Academics
Areas of Study

SWK-595

SWK-595 Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

SWK-595 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

SWK-601

SWK-601 Child Welfare Practice

This course introduces the student to the field of child welfare and provides an overview of child welfare policy, theory, research, and practice issues. It...

SWK-702

SWK-702 Play Therapy

This course is designed to give the candidate exposure to the various play therapies: play room, sand tray, art, movement and psychodrama. Through reading, lecture,...

SWK-705

SWK-705 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

This foundation course affirms the central focus of social work practice as the person or human group in interaction with the social environment. Its purpose...

SWK-706

SWK-706 Human Behavioral and the Social Environment II

This course examines the behaviors, functions, and structure of groups, communities, and organizations. Students are introduced to theories that explain interactions within and between each...

SWK-707

SWK-707 Introduction to Gerontology

This second course examines the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging, with special attention to the interrelationship between theoretical and practice-oriented knowledge. The course...

SWK-709

SWK-709 Social Work Perspectives on Dysfunction

This required course examines dysfunctional behavior in the context of developmental and environmental stresses. Ego psychology as a personality theory is considered as a means...

SWK-711

SWK-711 Social Policy and Social Services

This foundation course is an introduction to the understanding and appraisal of social services and social policies in the United States. The social values and...

SWK-713

SWK-713 Issues in Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations

This concentration course, taken in the second year, focuses on human behavior and the social environment of deaf and hard of hearing populations. The course...

SWK-715

SWK-715 Disability Policy: Implications for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations

This course presents specialized content about social welfare policies affecting deaf and hard of hearing people and people with disabilities. These policies are discussed within...

SWK-716

SWK-716 Social Work Licensure Preparation

This online elective course has been designed for social work students, graduates and professionals who want to gain knowledge on how they can prepare before...

SWK-717

SWK-717 Cultural Competence

This course examines theories of cultural and ethnic identity, literature related to the cultures of women, deaf and hard of hearing people, gay and lesbian...

SWK-741

SWK-741 Social Work Practice I : Individuals

This course is the first Foundation Year practice course given during the first semester of the MSW program. The course focuses on knowledge, values and...

SWK-742

SWK-742 Social Work Practice II

This is the second foundation course in the sequence of social work practice courses. It focuses on the knowledge, values, and skills required for effective...

SWK-743

SWK-743 Social Work Practice with Older Persons and Their Families

The focus of this course is on assessment and intervention with older people and their families. A primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention model is presented...

SWK-744

SWK-744 Social Work Practice with Families and Small Groups

This course is a foundation year social work practice course which focuses on the development of social work knowledge, values and skill in work with...

SWK-749

SWK-749 Social Policy and Community Planning with Aging Persons

This course is part of the required sequence for the aging and hearing loss concentration. Its focus is on social policy and community planning issues...

SWK-751

SWK-751 Practice with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations: Micro Interventions

This practice course is taken in the concentration (second year) of the Masters degree program focusing on advanced social work practice with deaf and hard...

SWK-752

SWK-752 Practice with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations: Macro Interventions

This is the second concentration practice course with a focus on specialized knowledge and skills needed to work with organizations and communities of which deaf...

SWK-755

SWK-755 QualitativeSocial Work Research

This three-credit course is a required part of the foundation curriculum that provides social work students with generalist skills needed in the social work profession....

SWK-756

SWK-756 Quantitative Social Work Research

This three-credit course is a required part of the foundation curriculum that provides social work students with generalist skills needed in the social work profession....

SWK-771

SWK-771 Foundation Field Practicum I

Foundation Field Practicum I comprises a semester-long, 16 - 20 hour-per-week, supervised experience in a social service agency or school and a bi-weekly seminar class....

SWK-772

SWK-772 Foundation Field Practicum II

This course follows successful completion of SWK 771. Students return to their agencies a week prior to the start of classes for 16-20 hours a...

SWK-780

SWK-780 Advanced Practice Seminar

This course is designed to enhance students' abilities to integrate micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice with deaf and hard of hearing...

SWK-783

SWK-783 Advanced Field Practicum with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations

Students in advanced year have a full block placement in the spring semester while taking two additional online courses. During the semester, students are placed...

SWK-792

SWK-792 Research Practicum II: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations

This course is the second semester of the advanced research sequence. Students continue their research project (thesis), collecting their data, and analyzing findings using computer...

SWK-795

SWK-795 Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

SWK-795 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

SWK-799

SWK-799 Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic, of interest to the student and the faculty member, not covered in the curriculum. Independent studies should...

SWK-195

SWK-195 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for freshmen. Students may enroll in 195 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

SWK-195 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

SWK-201

SWK-201 Social Work Practice and AIDS

This course is an elective that examines topics related to understanding the psychosocial issues associated with HIV/AIDS and the various roles human service professionals assume...

SWK-202

SWK-202 Adoptive Family Systems

The course explores the strengths and challenges of adoptive family life from a systems perspective and introduces current theory and research that informs social work...

SWK-203

SWK-203 Introduction to Social Work

This course is an introduction to the profession of social work. It is the required first course for social work majors and is also open...

SWK-204

SWK-204 Professional Communication for Social Workers

This three-credit course is designed for students and professionals to improve their written and ASL communication skills within the field of social work. Students in...

SWK-222

SWK-222 Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies

This 3-credit course will provide an introduction into Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Studies. This course will use texts, articles, speakers, literature, and film...

SWK-265

SWK-265 Child Welfare

This course introduces the student to the fields of child welfare with an emphasis on child maltreatment. It looks at child abuse and neglect in...

SWK-267

SWK-267 Alcohol and Drug Addictions: Intervention Strategies

This course prepares the student in one of the helping professions to understand the primary issues related to the use and abuse of alcohol and...

SWK-295

SWK-295 Special Topics

Special Topics in the discipline, designed primarily for sophomores. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

SWK-295 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

SWK-304

SWK-304 Social Welfare Policy

This course explores the history and values of the social work profession in relation to the development of the social welfare system as well as...

SWK-306

SWK-306 Assessment and Intervention Strategies with Diverse Populations

The goal of this course is for social work students to enhance their assessment and intervention knowledge, value base, and skills in order to more...

SWK-307

SWK-307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: Micro

The course examines human behavior from conception through very old age. Throughout the course, the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth of individuals and families...

SWK-308

SWK-308 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II: Macro

The course explores human behavior in communities, organizations and groups (macro systems). An overarching ecosystems perspective is emphasized for understanding how each macro system can...

SWK-318

SWK-318 Human Diversity

This course provides students an opportunity for examination of personal attitudes, stereotypes, biases, and misconceptions that affect ethnic-competent professional practice. Attention is given to increasing...

SWK-333

SWK-333 LGBTQ+ Community and Mental Health Practice

The purpose of the course is to increase students¿ understanding of life span theories, human behavior theories, and intervention models and techniques when working with...

SWK-335

SWK-335 Social Work Practice I: Individuals

This is the first course in the social work practice sequence and emphasizes the generalist model as the framework for all social work practice using...

SWK-337

SWK-337 Social Work Practice II: Case Management

Case Management is a required course in the practice sequence. It introduces students to case management and the various methods of intervention used with the...

SWK-395

SWK-395 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

SWK-395 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

SWK-436

SWK-436 Social Work Practice III: Families and Groups

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills for social work practice with families and groups. Particular attention is given to families in...

SWK-441

SWK-441 Quantitative Research Methods in Social Work

The course focuses on quantitative research methods that is a required part of the foundation curriculum that provides social work students with generalist skills needed...

SWK-442

SWK-442 Qualitative Research Methods in Social Work

The course focuses on qualitative research methods that is a required part of the foundation curriculum that provides social work students with generalist skills needed...

SWK-482

SWK-482 Social Work Practice IV: Organizations and Communities

This course focuses on the development of skills for planned change in organizations and communities. The problem-solving process learned in previous social work practice courses...

SWK-484

SWK-484 Social Work Practicum I:Internship

This course is part of a sequence with SWK 486. Each semester students have approximately 225 hours of practicum. They spend 16 hours per week...

SWK-486

SWK-486 Social Work Practicum II: Internship

This is the second semester course following SWK 484; students remain in the same practicum agency to ensure that there is sufficient time to develop...

SWK-494

SWK-494 Senior Seminar

This course taken in the final semester of the major focuses on furthering the process of integrating social work knowledge, values, and skills. Students draw...

SWK-495

SWK-495 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for seniors who are majors or minors. Students may enroll in 495 Special Topics multiple times, as long...

SWK-495 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

SWK-499

SWK-499 Independent Study

Intensive supervised study and research on topics of the student's selection.

SWK-595

SWK-595 Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

SWK-595 Special Topics
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Credit 1-3

SGS-505

SGS-505 LGBTQ+ Mental Health Practice

The purpose of the course is to increase students¿ understanding of life span theories, human behavior theories, and intervention models and techniques when working with...

SWK-507

SWK-507 Alcohol and Drug Addictions: Intervention Strategies

This course prepares the student in one of the helping professions to understand the primary issues related to the use and abuse of alcohol and...

SGS-505

SGS-505 LGBTQ+ Mental Health Practice

The purpose of the course is to increase students¿ understanding of life span theories, human behavior theories, and intervention models and techniques when working with...

SWK-507

SWK-507 Alcohol and Drug Addictions: Intervention Strategies

This course prepares the student in one of the helping professions to understand the primary issues related to the use and abuse of alcohol and...

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