Course Descriptions

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Course Number Title Credits
DRSW  700 Hist. of SW & SW Education 3
DRSW  710 Social Work Education 3
DRSW  716 Obligations of Professoriate 3
DRSW  717 Ped in SW Edu: Theory & Prac 3
DRSW  718 Curric. Dev.: Mission, Purpose 3
DRSW  719 Creating Hybrid/Online Courses 3
DRSW  720 Soc. Work Theoretical Persp. 3
DRSW  721 Teaching Social Work 3
DRSW  722 Mixed Methods SW Research 3
DRSW  723 Engaged Scholarship 3
DRSW  724 Interprofessional Ed in SW Edu 3
DRSW  725 Teaching Practicum 3
DRSW  726 DSW Capstone Seminar 3
DRSW  730 Des.& Imp. Field Ed Prog 3
DRSW  731 Grant Writing 3
DRSW  732 Prog. Eval & Assess. 3
DRSW  733 Program Administration 3
DRSW  734 Supervision, Ment. & Fac Dev 3
DRSW  735 Independent Study 3
DRSW  736 Int'l SW & Glob Perspectives 3
DRSW  790 Topics 1 TO 3
DRSW  800 Banded Dissertation 3

Required Courses

  • DRSW 700: History of Social Work and Social Work Education
  • DRSW 710: Social Work Education  
  • DRSW 716: Roles and Responsibilities of the Professoriate
  • DRSW 717: Pedagogies in Social Work Education: Theory and Practice
  • DRSW 718: Mission and Purpose through Curriculum Development
  • DRSW 719: Creating Hybrid, Online Course Formats
  • DRSW 720: Social Work Theoretical Perspectives
  • DRSW 721: Teaching Social Work  
  • DRSW 722: Using Mixed Methods in Social Work Research
  • DRSW 723: Engaged Scholarship
  • DRSW 724: Interprofessional Education/ IPC Experiential 

DRSW 725: Teaching Practicum    
  • DRSW 726: DSW Capstone Seminar: Writing for Publication
  • DRSW 790: Research: Fundamentals to Advanced Perspectives
  • DRSW 800: Banded Dissertation

What is a "Banded Dissertation"?

Through our banded dissertation process, each graduate leaves the St. Kate’s – St. Thomas DSW program with three critical works of scholarship:

  • Three distinct, solo-authored, publishable articles with a unified theme (content, problem, population, etc.); one article must be research-based


  • Two distinct, solo-authored, publishable articles and one completed (also distinct, solo-authored) regional or national peer reviewed presentation or approved scholarship product, with documentation materials; all three works have a unified theme (content, problem, population, etc.); one article must be research-based

As a practice degree, our DSW focuses on the types of engaged scholarship that faculty are typically expected to produce throughout their professional careers. Students will work with course instructors and their banded dissertation adviser to ensure their works meet the "publishable" criteria. Students will complete all three products before graduation.

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