SOWK 300-001 HUM BEHAVIOR SOCIAL ENVIRO I Examines the individual, family, and peer group in the context of social systems using a bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspective. Explores human development through the lifespan. Presents theories which explain human behavior and inform social work practices. Focuses on privilege, oppression, prejudice, and discrimination. Develops foundation assessment skills. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, BIOL 101 or 215 or 216, SOCI 101, PSYC 101, or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
SOWK 310-001 INTERVIEW SKILL & TECHNIQUE Develop basic interviewing skills for assessing, goal setting and intervention for use in home service and social work settings. Emphasis on skill application with diverse populations and student exploration of personal values and belief systems. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Three hours per week.
SOWK 420-001 FIELD INSTRUCTION IN SOWK I Supervised experience in a social welfare agency with emphasis on methods and techniques of generalist social work practice. Opportunity to apply theory and develop skills in delivery of social work services. Successful completion of the two-course sequence requires a student to fulfill a minimum of 440 hours of field instruction within the same social welfare agency accumulated across the fall and spring semesters. Attendance and participation in seminar required. Prerequisites: SOWK 302, 320, admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SOWK 416, 400.