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J-Term 2020 Courses

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SOWK 297 - L01 Topics: Dying in America See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

10335 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Melissa A. Lundquist

Everybody dies, but not everybody dies well. Why not? And what does it mean to die well? To address these questions, the instructors, a social worker and a philosopher, will explore what it means to die well from philosophical and practical perspectives, with special attention to the dynamics that shape end of life experiences in the US. Students will engage materials examining end of life experiences in the US through social, cultural, spiritual, medical, and policy lenses, including academic scholarship, literature, and materials from popular culture. In addition, students will have the opportunity to discuss these issues with professionals from various disciplines who work in the field of death and dying. This course aims to challenge and equip students to develop a concrete, realistic, just, and thoughtful perspective on end of life. It will be taught as a Writing-to-Learn course and will interest students in many areas of study, including Social Work, Philosophy, Pre-Health, Science, Medicine and Society, Family Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Pre-Law, Theology, Public Health, Economics, Business, Communications and Journalism, and Women Studies. No prereqs.

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SCB 2050900-120030 Jan '20

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Spring 2020 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOWK 340 - 01 Human Behav & Social Env - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 112

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- T - R - - -

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0955 - 1135

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SCB 112

Course Registration Number:

22684 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Andrea A. Nesmith

The primary focus of this course is to investigate how humans interact with their social environments. This is a theory-heavy course focusing on metacognition- training students to think about the way we think. The course provides students with knowledge of theories of the social environments and how they impact, as well as are impacted, by human behavior. Further, theories on human behavior are examined through the multidimensional framework constituting biological, psychological, spiritual, socio-cultural, political, and economic factors. Emphasis is on the role of and interaction between these multiple factors at the level of various systems: the individual, family, small group, organization, community, and society, including political and economic systems. The course consists of five modules: interpersonal relations and empowerment; social systems; political and economic systems; justice; and multiculturalism. The course investigates the multiple dimensions and intersections of diversity including gender, race/ethnicity, age, religion, ability, sexual orientation, nationality, and global and international perspectives. Students leave the class with a holistic understanding of the human experience within the environments that surround them. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: SOWK 281; Prerequisites: SOCI 100, PSYC 202, BIOL 105/106 or consent of the program director.

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SOWK 376 - 01 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar M - - - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 206

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M - - - - - -

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1335 - 1510

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SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

22685 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Eva M. Solomonson

Junior Fieldwork complements your academic work through practical experience in a social work agency, institution or department. Under the supervision of an agency field instructor, the student learns beginning social work tasks and functions while applying theory to actual social work situations. Students participate in an on-campus seminar with other junior social work majors while in placement. The placement is 10–12 hours per week throughout two consecutive terms (fall and spring semesters) for day social work students. SOWK 378 (4 credits) is designed for students taking a semester abroad in their junior year. It combines SOWK 375 and SOWK 376 into a single semester. Day students must consult with the program director before registering for this course. Prerequisites: SOWK 375 must be taken before SOWK 376. Prerequisites with concurrency: For SOWK 375: SOWK 281 and SOWK 355.

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SOWK 376 - 02 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 205

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

22692 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Michele R. Braley

Junior Fieldwork complements your academic work through practical experience in a social work agency, institution or department. Under the supervision of an agency field instructor, the student learns beginning social work tasks and functions while applying theory to actual social work situations. Students participate in an on-campus seminar with other junior social work majors while in placement. The placement is 10–12 hours per week throughout two consecutive terms (fall and spring semesters) for day social work students. SOWK 378 (4 credits) is designed for students taking a semester abroad in their junior year. It combines SOWK 375 and SOWK 376 into a single semester. Day students must consult with the program director before registering for this course. Prerequisites: SOWK 375 must be taken before SOWK 376. Prerequisites with concurrency: For SOWK 375: SOWK 281 and SOWK 355.

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SOWK 378 - 01 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar M - - - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 206

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M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

22687 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Eva M. Solomonson

Junior Fieldwork complements your academic work through practical experience in a social work agency, institution or department. Under the supervision of an agency field instructor, the student learns beginning social work tasks and functions while applying theory to actual social work situations. Students participate in an on-campus seminar with other junior social work majors while in placement. The placement is 10–12 hours per week throughout two consecutive terms (fall and spring semesters) for day social work students. SOWK 378 (4 credits) is designed for students taking a semester abroad in their junior year. It combines SOWK 375 and SOWK 376 into a single semester. Day students must consult with the program director before registering for this course. Prerequisites: SOWK 375 must be taken before SOWK 376. Prerequisites with concurrency: For SOWK 375: SOWK 281 and SOWK 355.

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SOWK 380 - D01 Social Work Research - T - R - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 329

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- T - R - - -

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1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

21539 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Andrea A. Nesmith

This course fosters competence in the research skills needed for generalist social work practice. Students will gain knowledge in the steps of conducting research; practice evaluation; conducting research with vulnerable participants; locating and critically evaluating relevant research to inform practice; and evidence-based practice. They will learn values of ethical research practice, using the Belmont Report and the NASW Code of Ethics as guidelines. Particular emphasis is placed on protecting vulnerable research participants. Students will also gain skills in writing and presenting a literature review, developing a research proposal, and applying relevant research to practice. Prerequisites: SOWK 281 and junior status or consent of the program director.

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SOWK 385 - 01 Group Work Skills M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 SCB 205

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M - W - - - -

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1525 - 1700

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SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

22693 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Melissa A. Lundquist

This course is the second of the four-course practice sequence. The primary focus of the course is on the study of human behavior in groups with emphasis on the use of groups in generalist social work practice to accomplish individual, family, organizational and/or community goals. This course provides experiential learning opportunities to integrate knowledge, values, and skills as both a group leader and a group member. The effects of diversity on group interaction are stressed. SOWK 385 is taken with 376 or 378 for students in the spring semester. Prerequisite: SOWK 355 or consent of the Program Director.

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SOWK 391C - 01 Soc Policy for Soc Change - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

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- T - R - - -

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1330 - 1510

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Course Registration Number:

20565 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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SOWK 402 - 01 Gen Pract II: Large Client Sys - - W - - - - 0830 - 1135 SCB 205

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0830 - 1135

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

20692 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Melissa A. Lundquist

This course is a continuation of SOWK 401 and the final of four courses in the practice sequence of the social work curriculum. The focus is on prevention/intervention methods based on generalist social work knowledge that can be applied to client systems of all sizes. A special emphasis is placed on effecting planned change in groups, organizations, communities, and national and global society toward the pursuit of social justice. A combination of lecture, discussion, experiential learning, and small group activities provides students with knowledge and skills for client advocacy and social change. SOWK 402 is taken with 406 in the spring semester. Prerequisites: SOWK 401.

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SOWK 406 - 01 Sr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 206

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

20693 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Eva M. Solomonson

See description for SOWK 405. SOWK 406 is the spring course. Concurrent registration in SOWK 402 is required.

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SOWK 406 - 02 Sr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - - R - - - 1525 - 1700 SCB 205

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- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

20907 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Catrice M. O'Neal

See description for SOWK 405. SOWK 406 is the spring course. Concurrent registration in SOWK 402 is required.

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Summer 2020 Courses

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