Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Social Work


Note: Additional work will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.

SW 433           Independent Studies in Social Work                                                        3
Prereq.:  Senior standing in the Social Work major and permission of the program director. Student must have a written study proposal approved by the program director prior to registering for this course. Readings and research in selected areas of social work. On demand. 

SW 436           Health and Social Work                                                                             3
Prereq.:  SW 226 and 227; or permission of the instructor. Examination of health issues such as cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, and other disabilities; prevention, treatment, and attitudes; policies and programs in both public and private sectors which impinge upon the lives of clients with health problems. Irregular. 

SW 437           Child Welfare I                                                                                            3
Prereq.:  SW 226 and 227; or permission of the instructor. Examination of the role of the social worker in meeting the needs and protecting the rights of children. Irregular. 

SW 438           Child Welfare II                                                                                           3
Prereq.:  SW 226 and 227; or permission of instructor. Examination of current social issues, such as war, poverty, and divorce, that impact the lives of children. Irregular. 

SW 441           Social Work Practice with Latinos                                                            3
Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Critical aspects in understanding the Latino community and how they relate to social work. Micro, mezzo and macro approaches to providing strength-based culturally relevant interventions are highlighted. Irregular. [I] 

SW 442           The Social Consequences of Immigration                                                3
Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Explores the development of immigration policies, social service delivery structures, and practices that help social workers provide services to immigrants and refugees. Irregular. [I] 

SW 478           Current Topics in Social Work                                                                  3
Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Analysis and evaluation of special topics in the general field of social work. Topics will vary from year to year. If topics vary, may be taken more than once. Irregular.  

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