Areas of Study

Course Overview

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 — to understand the problematic transactions between people and their environments; its goal — to use this understanding to restore and enhance mutually beneficial transactions between people and society through reciprocal tasks and adaptations. Concepts of biopsychosocial development across the life span will be presented. The family will be considered as an open system with functions that shift at stages of transitions.

Prerequisite: Graduate level standing.

Program: Social Work

Credit: 3

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Advanced Field Practicum…

Students in advanced year have a full block…

Social Work

Credits 9


Research Practicum II:…

This course is the second semester of the…

Social Work

Credits 3


Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

Social Work

Credits 1-3


Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic,…

Social Work

Credits 1-3


Advanced Practice Seminar

This course is designed to enhance students' abilities…

Social Work

Credits 3


Issues in Human…

This concentration course, taken in the second year,…

Social Work

Credits 3