Introduces the social work profession and provides an overview of fields of social welfare services. Explores the various professional roles social workers play in working in each field. Examines the social welfare system as a society’s response to human need and structure for delivery of social services. Thirty hours of volunteer service in a social agency required. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SOWK 302 HUM BEHAVIOR SOCIAL ENVIR II (Spring 2020)
Examines communities, groups and organizations as social systems and environmental contexts. Reflects social work’s values and principles in the macro social environment and the integration of theories drawn from sociology, psychology, biology, anthropology and economics to understand and critically analyze the multiple influences on human behavior as affected by race, class, gender, age and sexual orientation. Develops macro-assessment skills within the framework of empowerment. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, 300 or permission of instructor. Four hours per week.
SOWK 622 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE II (Spring 2020)
Second of three practice courses preparing students for a generalist approach to social work practice. Expands basic knowledge, values, ethics and skills, with emphasis on mezzo-level problem solving. Includes theories and techniques for planning, assessment and advocacy for family and small group intervention. Prerequisite: SOWK 620. Three hours per week.
SOWK 630 THEOR ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR II (Spring 2020)
Examines the development of communities and organizations as social systems. Human behavior as affected by race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation is a major component. Reflects social work's unique integration of theories drawn from sociology, psychology, biology, anthropology and economics to understand the multiple influences on behavior. Macro sociological theories for critical analyses of society, communities, social institutions and social organizations are presented. Develops macro assessment skills. Prerequisite: SOWK 610 or permission of department. Three hours per week.