SOWK 200-450 INTRO SOCIAL WORK & WELFAR Introduction to social work as a profession. Examination of the social welfare system as society’s response to human need and structure for delivery of social services. Overview of fields of social welfare service and social work roles in each field. Twenty-five hours of volunteer service in a social agency required. Three hours per week.
SOWK 450-610 SOWK WITH FAMILIES & CHILD Survey of child welfare services and examination of current policies in social work for children and their families. Consideration of practice issues in protective services, in-home services to families and substitute care including adoption and foster care. Prerequisite: SOWK 200 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
SOWK 320-614 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I First of three practice courses preparing students for a generalist approach to social work practice. Emphasis on knowledge, values, ethics and skills needed to develop effective helping relationships. Includes basic theories for intervention with focus on micro level problem solving and basic interview skills. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, 300, and 310. Three hours per week.