration of classroom and practicum learning.
Athena Title:Capstone I
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:SOWK 5835 and SOWK 5836
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5908. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Readings in Social Work
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Dir Read in Soc Wk
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 5908H
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5908H. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Readings in Social Work (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:DIR READ IN SOC WK
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 5908
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5909/7909. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cross-Cultural Awareness in Ghana
Course
Description:
This study abroad course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the historical, cultural, and contemporary society in Ghana. It is designed as an integrative learning experience that incorporates assigned readings, field experiences, cultural activities, and service learning opportunities to enhance students’ cross-cultural awareness.
Athena Title:Cross-Cultural Awareness Ghana
Nontraditional Format:This study abroad course will be offered during Maymester in Ghana, West Africa. Students will observe and/or participate in a service-learning project with a local community-based agency and/or engage with governmental and non-governmental agencies to develop a deeper understanding of the social service network, cross-cultural services, and policy practice. In addition, students will participate in a lecture series with Ghanaian scholars and students from the School of Social Work in Osu, University of Ghana, and/or University of Cape Coast, among other institutions of higher education. In an effort to prepare social workers who can lead nationally and internationally, this course is designed to add depth and breadth to students' understanding of global social work practices and policies.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 5910/7910. 3 hours.
Course Title:Conflicts and Long-Term Trauma in Northern Ireland
Course
Description:
Advanced readings course for independent research into the conflicts and long term trauma in Northern Ireland under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Conflicts Trauma in N Ireland
Nontraditional Format:This is a study abroad course that will be offered during Maymester.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6011. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Welfare Policy and the Social Work Profession
Course
Description:
History of the social work profession and the structures, functions, philosophies, and policies of programs and services which are designed to ameliorate social problems. The process of recognizing and defining social problems and then developing legislation is analyzed.
Athena Title:SOC WEL POL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6022. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Theoretical Perspectives
Course
Description:
Theories of human behavior which guide the practice of social work and provide the basis for assessment in social work practice. Theories such as the psychoanalytic, behavioral, ecological, and normative life stages are highlighted.
Athena Title:HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6023. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Behavior in Nonprofit Organizations
Course
Description:
Behavior and interactions of people in nonprofit organizations. The antecendents and results of conduct, structures, relationships, and work processes, including their impacts on organizational effectiveness and service delivery. Supervison, staff development, and change in nonprofit organizations are addressed.
Athena Title:Human Behavior Nonprofit Org
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6033. 3 hours.
Course Title:Direct Practice Methods
Course
Description:
Skill, knowledge, and values of generalist social work practice. Emphasis is placed on the strengths perspective and ecological system framework. Skill development areas include interviewing, communication, building relationships, and problem-solving.
Athena Title:DIR PRAC METHODS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6044. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theory and Practice with Families
Course
Description:
Family and group dynamics in relation to social work practices with families and groups. Theory and practice are integrated and evaluated at various levels of practice.
Athena Title:Theory Practice with Families
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6055. 3 hours.
Course Title:Foundation Practicum and Seminar
Course
Description:
Generalist practicum and integrative seminar. Learning plans are developed and implemented together with field instructors in community social service agencies.
Athena Title:FOUND PRAC
Prerequisite: (SOWK 6011 or SOWK 6022 or SOWK 6033) and SOWK 6044
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6066. 3 hours.
Course Title:Foundation Research Methods
Course
Description:
Developing, testing, refining, and using empirical scientific knowledge for social work practice.
Athena Title:FOUND RESEARCH
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6074. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theory and Practice With Organizations and Communities
Course
Description:
Organizational and community dynamics, leadership, and change practices within agencies, agency networks, communities, and community empowerment groups.
Athena Title:ORG & COMM THEORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6082. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cultural Diversity
Course
Description:
The impact on social work practice of diversities in age, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, gender, economic class, and sexual orientation.
Athena Title:CULTURAL DIVERSITY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6107. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics: General Electives
Course
Description:
Unique topical subjects in social work practice, theory, research, or policy.
Athena Title:SPEC GEN ELECTIVES
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 6908. 1-5 hours. Repeatable for maximum 5 hours credit.
Course Title:Independent Social Work Research
Course
Description:
Readings course for independent research into the human services under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:INDEP SW RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent study.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7000. 1-5 hours. Repeatable for maximum 5 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7005. 3 hours.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
Course
Description:
Disciplines and professional groups related to marriage and family therapy, including historical, ethical, and legal issues, and other topics relevant to the current practice of marriage and family therapy.
Athena Title:MFT ISSUES
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7055. 6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Concentration Practicum
Course
Description:
Two semesters of practical field experience integrating knowledge of human behavior and interventive practice models. A final project demonstrates advanced competence in assessment, practice, diversity, and research.
Athena Title:CONCEN PRAC
Nontraditional Format:Internship at social service agency.
Prerequisite:SOWK 6055 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7060E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fund Raising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
Course
Description:
Examination of the philosophy and processes of supporting nonprofit organizations through financial and other contributions. Exploration of the field of fund raising and development to obtain financial resources, including gift planning, annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, direct solicitation, and others. Management of volunteers, preparing and analyzing cash flow statements and financial statements for nonprofit organizations.
Athena Title:Fund Raising
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7060
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fund Raising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations
Course
Description:
Examination of the philosophy and processes of supporting nonprofit organizations through financial and other contributions. Exploration of the field of fund raising and development to obtain financial resources, including gift planning, annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, direct solicitation, and others. Management of volunteers, preparing and analyzing cash flow statements and financial statements for nonprofit organizations.
Athena Title:Fund Raising
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7060E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Work Practice and Interpersonal Violence
Course
Description:
Focuses on models of service delivery to address the impact of intimate partner violence across the lifespan.
Athena Title:SW Prac Interpersonal Violence
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7106E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Evaluation of Community and Institutional Practices
Course
Description:
Models of evaluation of community empowerment groups and institutional development programs. Skills are developed in the design and application of empirically-based outcome evaluations.
Athena Title:Evaluation of Community Pract
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7106
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:SOWK 6044 or SOWK 7033 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7106. 3 hours.
Course Title:Evaluation of Community and Institutional Practices
Course
Description:
Models of evaluation of community empowerment groups and institutional development programs. Skills are developed in the design and application of empirically-based outcome evaluations.
Athena Title:Evaluation of Community Pract
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7106E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Justice
Course
Description:
A general introduction to environmental justice (EJ), including its guiding beliefs, practices, past accomplishments, future potential, and the intersection with social work values and practice. This course also explores knowledge and practice from multiple fields, as we examine deep connections with EJ and political economy, colonialism, racism, and classism.
Athena Title:Environmental Justice
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7110E
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7110E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Justice
Course
Description:
A general introduction to environmental justice (EJ), including its guiding beliefs, practices, past accomplishments, future potential, and the intersection with social work values and practice. The course also explores knowledge and practice from multiple fields, as we examine deep connections with EJ and political economy, colonialism, racism, and classism.
Athena Title:Environmental Justice
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7110
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7120E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Substance Abuse
Course
Description:
Introduces Social Work students to the field of substance abuse. Provides specific information regarding substance use disorders related to chemical substances and an overview of the policy and practice issues related to working with substance abusers and their families.
Athena Title:Intro to Substance Abuse
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7120
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Substance Abuse
Course
Description:
Introduces Social Work students to the field of substance abuse. Provides specific information regarding substance use disorders related to chemical substances and an overview of the policy and practice issues related to working with substance abusers and their families.
Athena Title:Intro to Substance Abuse
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7120E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Work Practice with Queer Populations
Course
Description:
An introduction to practice with clients experiencing diverse gender and sexual relations (i.e., queer) to assist students in developing a contextual understanding of the politics of gender and sexuality and how clients navigate those systems over their life course.
Athena Title:SW Prac with Queer Populations
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Trauma and Trauma Informed Care
Course
Description:
A conceptual foundation to work with trauma-impacted individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students will examine topics related to trauma and its impact over the life course; trauma-informed care; intersections with gender, race/ethnicity, and culture; and interactions with family, social, political, and legal systems.
Athena Title:Introduction to Trauma
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7140E
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7140E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Trauma and Trauma Informed Care
Course
Description:
A conceptual foundation to work with trauma-impacted individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students will examine topics related to trauma and its impact over the life course; trauma-informed care; intersections with gender, race/ethnicity, and culture; and interactions with family, social, political, and legal systems.
Athena Title:Introduction to Trauma
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7140
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gerontological Social Work
Course
Description:
Fosters an understanding of normal aging, biopsychosocial aspects of aging, and cultural considerations in the experience of aging; it reduces aging-related stigma by challenging individual- and societal-level biases toward older adults. Emphasis is placed on engagement, assessment, and treatment of diverse older adults in health and community settings.
Athena Title:Gerontological Social Work
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Direct Practice with African American Adults, Families, and Children
Course
Description:
Prepares students for direct practice with Black/African Americans. Designed to raise students’ socio-cultural consciousness; recognize the diverse and unique needs of Black/African American clients; and identify, select, apply, and evaluate appropriate intervention techniques for practice with a diverse Black/African American population.
Athena Title:Pract Afr Amer Adult Fam Child
Pre or Corequisite:SOWK 7118 or SOWK 7218
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7170. 3 hours.
Course Title:Professional Practice in Foster Care and Adoption
Course
Description:
Examines knowledge and practice about foster care and adoption, family interventions, and legal permanency for children. Ethical and cultural issues in working with biological, relative, foster, and adoptive families is included. Legal issues and their implications for social policy and social work practice with families are emphasized.
Athena Title:Prof Pract Foster Care Adopt
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7180. 3 hours.
Course Title:Grief and Loss
Course
Description:
A psychosocial approach to understanding culturally- and age- specific experiences with grief and loss among individuals, families, and communities across the life span. This course is not solely about death and dying; rather, it fosters an understanding of a variety of loss experiences.
Athena Title:Grief and Loss
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7190. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Work in Healthcare Settings
Course
Description:
Emphasizing a holistic approach to health care, this course focuses on the biological, psychological, social, behavioral, and spiritual aspects of the client within the health care system. The course also explores the relation to gender, race/ethnicity, and culture, and examines interactions of individuals with family, social, political, and legal systems.
Athena Title:SW in Healthcare Settings
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7190E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7190E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Work in Healthcare Settings
Course
Description:
Emphasizing a holistic approach to health care, this course focuses on the biological, psychological, social, behavioral, and spiritual aspects of the client within the health care system. The course also explores the relation to gender, race/ethnicity, and culture, and examines interactions of individuals with family, social, political, and legal systems.
Athena Title:SW in Healthcare Settings
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7190
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Civil and Human Rights Policy and Practice
Course
Description:
An interdisciplinary perspective on civil and human rights issues in the U.S. and globally. Students gain a theoretical, conceptual, and practical foundation to engage in a human rights- based approach to social work. Students will gain an understanding of how the international human rights principles can be applied.
Athena Title:Civil and Human Rights Policy
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7203. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals
Course
Description:
Assessment methods applicable to social work practice with individuals within the context of the family system.
Athena Title:Adv SW Pract with Individuals
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7206. 3 hours.
Course Title:Evaluation of Social Work Interventions
Course
Description:
Evaluation of direct social work practices with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, utilizing social science research methodologies.
Athena Title:Evaluation of SW Interventions
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7066
Prerequisite:SOWK 7203 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Family Therapy
Course
Description:
The application and integration of clinical practice skills within the theoretical framework of family systems and postmodern theories. Students will apply theoretical knowledge to clinical interventions emphasizing the impact of ethnicity, race, class, and gender to broaden students’ understanding of family process within a strengths-based, resiliency framework.
Athena Title:Family Therapy
Pre or Corequisite:SOWK 7114, SOWK 7125, SOWK 7214
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Approaches to Substance Use Treatment
Course
Description:
This course uses the social work person-in-environment perspective and the feminist perspective to understand the diverse conceptual frameworks that help guide addiction treatment for individuals, families, and groups, with particular attention to the influence of diversity, including gender roles and biological sex, race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and trauma in vulnerability to substance abuse and related problems.
Athena Title:Substance Use Treatment
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7220E
Pre or Corequisite:SOWK 7112 or SOWK 7112E or SOWK 7118 or SOWK 7118E or SOWK 7115 or SOWK 7125 or SOWK 7113 or SOWK 7120 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7220E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Approaches to Substance Use Treatment
Course
Description:
This course uses the social work person-in-environment perspective and the feminist perspective to understand the diverse conceptual frameworks that help guide addiction treatment for individuals, families, and groups, with particular attention to the influence of diversity, including gender roles and biological sex, race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and trauma in vulnerability to substance abuse and related problems.
Athena Title:Substance Use Treatment
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7220
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Pre or Corequisite:SOWK 7112 or SOWK 7112E or SOWK 7118 or SOWK 7118E or SOWK 7115 or SOWK 7115E or SOWK 7125 or SOWK 7125E or SOWK 7113 or SOWK 7120 or permission of school
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Assessment and Treatment of Trauma
Course
Description:
This course is an advanced practice elective for students who wish to increase knowledge and skills for practice with traumatized populations. This course will introduce students to the common concepts (general theory and foundational knowledge), components (intervention and treatment elements), and skills underlying evidence-based treatment with traumatized children and adolescents.
Athena Title:Assess and Treatment of Trauma
Pre or Corequisite:SOWK 7112, SOWK 7114, SOWK 7113, SOWK 7115
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Behavioral Intervention Methods
Course
Description:
Behavioral social work is intended to provide the student with the conceptual foundations of contemporary operant, respondent, and social-learning theories and a review of behavioral interventions that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of specific psychosocial problems.
Athena Title:Behavioral Intervention Method
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7250E
Pre or Corequisite:SOWK 7214
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7250E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Behavioral Intervention Methods
Course
Description:
Behavioral social work is intended to provide the student with the conceptual foundations of contemporary operant, respondent, and social learning theories, and a review of behavioral interventions that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of specific psychosocial problems.
Athena Title:Behavioral Intervention Method
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7250
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Pre or Corequisite:SOWK 7203
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7260. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human-Animal Bond and Professional Practice
Course
Description:
The human-animal bond and its role in health and well-being. Students will acquire an understanding of historical, cultural, theoretical perspectives; the range of animal-assisted interventions and how they are employed with a variety of populations; and common ethical issues and practice concerns.
Athena Title:Human-Anim Bond and Prof Pract
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7270. 3 hours.
Course Title:Child Abuse and Neglect
Course
Description:
A critical examination of knowledge about possible causality and interventions to prevent or remedy child abuse and neglect. Ethical and cultural issues, legal aspects, and implications for social policy and social work practice are emphasized. Evidence- based child welfare intervention and treatment programs are included.
Athena Title:Child Abuse and Neglect
Pre or Corequisite:SOWK 7170
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents
Course
Description:
Introduces students to the issues in working clinically with children and adolescents. Emphasis will be on the family, school, peer environments, and other systems impacting children and adolescents. Case formulations will illuminate the dynamics of the working alliance, assessment, and intervention base upon a developmental and strengths perspective.
Athena Title:Clin Pract with Child and Adol
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Poverty and Social Work Practice
Course
Description:
An examination of poverty in the United States through an exploration and analysis of causes, theories, effects, policy and community strategies, and practice implications. Students will examine the impact of poverty on social work fields of service, as well as interventions designed to ameliorate poverty.
Athena Title:Poverty and Social Work Pract
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7300. 1-5 hours. Repeatable for maximum 5 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Policy and Practice with Immigrants, Refugees, and Internally Displaced Persons
Course
Description:
Knowledge acquisition and analysis of historical and contemporary immigration and refugee policy issues and programs, both U.S. domestic and internationally based. Students will acquire the means to understand how statutes, court cases, and administrative regulations impact the lives of immigrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons.
Athena Title:Immigr Refug and Intern Displ
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Managing Volunteers
Course
Description:
A comprehensive introduction to the design, administration, and management of volunteer programs. Students will work on a service- learning project that will involve consulting with local nonprofit organizations on designing and implementing a volunteer program.
Athena Title:Managing Volunteers
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7330. 3 hours.
Course Title:Managing Innovations in Organizations
Course
Description:
Key concepts, models, and techniques of creativity and innovation. Areas of emphasis are on innovation process, innovation typologies, drivers for change, models of organizational innovation and change, individual and group creativity, human-centered design process, organizational culture, transformational leadership, and partnerships and innovation.
Athena Title:Managing Innovations in Orgs
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7340. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Social Work Policy and Practice
Course
Description:
Explores international and global social work, past and present, and the application of social work to vulnerable groups within the contemporary global context. Students will learn about different social services delivery systems around the globe and initiatives aimed at providing various forms of social services and alleviating poverty.
Athena Title:Global SW Policy and Practice
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECHD(SOWK) 7350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
Course
Description:
Disciplines and professional groups related to marriage and family therapy, including historical, ethical, and legal issues, and other topics relevant to the current practice of marriage and family therapy.
Athena Title:Issues Marriage Family Therapy
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in HDFS 7350
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7500. 2 hours.
Course Title:Integrative Analysis of Social Work Practice: Capstone
Course
Description:
Designed to draw upon previous courses and to engage students in a holistic integration and application of practice. The Capstone supports shared learning among students in their advanced year. Students gain competence and confidence as beginning practitioners in accordance with specific SSW defined behaviors and MSW philosophy.
Athena Title:Social Work Practice Capstone
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7500E
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7500E. 2 hours.
Course Title:Integrative Analysis of Social Work Practice: Capstone
Course
Description:
Designed to draw upon previous courses and to engage students in a holistic integration and application of practice. The Capstone supports shared learning among students in their advanced year. Students gain competence and confidence as beginning practitioners in accordance with specific SSW defined behaviors and MSW philosophy.
Athena Title:Social Work Practice Capstone
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SOWK 7500
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 7908. 1-5 hours.
Course Title:Independent Social Work Research
Course
Description:
Advanced readings course for independent research into the human services under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:INDEP SW RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent study.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 8000. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Social Work Research
Course
Description:
Selected topics and issues in the field of social work research for in-depth study. This course may not count as a Cognate.
Athena Title:ADV TOPICS IN SW
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 8012. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theories of Social Work Practice I
Course
Description:
Critical analysis of social work practice theories related to individuals, families, and small groups, including a review of the empirical evidence pertaining to the validity of each approach. The philosophy of science and other assumptions relating to each theory will be examined, as will potential ethical considerations.
Athena Title:THEORIES OF SW I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 8022. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theory
Course
Description:
A critical perspective on theory and a pragmatic approach to development, grounded in recognition of theory’s complex and dynamic interrelationship with research and social work practice. Students will critically analyze theories designed to address persistent and emerging social issues and will develop theory construction and model-building skills.
Athena Title:Theory
Prerequisite:SOWK 8217
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOWK 8240. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Dissertation Prospectus
Course
Description:
Directed study leading towards the preparation and submission of the dissertation prospectus.
Athena Title:Dissertation Prospectus
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Admission to Doctoral Candidacy
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 8306. 3 hours.
Course Title:SSW Doctoral Research Practicum I
Course
Description:
This is the first semester in a two-semester applied course sequence. Students collaboratively design and implement a social work focused research study, including navigating topic selection; literature review; gathering, managing, analyzing, and interpreting data. Conceptual discussions and readings emphasize survey research methodology, research topic selection, and best practices.
Athena Title:SSW Doctoral Research Pract I
Prerequisite:SOWK 8116 and SOWK 8176 and SOWK 8186
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 8307. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:SSW Doctoral Research Practicum II
Course
Description:
This is the second semester in a two-semester applied course sequence. Building on collaborative research done in the first semester, students will engage in scholarly collaborative writing, will consider questions of co-authorship, and will focus on the mechanics of writing for publication. Students will complete multiple submission-ready manuscripts.
Athena Title:SSW Doctoral Research Pract II
Prerequisite:SOWK 8306
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 8309. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Independent Study in Social Work
Course
Description:
Research under the supervision of a faculty member. This course may be used to complete independent research, prepare manuscripts for publication, and/or to work on other non-dissertation-related topics under faculty supervision. It may also be used as an elective to fulfill program course requirements.
Athena Title:Independent Study Social Work
Nontraditional Format:Independent study.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 9000. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:DOCTORAL RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 9105. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Social Work Research Internship
Course
Description:
A research project related to the work that is being completed with a faculty supervisor.
Athena Title:SW RESEARCH INTERN
Nontraditional Format:Internship twenty-four hours per week.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:SOWK 9300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 24 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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