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Spring 2021 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOWK 181 - 01 Introduction to Social Work See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

25411 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Melissa A. Lundquist

This course introduces the student to the profession of social work within the context of the social welfare system. It provides an overview of an integrative approach to generalist social work practice which emphasizes intervention on individual, community and societal levels. Special emphasis is placed on values, human diversity, social justice and social work fields of practice.

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1335-151001 Feb '21
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MCH 1171335-151008 Feb '21
1335-151015 Feb '21
MCH 1171335-151022 Feb '21
1335-151001 Mar '21
MCH 1171335-151008 Mar '21
1335-151015 Mar '21
MCH 1171335-151022 Mar '21
1335-151012 Apr '21
MCH 1171335-151019 Apr '21
1335-151026 Apr '21
MCH 1171335-151003 May '21
1335-151010 May '21
SOWK 181 - 01A Introduction to Social Work See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

26318 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Melissa A. Lundquist

This course introduces the student to the profession of social work within the context of the social welfare system. It provides an overview of an integrative approach to generalist social work practice which emphasizes intervention on individual, community and societal levels. Special emphasis is placed on values, human diversity, social justice and social work fields of practice.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1335-151001 Feb '21
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1335-151008 Feb '21
MCH 1171335-151015 Feb '21
1335-151022 Feb '21
MCH 1171335-151001 Mar '21
1335-151008 Mar '21
MCH 1171335-151015 Mar '21
1335-151022 Mar '21
MCH 1171335-151012 Apr '21
1335-151019 Apr '21
MCH 1171335-151026 Apr '21
1335-151003 May '21
MCH 1171335-151010 May '21
SOWK 240 - 01 People & Environment: Theories - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

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- T - R - - -

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0955 - 1135

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Course Registration Number:

25389 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Andrea A. Nesmith

This a theory-driven course focusing on metacognition- training students to think about the way we think. The course takes a multidisciplinary approach to theoretical knowledge, introducing students to many ways of understanding how humans behave in, impact, and are impacted by multiple environments. Students learn to apply theories to understand human behavior in regard to their social and natural environments as well as reciprocal impact of humans and their environments. Theories are examined through a multidimensional framework constituting biological, psychological, spiritual, socio-cultural, political, environmental, and economic factors. Emphasis is on these factors within and between multiple systems: individual, family, small group, organization, community, and society, including political, economic, and natural systems. The course consists of five modules: interpersonal relations and empowerment, social systems, political and economic systems, social and environmental 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. Recommended prerequisite or concurrent registration: SOWK 181 (or 281 under the old course number); Required Prerequisites: PSYC 202, or consent of the program director. 

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SOWK 376 - 01 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 101

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

24766 (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 181 (or 281 under the old course number) and SOWK 355.

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SOWK 376 - 02 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 211

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 211

Course Registration Number:

24772 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Kayla M. Richards

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 181 (or 281 under the old course number) and SOWK 355.

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SOWK 378 - 01 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 104

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 104

Course Registration Number:

24767 (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 181 (or 281 under the old course number) and SOWK 355.

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SOWK 380 - 01 Social Work Research - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

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- T - R - - -

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1330 - 1510

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Course Registration Number:

24270 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Tonya L. Horn

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 181 (or 281 under the old course number) and junior status or consent of the program director.

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

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M - W - - - -

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1525 - 1700

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Course Registration Number:

24773 (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 385 - 02 Group Work Skills M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700

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M - W - - - -

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1525 - 1700

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Course Registration Number:

26322 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Marcy M. Mears

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 402 - 01 Gen Pract II: Large Client Sys See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

23583 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Roberto R. Aspholm

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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Location Time Day(s)
MCH 2360830-113503 Feb '21
-10 Feb '21
-17 Feb '21
MCH 2360830-113524 Feb '21
-03 Mar '21
-10 Mar '21
MCH 2360830-113517 Mar '21
-24 Mar '21
MCH 2360830-113507 Apr '21
-14 Apr '21
-21 Apr '21
MCH 2360830-113528 Apr '21
-05 May '21
MCH 2360830-113512 May '21
SOWK 406 - 01 Sr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 SCB 101

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

23584 (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

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23767 (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 2021 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOWK 297 - L01 Topics: Dying in America See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

31071 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Melissa A. Lundquist

The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule * Only offered at UST

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MCH 1001300-1500M - W - - - -
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Fall 2021 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOWK 181 - 01 Introduction to Social Work - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40663 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Melissa A. Lundquist

This course introduces the student to the profession of social work within the context of the social welfare system. It provides an overview of an integrative approach to generalist social work practice which emphasizes intervention on individual, community and societal levels. Special emphasis is placed on values, human diversity, social justice and social work fields of practice.

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SOWK 291 - 01 The Anatomy of Violence - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40224 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Andrea A. Nesmith

The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge and understanding of cultural, racial and interpersonal violence and develop a commitment to promoting a violence-free society. Emphasis is on exploration of the extent,causes and effects of violence and strategies for intervention on the micro and macro levels. Specific areas of study include domestic/partner abuse, child abuse/neglect, peer/date violence, elder abuse, sexual assault/sexual harassment, cultural violence, racism and other systemic oppression.

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SOWK 355 - 01 Comm/Interviewing Skills M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43197 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Melissa A. Lundquist

This course is the first of a four-course practice sequence. The primary focus is on communication theory and skills as applied to social work with individuals, families, small groups, communities and organizations. There is an emphasis on self-awareness, beginning assessment skills and diversity issues. An integrative approach to generalist social work practice provides the context for intervention on individual, environmental and societal levels. SOWK 355 is taken with SOWK 375 (or 378) in the fall. Prerequisites or concurrent registration with: SOWK 181 (or 281 under the old course number) or consent of the program director.

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SOWK 355 - 02 Comm/Interviewing Skills M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40732 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Kayla M. Richards

This course is the first of a four-course practice sequence. The primary focus is on communication theory and skills as applied to social work with individuals, families, small groups, communities and organizations. There is an emphasis on self-awareness, beginning assessment skills and diversity issues. An integrative approach to generalist social work practice provides the context for intervention on individual, environmental and societal levels. SOWK 355 is taken with SOWK 375 (or 378) in the fall. Prerequisites or concurrent registration with: SOWK 181 (or 281 under the old course number) or consent of the program director.

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SOWK 375 - 01 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43198 (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 181 (or 281 under the old course number) and SOWK 355.

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SOWK 391 - 01 Social Policy for Change - T - R - - - 1335 - 1510

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- T - R - - -

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1335 - 1510

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Course Registration Number:

43060 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Andrea A. Nesmith

This course equips students to understand and critically analyze current and past social policies. Policy alternatives are explored with a focus on the values and attitudes as well as the societal, economic and political dynamics from which they originate. Roles and responsibilities of citizens and professionals in formulating and implementing policies responsive to actual social needs are addressed. Prerequisite: SOWK 181 (or 281 under the old course number) or consent of the Program Director.

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SOWK 401 - 01 Gen Pract 1: Small Client Syst - - W - - - - 0830 - 1135

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0830 - 1135

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43891 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Melissa A. Lundquist

This is the third course in the four-part practice sequence. This course prepares students for generalist social work practice with individuals, families and groups in the context of their social environments with emphasis on aspects of diversity. A primary focus is the application of social work knowledge through increased development of skills. The overall goal of the course is integration and application of the stages of the generalist social work method. SOWK 401 is taken with 405 in the fall by seniors. Prerequisites: SOWK 355 and SOWK 385.

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SOWK 401 - 02 Gen. Pract I: Small Client Sys - - W - - - - 1335 - 1640

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1640

Location:

Course Registration Number:

44142 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Tonya L. Horn

This is the third course in the four-part practice sequence. This course prepares students for generalist social work practice with individuals, families and groups in the context of their social environments with emphasis on aspects of diversity. A primary focus is the application of social work knowledge through increased development of skills. The overall goal of the course is integration and application of the stages of the generalist social work method. SOWK 401 is taken with 405 in the fall by seniors. Prerequisites: SOWK 355 and SOWK 385.

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SOWK 405 - 01 Sr Field Place & Integ Seminar M - - - - - - 1525 - 1700

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M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43892 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Eva M. Solomonson

Senior Fieldwork complements the student’s academic work through practical experiences in a social work agency, institution or department. Under the supervision of an agency field instructor, the student learns social work tasks and functions while applying theory to actual social work situations. Students participate in an on-campus seminar with other senior social work majors while in placement. The placement is approximately 15-20 hours per week throughout two consecutive terms (fall and spring semesters). Concurrent registration in SOWK 401 is required. SOWK 405 is the fall course.

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SOWK 405 - 02 Sr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - - R - - - 1525 - 1700

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43893 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Catrice M. O'Neal

Senior Fieldwork complements the student’s academic work through practical experiences in a social work agency, institution or department. Under the supervision of an agency field instructor, the student learns social work tasks and functions while applying theory to actual social work situations. Students participate in an on-campus seminar with other senior social work majors while in placement. The placement is approximately 15-20 hours per week throughout two consecutive terms (fall and spring semesters). Concurrent registration in SOWK 401 is required. SOWK 405 is the fall course.

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