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323 Social Work Practice with the Aged (3)
This course is designed to give the student an overview of the variety of social, psychological, physical, economical, and environmental issues that confront our aging population today. Students will be exposed to a number of social work generalist roles, primary prevention strategies, and relevant social work interventions which are based on major theoretical approaches in working with this population. Open to all students.
Prereq: None. F

325 Introduction to Social Work Statistics (3)
This basic statistics course is designed to expose students to descriptive and inferential statistical measurements. The course will overview various methods of data collection, analysis, and presentation. Research methodology and related issues will be examined as they pertain to the social work researcher and more specifically, the social work practitioner.
Prereq: SOCW 221 and MATH 100. Open to social work majors and pre-majors or consent of instructor. F, Sp, Su

326 Introduction to Social Work Research (3)
The course is designed to expose the student to the fundamentals of social work research methodology. Students will gain basic skills and knowledge related to hypothesis development, sampling procedures, research methodology, measurement processes, and evaluative procedures. Careful attention will be paid to research methodology used by the social work professional to evaluate macro and micro practice situations and program development.
Prereq: SOCW 252 and open to social work majors or pre-majors or consent of instructor. Sp, Su

340 Communications Skills (3)
A laboratory experience that engages students in experiential learning situations which enhance interpersonal communication and professional interviewing skills essential to the helping professions. Variables including culture, race, gender, age, ethnic background, disability, and social and economic justice will be examined as they impact the professional communications process. Open to social work majors only.
Prereq: None. F

341 Social Welfare Policy-Program and Service Delivery Analysis (3)
Social work is a policy-based profession and this course takes the student through the analysis of policy as it affects the practice of social work. The student will study the historical, social, political, and economical aspects of social welfare policy and engage in the analysis of a social welfare policy. The course also will be examining the impact of policy change on both diverse groups and populations at risk. Open to social work majors only.
Prereq: None. F

342 Social Work Practice with Micro Systems I (3)
This course is designed to build knowledge and develop the skills needed to work with individuals in a variety of settings. Generalist practice intervention is used as a model to help the student in understanding and completing assessments and in developing intervention plans among diverse populations and populations at risk. The student also will explore ethical and value issues that confront the social worker. Open to social work majors only.
Prereq: None. F

343 Social Work Practice with Micro Systems II (3)
The purpose of this course is to train student social workers in group methods that will be utilized in generalist social work practice situations. The types of social group work are covered, the history of group work, and the skills needed to be an effective group leader are presented. Students also will be exposed to group work with both diverse groups and/or populations at risk. Open to social work majors only.
Prereq: None. Sp

344 Social Work Practice with Macro Systems (3)
The macro course prepares social work students to facilitate planned changes in the community and within agencies. Social work macro practice theory and strategies will be presented to students in the course. The student will demonstrate learning by identifying a problem or need in the community, developing an implementation plan based on solid research, and carrying out the implementation plan and evaluating the results. Open to social work majors only.
Prereq: None. Sp

390 Independent Study in Social Work (1-3)
This course is intended for the examination of special topics in social work on an individual basis. Topics will be developed and examined on an arranged basis in agreement with the student and the supervising faculty member. Research will culminate in a scholarly paper submitted by the student.
Prereq: Social Work junior standing and consent of instructor. F, Sp, Su


392 Global Social Work (1-3)
This course is designed for students seeking to increase their global awareness by engaging in social service work outside the United States. Included in the course is a visit to another country where students will apply social work skills and values through service learning activities.
Prereq: SOCW 221, permission of instructor, and sophomore standing. This course fulfills the requirement for Core Curriculum (C5) Global Communities. Sp


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