Center for International Education

 

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Social Work Module (Sample Coursework)

Social Work Department

Fall Semester

200. INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE
3 hours credit
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.

Spring Semester

101. INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
4 hours credit
Identification and analysis of basic concepts of sociology; study of inter-relatedness of structures, systems and institutions, and of the social processes by which society evolves.

300. HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I
3 hours credit
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.

305. SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY
3 hours credit
Historical and analytical overview of social welfare policy in the United States. Selective examination of contemporary programs and services; analysis of policies; issues and problems;
evaluation of programs and services for effectiveness.