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MSW program application for 2018-2019

 

 

COURSE NAME

COURSE DESCRIPTION

SW 6000 MSW Practice I (3 hours)                                     

A social work methods course designed to enable the student to understand and apply social work methods within the context of the generalist perspective with individuals and families.

SW 6010 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3 hours) ONLINE

An introduction to the theories and knowledge of the human bio-psycho-social development including theories and knowledge about the range of social systems in which individuals live (families, groups, organizations, agencies, and communities).

SW 6020 Research I (3 hours)

This is a basic research and statistical methods course, utilizing research in general inquiry and practice evaluation in social work with the generalist perspective.

SW 6030 Social Welfare Policy and Services (3 hours) ONLINE

The historical development, philosophical orientation, and analysis of U.S. social welfare policy and services, including the global context.

SW 6100 MSW Practice II (3 hours)

A social work methods course designed to enable the student to understand and apply social work methods within the context of the generalist perspective with groups, agencies, and communities.  Pre-requisite MSW Practice I

SW 6110 Social Justice & Equity for Multicultural Populations (3 hours) ONLINE

An overview of the professional commitment of social work to oppressed peoples.

SW 6120 Research II (3 hours)

An advanced discussion of program evaluation strategies and single system design issues.  The student will conduct a research project.  Pre-requisite Research I

SW 6130 Practicum IA (3 hours)

A 200 hour field practicum experience within the generalist perspective.  May be taken concurrently with SW 6140 Practicum IB.  Pre-requisites MSW Practice I, HBSE, Research I, & Policy

SW 6140 Practicum IB (3 hours)

A 200 hour field practicum experience with the generalist perspective.  May be taken concurrently with SW 6130 Practicum IA.  Pre-requisites MSW Practice I, HBSE, Research I, & Policy

COURSE NAME

COURSE DESCRIPTION

SW 6200 Advanced Practice with Individuals (3 hours)                                    

Advanced practice with individuals including client system assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

SW 6210 Advanced Practice with Families (3 hours)

Advanced practice with families including client system assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

SW 6220 Advanced Group Practice (3 hours)

Advanced practice with groups including client system assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

SW 6230 Advanced Macro Practice (3 hours)

Advanced practice with organizations and communities including system assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

SW 6240 Social Policy Analysis (3 hours) ONLINE

A study of the design, implementation, and analysis of social policies and their impact on social work practice.

SW 6300 Empirical Social Work Practice (4 hours)

A seminar in the integration of theoretical perspectives and the application of research findings and empirical outcome evaluation techniques to advanced generalist social work practice .  Pre-requisites Social Policy Analysis, Advanced Practice with Individuals, and Families or Groups.

SW 6310 Practicum IIA (4 hours)

A 250 hour field practicum experience.    May be taken concurrently with SW 6320 Practicum IIB.  Pre-requisites Social Policy Analysis, Advanced Practice with Individuals, and Families or Groups.

SW 6320 Practicum IIB (4 hours)

A 250 hour field practicum experience.  May be taken concurrently with SW 6310 Practicum IIA.  Pre-requisites Social Policy Analysis, Advanced Practice with Individuals, and Families or Groups

*Prerequisite:  All foundation courses must be completed or student admitted advanced standing

COURSE NAME

COURSE DESCRIPTION

SW 5000 Special Topics (3 hours) ONLINE

Special topics in social work and social welfare.  May be repeated for a maximum of 15 hours.  

SW 6400 Independent Study (3 hours)

Independent study allows a student to develop more fully an area of his or her particular interest.  Topics for intensive study are chose in joint consultation between the student and the instructor.

SW 6410 Aging: Issues and Controversies (3 hours)                                     

This course examines the biological, psychological, and social issues affecting older adults.  The field of gerontology is explored with special attention to current controversies in health care, independence, and social status with application of ethical theories to these problems.  Special attention is given to the impacts of on the family of caregiving, alternative living arrangements, cognitive and physical decline, and other aging issues.

SW 6420 Adult Mental Health (3 hours) ONLINE

The course prepares students for advanced generalist practice with substantive knowledge from the field of mental health.  Students will learn the basics of DSM-IV-TR diagnosis, biopsychosocial assessment, and treatment planning.  They will be exposed to the skills necessary to conduct strengths and competency-based assessments and interventions.

 SW 6430 Children's Mental Health (3 hours) ONLINE

This course covers general theories about children's mental health, DSM diagnosis, and specific interventions in working with children with emotional disorders.  It prepares students for practice with children with emotional disorders, both within the mental health system and in related areas of child welfare practice.

SW 6440 Trauma and Recovery (3 hours) ONLINE

This course covers general theories about trauma and recovery from it, and focuses on specific types of trauma such as intimate partner violence, sexual assault, war, elder abuse, and natural disasters.  It covers specific techniques for assisting clients with recovery from trauma.

 

MSW Foundation

FALL
SW 6000   MSW Practice I   3
SW 6010  HBSE (online)   3
SW 6020  Research I   3
SW 6030  Policy (online)    3
SW 5000  Special Topics (online)   3
Total Hours   15
SPRING
SW 6100  MSW Practice II    3
SW 6110  Social Justice (online)   3
SW 6120  Research II   3
SW 6130  Practicum IA (200 hrs)   3
SW 6140  Practicum IB (200 hrs)   3
Total Hours   15
SUMMER (Optional)
SW 5000 Special Topics (online)   3
SW 6140 Practicum IB (200 hrs)   3
Total Hours   6
       

MSW Advanced Generalist

FALL
SW 6200 Advanced Practice w/ individuals 3
SW 6210 Advance Families OR 3
SW 6220 Advanced Groups 3
SW 6240 Social Policy Analysis (online) 3
SW 5000 Special Topics (online) 3
Total Hours 15
SPRING
SW 6300 Empirical Social Work Practice 4
SW 5000 Special Topics 3
SW 6310 Practicum IIA (250 hrs) 4
SW 6320 Practicum IIB (250 hrs) 4
Total Hours 15
SUMMER (Optional)
SW 5000 Special Topics (online) 3
SW 6320 Practicum IIB (250 hrs) 4
Total Hours 7

MSW Foundation

FALL (Year 1)
SW 6000   MSW Practice I   3
SW 6010  HBSE (online)   3
Total Hours   6
SPRING (Year 1)
SW 6100  MSW Practice II    3
SW 6110  Social Justice (online)   3
Total Hours   6
SUMMER (Year 1)
SW 5000 Special Topics (online)   3
Total Hours   3
       

MSW Foundation

FALL (Year 2)
SW 6020  Research I 3
SW 6030  Policy (online) 3
Total Hours 6
SPRING (Year 2)
SW 6120  Research II 3
SW 6130  Practicum IA (200 hrs) 3
Total Hours 6
SUMMER (Year 2)
SW 6140 Practicum IB (200 hrs) 3
Total Hours 3

MSW Advanced Generalist

FALL (Year 1)
SW 6200   Advanced Practice w/ individuals   3
SW 6240  Social Policy
  3
Total Hours   6
SPRING (Year 1)
SW 5000 Special Topics (online)   3
SW 5000 Special Topics (online))   3
Total Hours   6
SUMMER (Year 1)
N/A    
Total Hours   3
       

MSW Advanced Generalist

FALL (Year 2)
SW 6010 HBSE (online) 3
SW 6220 Advanced Groups 3
SW 6030 Policy (online)
3
Total Hours 6
SPRING (Year 2)
SW 6300 Empirical Social Work Practice 4
SW 6310 Practicum IIA 4
Total Hours 8
SUMMER (Year 2)
SW 6320 Practicum IIB 4
Total Hours 4