Social Work (SWK)

SWK 501 Foundations of Gen Practice I3 Credit hours   

This is the first in a sequence of two courses designed to develop the practice knowledge and skills necessary for MSW students to begin professional social work practice. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of generalist practice.

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SWK 511 Foundations of HBSE3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to enhance student's understanding of human behavior in the context of the social environment. The course includes content on theories and knowledge relative to human behavior and includes content on lifespan development, diversity, and culturally sensitive social work practice.

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SWK 521 Foundations of Social Policy3 Credit hours   

The initial focus of this course is to provide students with an historical background of social welfare and social work. Students will learn how to analyze social policies focused on the social welfare institution.

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SWK 531 Foundations of Gen Practice II3 Credit hours   

This is the second of two courses in MSW social work practice focused on preparing the student for entry into professional social work. Particular emphasis placed on the micro level of practice, working with individuals and families.

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SWK 541 Foundations of Research3 Credit hours   

Introduction to scientific, analytic, approach to building knowledge and skills, including: role of concepts and theory, hypothesis, formulation, operationalization, research design, data collection, data processing, statistical analysis, introductory computer skills, and report writing.

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SWK 551 Foundations of Field Practicum1-9 Credit hours   

This course is part of the field practicum experience where students are supervised in a social welfare agency for 400 clock hours. Building on foundation practice skills, students will apply knowledge, values, and skills to the generalist practice experience under the supervision of a licensed social worker.

Pre-req: SWK 501 and SWK 511.

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SWK 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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SWK 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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SWK 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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SWK 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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SWK 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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SWK 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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SWK 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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SWK 613 Adv Human Behavior Social Env3 Credit hours   

Social Work 613 is the second course in a two-course sequence that promotes a multidimensional understanding of human functioning and behavior across systems and the life course. This course specifically examines human behavior and functioning among individuals and families.

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SWK 615 Psychopathology3 Credit hours   

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation for understanding psychopathology and provides the knowledge for psychological diagnosis in clinical social work practice.

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SWK 622 Int Health Policy & Services3 Credit hours   

The purpose of this course is to provide intensive study of the evolution of the integration of primary care and behavioral health services and to provide an opportunity for students to synsthesize and apply this learning to the practice of policy in the behavorial health service arena.

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SWK 623 Mil MH & Impact of Trauma3 Credit hours   

The course explores the effects of deployment and combat stress on the physical and mental health of active duty U.S. service members and their families.

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SWK 630 Int MH, Substance Use & Trauma3 Credit hours   

this course identifies and explains ways to which clients with a diagnosis of trauma and co-occuring mental health and substance use can be treated simultaneously.

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SWK 631 Int Health Models & Pract3 Credit hours   

This course prepares social workers to work collaboratively with cross disciplinary teams of providers. Social workers will be prepared to work in a variety of roles and functions, and possess the necessary skills to engage with highly diverse populations.

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SWK 633 Adv Clin SW Prac Ind Fam3 Credit hours   

This course builds upon first year human behavior and practice foundation courses from a trans-disciplinary perspective. The goal is to facilitate integrating this knowledge with advanced analysis of research and theory for social work practice in healthcare settings.

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SWK 634 Adv SW Prac Gps Com & Org3 Credit hours   

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to understand community, group, and organizational behaviors and the planned change process. Particular focus will be on rural and underserved populations.

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SWK 642 Adv Social Research I3 Credit hours   

This course introduces students to the philosophical and methodological issues of qualitative research. The course focuses on practicing various methods with the goal of producing a small qualitative study.

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SWK 643 Adv SW Research II3 Credit hours   

Program and intervention development and evaluation research in health settings; issues and skill development in program design and methods for evaluation.

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SWK 650 Und Military Culture3 Credit hours   

The purpose of this course is to train students to understand the military culture within which military families function. The course looks at stressors such as deployment, diversity of military family structures and a range of diversity filters which impact the military family and military culture.

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SWK 653 Adv Field Practicum1-9 Credit hours   

This course provides concentration year students with an agency-based field instruction and classroom seminar for advanced learning and practice opportunities. The practicum takes place during the second semester of the concentration year.

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SWK 655 Comorb Ment & Phy Disorders3 Credit hours   

The course focues on behavioral health issues as related to prevention, assessment, treatment, and evaluation, and the effective implementation with all individuals to include military and military affiliated individuals, including veterans and their families.

Co-req: SWK 634
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SWK 670 Adv Theory & Pract Child3 Credit hours   

The course builds a framework for social work interventions using normative developmental supports and mental health case planning. Students will develop advanced clinical social work practice knowledge and skills for working with children and adolescents with mental health risks.

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SWK 673 Family & Community Violence3 Credit hours   

This course provides content covering various types of violence through the lifespan. Specifically, child abuse, school violence, juvenille violence, family violence, workplace violence, and elder abuse will be analyzed and discussed. The course will consider the risk factors, current policies, practices and interventions with vulnerable populations.

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SWK 681 Suicidology3 Credit hours   

The course explores concepts of suicide as a public health issue. The course provides students with an understanding of suicide language and evidenced based clinical practice techniques.

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SWK 682 Human Trafficking3 Credit hours   

Human Trafficking is grounded in fundamental concepts related to trafficking of human beings. Multiple forms of human exploitation as well as implications for social policy and interventions are discussed.

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