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*SOWK 1403. Introduction to Social Welfare Policies and Services. Examination of U.S. social welfare systems in historical, social, political, and cultural contexts. Emphasis on social science methods to critically analyze social problems and the various service and policy responses to them. Concurrent enrollment in SOWK 1411. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours

SOWK 1411. Social Work Praxis Lab. An opportunity to gain familiarity with the helping process through a 30-hour volunteer work experience in an approved social service agency. Journal keeping, agency analysis, and structured reflection provide insight into client populations and various helping roles in a professional setting. Two laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour. 

SOWK 1413. Culture, Inequality and Self. Same as SOCI 1413. Human behavior as affected by culture, social institutions, class, ethnicity, and interpersonal relationships. Satisfies core curriculum requirement for Multicultural Studies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 2813. Human Behavior and the Social Environment. Same as SOCI 2813. Uses a wide range of perspectives--biological, psychological and social/environmental to examine the dynamics of human behavior. Emphasizes ecological systems in relation to individuals’ needs and capacities throughout the life cycle. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 3053. Social Research. Same as SOCI 3053. Introduction to research in the social sciences and practice fields. Emphasizes the decision making involved in planning and executing a study. Gives practice in all stages of the research process. Students are expected to plan and carry out a group or individual research project. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment for major SOCI 3163. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 3221. Social Work Practice I Laboratory. Application of social work practice skills with emphasis on assessment of individual functioning. Use of video lab. Concurrent enrollment: SOWK 3223. Two laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

SOWK 3223. Social Work Practice I. Theory and process for generalist social work practice. With a person-in-environment focus, study includes development of the helping relationship, skills in interviewing and data-gathering, assessment, selecting and carrying out appropriate types of intervention at multiple levels, termination, and evaluation. Concurrent enrollment: SOWK 3221. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 3231. Social Work Practice II Laboratory. Application of social work practice skills with emphasis on assessment of individual and family functioning. Use of video lab. Prerequisite: SOWK 3221 and SOWK 3223. Concurrent Enrollment: SOWK 3233. Two laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

SOWK 3233. Social Work Practice II. Continuation of theory and process for generalist social work practice. Builds on content from SOWK 3223, including further development of interviewing, assessment, and recording skills. Includes in-depth study of small group and family dynamics, skills, and techniques in mediation and leadership, evaluation of intervention effectiveness at multiple levels. Prerequisite: SOWK 3223 and SOWK 3221. Concurrent enrollment: SOWK 3231. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 3241. Social Work Practice III Laboratory. Application of social work practice skills with emphasis on assessment of community needs and resources. Concurrent enrollment: SOWK 3243. Two laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

SOWK 3243. Social Work Practice III. Social work intervention at multiple levels with emphasis on situations where there is a lack of fit between individuals or groups and organizations or institutions. Builds on content in SOWK 3223 and 3233, skills in data gathering, assessment, planning, report writing, and evaluation. Preparation for generalist social work practice with focus on roles of advocate, evaluator, planner, and consultant. Examines delivery of service for at-risk populations. Prerequisites: SOWK 3233 and SOWK 3231. Concurrent enrollment: SOWK 3241. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 3413. Methods and Skills in Working with Groups. Introduction to group work as an interventive skill for helping professionals. Includes history, objectives, theory, and techniques for use in clinical settings. Classroom practice in group leadership and mediation. Appropriate for interdisciplinary team practice. Intended for non-social work majors. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 3453. Children’s Rights and Services. An exploration of the customary and legal rights of children with a focus on social and political forces. Social services available in income maintenance, schools, day care, institutional care, foster care, homemaker service, protective services, and to teenage parents. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 3463. Social Work in Health Settings. Social work roles, interventions and issues related to health care. Examines impact of illness and disability on individuals and families, policies, and programs. Case examples illustrate ethical decision-making and teamwork with other health service providers in a variety of settings. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 3483. Developing Societies. Same as SOCI 3483. Survey of global development issues: definitions and theoretical perspectives. Case studies from varied world regions illustrate development strategies and outcomes. Examines role of international organizations and policies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 3813. Human Behavior in the Social Environment II. Examines systems of all sizes, from families to broad social institutions; extends theories and principles from SOWK 2813 to analyze social and economic injustice and systems of oppression; application of social work skills and values to ameliorate these conditions in a complex and diversified society. Prerequisite: SOWK 2813. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 4023. Sexualities and Identities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. Same as WS 4023 and SOCI 4023. Sexuality as an identity formation, social category, and theoretical construct. Interdisciplinary in focus and foundation. Aesthetic, cultural, historical, and institutional discourses which frame our contemporary understandings of sexuality. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 4433. Social Issues, Programs, and Policies. An examination of the policy-making process. Current social issues, programs, and public policy issues are explored. Intervention techniques aimed at influencing and changing social welfare and public policies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 4463. Social Work Integrative Seminar. Provides an opportunity to discuss and process the field practicum experience. Concurrent enrollment required: SOWK 4469. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

SOWK 4469. Social Work Field Practicum. Provides students with a supervised social work experience in an agency setting. Prerequisites: Completion of all course work, a grade point average of 2.5 or above, a grade of C or better in all required courses, and permission of the social work faculty. Concurrent enrollment required: SOWK 4463. Thirty-two laboratory hours a week. Credit: Nine hours.

SOWK 4903.02 ST: Culturally Competent Practice.

SOWK 4903.03 ST: Special needs of Vulnerable Populations

SOWK 4911. Independent Study.

SOWK 4913. Independent Study.

Satisfies core social/behavioral requirements.

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