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SW 611. Generalist Social Work Practice I

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Foundation course. Integration of theory and practice with individuals, families and small groups.
Prerequisites: SW 610
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 612. Generalist Social Work Practice II

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Foundation course. Integration of theory and practice with small groups, communities and organizations.
Prerequisites: SW 611
Semester Offered: Spring


SW 613. Social Work with Marginalized Populations

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Foundation course. Social work practice with a variety of diverse populations. Cultural competence, discrimination, oppression and social justice.
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 614. Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Foundation course. Social work theories, critical and race theories, and developmental theories applied to social work practice with individuals, families, and communities.
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 615. Field Placement I

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Foundation course. Educationally directed 150 hours of field placement in an approved social work organization. Arranged with the MSW Field Director.
Prerequisites: SW 610
Corequisites: SW 616
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 616. Integrated Practice Seminar I

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Foundation course. Integration and application of generalist practice at micro, mezzo, and macro levels with client systems. Critical thinking, collaboration skills in social work practice.
Corequisites: SW 615
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 618. Advanced Generalist Practice with Refugees & Immigrants

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Identification and application of generalist and clinical social work assessment and intervention of the major migrant groups, to help individuals, families, groups and communities who are currently living in the U.S.
Semester Offered: Spring


SW 621. Social Welfare Policy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Foundation course. Critical analysis economic, political, social and cultural components of United States and global social welfare policy as they effect individuals, families and communities.
Semester Offered: Spring


SW 622. Research Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Foundation course. Research methods for use in a variety of social service and social action settings including quantitative, qualitative, practice and program evaluation.
Semester Offered: Spring


SW 625. Field Placement II

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Foundation course. Educationally directed 150 hours of field placement in an approved social work organization. Continuation of 615. Approved by MSW Field Director.
Prerequisites: SW 615, SW 616
Corequisites: SW 626
Semester Offered: Spring


SW 626. Integrated Practice Seminar II

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Foundation course. Generalist practice at micro, mezzo, and macro levels with client systems. Critical thinking, collaboration skills in social work practice. Continuation of 616.
Prerequisites: SW 616
Corequisites: SW 625
Semester Offered: Spring


SW 631. Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Concentration course. Examination of social work theories and application to practice with individuals, families and small groups.
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 634. Advanced General Practice with Communities and Organizations

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Social work theories and their application to social work practice in communities and organizations.
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 635. Field Placement III

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Concentration course. Educationally directed 300 hours of field placement in an approved social work organization. Approved by MSW Field Director.
Corequisites: SW 636
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 636. Integrated Practice Seminar III

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Concentration course. Integration of advanced generalist theory, other theories. Application of social work practice with individuals and families within changing communities.
Corequisites: SW 635
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 642. Advanced Policy Practice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Concentration course. Critical analysis of social welfare policy including theories of policy development, implementation and advocacy within social and political systems.
Prerequisites: Foundation courses/advanced standing
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 645. Field Placement IV

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Educationally directed 300 hours of field placement in an approved social work organization. Continuation of SW 635. Approved by MSW Field Director.
Prerequisites: SW 631, SW 634, SW 635, SW 636
Corequisites: SW 646
Semester Offered: Spring


SW 646. Integrated Practice Seminar IV

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Concentration course. Integration of advanced generalist theory, other theories. Application to agency/organization setting. Groups, organizations, and communities. Continuation of 636.
Prerequisites: SW 636
Corequisites: SW 641, SW 645
Semester Offered: Spring


SW 650. Mental Health and Social Work Practice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Psychological, social, biological contributions to mental health disorders. Symptoms, etiologies, appropriate assessment tools, and intervention.
Semester Offered: Fall


SW 680. Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Skills to diagnose conditions in the current DSM to effectively engage in differential diagnosis and apply evidence-based clinical interventions.
Prerequisites: SW 650
Semester Offered: Spring


SW 681. Social Work Leadership and Supervision

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Description: Leadership methods for social work supervisors.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SW 682. Social Work Ethics and Values

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Description: Ethical issues and individual values that impact ethical behavior and decisions in social work practice.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SW 683. Social Work Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment

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Description: Theory, social work frameworks, and methods of diagnosing and treating mental health conditions.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SW 684. Social Work Assessment and Treatment of Trauma

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory, social work framework, and methods of assessing and treating trauma in social work practice. Identification and application of generalist and clinical social work assessment and interventions.
Semester Offered:
  • Summer
  • DEMAND


SW 690. Selected Topics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: May be repeated to a max. of 9 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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