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Fall 2019 Courses

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SOWK 281 - 01 Introduction to Social Work - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 324

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 324

Course Registration Number:

40842 (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. Prerequisites: SOCI 100 OR PSYC 111

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SOWK 355 - 01 Comm/Interviewing Skills M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 SCB 324

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

SCB 324

Course Registration Number:

40843 (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 281 or consent of the program director.

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SOWK 375 - 01 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar M - - - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 206

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

40845 (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 375 - 02 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 205

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

41355 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOWK 378 - 01 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar M - - - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 206

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

40846 (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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Location Time Day(s)
SOWK 378 - 02 Jr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41356 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 391 - 01 Social Policy for Change - T - R - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 329

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

40531 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 281 or consent of the Program Director.

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SOWK 401 - 01 Gen Pract 1: Small Client Syst - - W - - - - 0830 - 1135 SCB 329

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0830 - 1135

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

42745 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Andrea A. Nesmith

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 401C - 01 General Practice I - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40426 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Schedule Details

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SOWK 401C - 02 General Practice I - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40911 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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SOWK 405 - 01 Sr Field Place & Integ Seminar - - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 SCB 206

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

SCB 206

Course Registration Number:

42746 (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 SCB 205

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

42747 (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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SOWK 405C - 01 Sr Fieldwork in Social Work - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40912 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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SOWK 405C - 02 Sr Fieldwork in Social Work - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40913 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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SOWK 405C - 03 Sr Fieldwork in Social Work - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40914 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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SOWK 405C - 04 Sr Fieldwork in Social Work - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41555 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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SOWK 423 - 01 Prac w/Older Adults & Families - T - - - - - 1640 - 1905

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41074 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

This course provides an introduction to, and overview of social work knowledge, skills, and values for working with older adults and their families. Content includes an examination of theories such as: “activity theory”, “substitution theory”, “continuity theory”, “labeling theory”, “transpersonal theories”, and the “transition model” as well as the “strengths perspective and empowerment principles” as they apply to an elderly population. Students are expected to examine their own and societal attitudes about aging, risk factors of aging, the nature and limitations of gerontological social work, forces shaping the delivery system, major bio-psychological and spiritual dimensions in practice, and differential models of intervention. *Only offered at St. Thomas

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SOWK 434 - 01 Prac w/Svc Members/Vets/Family - T - - - - - 1640 - 1905

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41258 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

This course provides an introduction to and overview of military social work knowledge, skills, and values for working with service members, veterans, and their families at the foundation level. Content includes an examination of topics relevant to a foundation in military social work practice such as military culture, at-risk populations, as well as risk and resilience among deployed service members and their families. Students are expected to examine their own and societal attitudes about social work with military-impacted populations. Students will demonstrate competency through integrative, multi-level applications grounded in literature, current initiatives and resources for military-impacted populations, and current research and policy. *Only offered at St. Thomas

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SOWK 441 - 01 Fam Res/Div: Immigrant Refugee - T - - - - - 1640 - 1905

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41131 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Staff

This course presents the family resilience framework as a foundational context for working with diverse populations, focusing on strengths and adaptive capacity. Specifically, this course explores critical issues, theory and skills related to social work practice with immigrants and refugees. Consideration is given to the macro context of immigration including related policy responses. Key factors in resettlement and transition, such as migration trauma, the social work delivery system, and the role of the social worker with clients, communities and organization will be addressed.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

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