Social Work (SWK)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Program and intervention development and evaluation research in health settings; issues and skill development in program design and methods for evaluation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.