SOWK 483-703 SOWK PRCTCE IN RURAL ENVR Explore the unique problems and social needs of non-urban areas, particularly small towns and rural communities. Comprehend the social structure of such communities as well as the challenges of living in such areas, such as lack of, or remoteness of, resources, poverty and the need to seek alternative interventions to work with the client populations. Prerequisite: Junior or senior status or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.
SOWK 623-681 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE III Third of three practice courses preparing students for a generalist approach to social work. Expands basic knowledge, values, ethics and skills, with emphasis on macro level problem solving. Includes theories and techniques needed for practice within an organization and/or community context. Prerequisite: SOWK 620. Pre or Corequisite: SOWK 622. Three hours per week.
SOWK 420-681 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.
SOWK 620-681 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I Emphasizes a generalist social work perspective for the mastery of practice theory and the development of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills related to social work practice with individuals and families. Prerequisite: For graduate study only. Three hours per week.
SOWK 640-681 FIELD INSTRUCTION I The first of a two-semester (fall/spring) sequence of supervised experience in the delivery of social services where students are required to participate in an agency-based field practicum for two days per week under the supervision of an agency based field instructor with an M.S.W. Successful completion of the two-course sequence requires a student to fulfill a minimum of 490 hours of field instruction within the same social welfare agency accumulated across the fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites or Corequisites: SOWK 620, admission to the graduate social work program. Corequisite: SOWK 616. Two working days per week. A seminar with small group discussions on field experiences with related written assignments and activities will be conducted concurrently.