Social Work (S Wrk)
001R. College Planning Skills (2)
Seminar in skills, techniques, and strategies needed in order to make a successful academic and personal adjustment to college life. CR/NC grading only; not applicable toward baccalaureate degree requirements.
20. Introduction to Social Work (3)
Social, economic, political, historical, and philosophic components in development of social welfare and social work in western society.
122T. Topics in Social Work (1-3; max total 15)
Topics in fields of social work practice, basic social work theories, and social work methods.
123. Seminar in Social Welfare Policies and Programs (3)
Basic policies and major programs in contemporary social welfare; consumption, income supports, job provision, housing, health, civil rights, consumer advocacy, population control, environmental standards; principles of social security, administration of social services, roles of government and citizen participation.
124. Proseminar in Interviewing (3)
Seminar in principles of interviewing. Conduct, analysis, and presentation of interviews, and case studies.
128. Child Welfare (3)
History, development, and provision of child welfare services in the United States.
129. Treatment of Chemical Dependency (3)
Intervention and treatment of the chemically dependent and of family members; community resources; laboratory skills development.
130. Seminar in Social Work Processes (3)
Introduction to social work intervention.
135. Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)
A general systems approach focused on the interaction of biological, psychological, and cultural phenomena with individuals, small groups, complex organizations, and communities.
140. Seminar in Micro Practice (4)
Cannot be taken concurrently with S Wrk 141. Seminar emphasizing integration of human behavior and social environment theories with principles of beginning social work counseling techniques with individuals, families, and small groups. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours)
141. Seminar in Macro Practice (4)
Cannot be taken concurrently with S Wrk 140. Analysis of and interventive strategies in large groups, organizations, and the community. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours)
142. Social Work with Oppressed Groups (3)
Cultural, ethnic, social, and psychological considerations in helping members of groups who suffer oppressed status in our heterogeneous society.
175. Seminar in Human Services Research (3)
Introduction to social work research and evaluation of social work practice. Focuses on the scientific method, research design, sampling strategies, cultural, gender, and ethical considerations as these relate to social work and social work practice.
176. Seminar in Data Analysis and Presentation (3)
Introduction to statistical methods with a focus on analysis and interpretation of data. Application of research methods to problems of the evaluation of social work practice, as well as program develop ment and evaluation.
180. Training in Public Services (1-2; max total 5)
Planned and supervised experience or study in a field of occupational specialization.
181. Field Instruction (5; max total 10)
Open only to senior social work majors or by permission of instructor. Five units to be taken in conjunction with S Wrk 140; 5 units in conjunction with S Wrk 141. Guided social work practice experience with individuals, groups, families, and organizations in the community. Students are required to carry liability insurance during internships. CR/NC grading only.
185. Capstone Seminar (3)
Open only to social work majors. Prerequisites: senior standing, 5 units of S Wrk 181. Culminating senior seminar integrating theory and practice of social work, current trends in the profession.
190. Independent Study (1-3; max see reference)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study.
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Note: Admission to the M.S.W. program is prerequisite to all graduate courses. Exceptions may be authorized by the department chair.
200. Social Welfare Policy I (3)
Analysis of major social welfare policies; includes consideration of legislative history, social, political, and economic factors, court decisions, and administrative implementation. Comparison of various policy analysis frameworks; the legislative process and involvement of social workers therein.
203. Social Welfare Policy II (3)
Prerequisite: S Wrk 200. Analysis of social agency policy. Board and administrative policy; internal and external influences on development; role of staff, particularly direct-service practitioners, in policy development and revision; impact of policy decisions on service delivery system.
210. Seminar in Behavioral and Environmental Concepts (3)
Concepts of health and disease in a bio-psycho-social and environmental context for social work practice with small systems; emphasis on theories of deviance and pathology.
211. Seminar in Social and Cultural Factors in Social Work (3)
Ethnic, racial, socioeconomic class and gender influences on behavior and their implications for social work practice.
212. Seminar in Small Group Behavior (3)
Analysis of structural properties, interactional dynamics and developmental processes of small groups in social institutions and communities.
223. Seminar in Clinical Social Work Practice (4)
Historical development of dominant theories of social work practice. Primary focus on short-term and crisis intervention with individuals
226. Seminar in CSW Group Therapy (3)
Prerequisite: S Wrk 224 or permission of instructor. Analysis of the theories, practice, principles and techniques of clinical social work practice with small groups.
227. Seminar in CSW Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
Prerequisite: S Wrk 224 or permission of instructor. Analysis of theories, practice, principles and techniques of clinical social work practice with couples and families.
228. Seminar in Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice (3)
Prerequisite: S Wrk 223. Advanced study of theories of psychotherapy and social work practice for intensive treatment.
229. Seminar in CSW Alternate Methods (3)
Prerequisite: S Wrk 220 or by permission of instructor. Analysis of alternate methods affecting clinical social work practice.
233. Social Planning and Administration I (4)
Historical context of social welfare administration; administrative theories and their relevance to social welfare organizations; managerial functions performed in social welfare agencies. Instruction balanced between theory and experiential exercises.
234. Social Planning and Administration II (3)
Prerequisite: S Wrk 233. Organizational analysis in social welfare. Analysis of social service organizations, theories of organization, and their application to human service agencies as differentiated from other organizations; emphasis upon organizational change.
235. Social Planning and Administration III (3)
Prerequisite: S Wrk 233. Social welfare planning. Planning for the agency program and the community, based on needs assessment; sectoral, comprehensive, and systems approaches to social planning; application of specific techniques of planning to community and organizational settings; selected case studies and analysis of plans in areas such as aging, health, alcoholism, and criminal justice.
236. Social Planning and Administration IV (3)
Interpersonal elements in social welfare administration. Knowledge and skills in human relations essential to social welfare administration; application to personnel management, interpersonal, and public relations, involvement of citizen participation in the agency program.
250. Field Instructed Practice (2-8; max total 8)
Concurrent enrollment in S Wrk 224 or 244 required. Advanced field-instructed practice experiences in work with individuals, groups, families, formal organizations, and communities; applying the theories and concepts of social work practice. Students are required to carry liability insurance during internships.
251. Field Instructed Practice (2-8; max total 8)
Prerequisite: S Wrk 250. Continued advanced, field-instructed practice experiences in work with individuals, groups and families, formal organizations, and communities; applying the theories and concepts of social work practice. Students are required to carry liability insurance during internships.
271T. Seminar in Social Work Specializations (1-3; max total 8)
In-depth study of specific treatment modalities or methods, e.g., community or ganization, community development, crisis intervention, personality adjustment.
272T. Seminar in Areas of Social Work (1-3; max total 8)
Theories and developments in the areas of mental health, public health, administration of justice, child welfare, family welfare, income maintenance, schools, international social work, social gerontology, social rehabilitation.
290. Independent Study (1-3; max see reference)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study.
292A. Advanced Social Work Research: Problem Formulation and Method (2)
Explores advanced topics in social work research including conceptualization, operationalization, design, and sampling strategies. It allows students to prepare a proposal for an independently pursued, empirically based research project.
292B. Advanced Social Work Research: Data Collection and Analysis
Prerequisite: S Wrk 292A. Examines advanced strategies for social work research data collection and analysis, Student are able to independently collect data, analyze it, and report findings from a research project.
293. Research Project Design (3)
A course designed to prepare students to develop potentially fundable grant proposals in the social services and to expose them to a variety of potential funding services and approach strategies. Preparation and evaluation o1 grant proposals constitute the basis of this course.
298. Project (2-4; max total 4)
Prerequisite: S Wrk 291. See Criteria for Thesis and Project. A project must evidence originality and independent thinking, appropriate form and organization, and a rationale. It must be described and summarized in a written abstract that includes the project's significance, objectives, methodology, and a conclusion or recommendation.
299. Thesis (3-6; max total 6)
Prerequisite: S Wrk 291. See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree.
(See Course Numbering System.)
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301. Seminar in Social Work Topics (1-3)
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