200 Level Courses

SOCW 200: Introduction to Social Work. 3 credits.
Introduces historical roots of social work profession and social welfare. Person-in-environment perspective discussed as framework for social work knowledge, values, and skills. Initial course in social work curriculum introduces social work profession, professional values, ethics, fields of practice, and settings in which social workers are employed. Highlights profession's commitment to diverse and at-risk populations and social and economic justice. Presentations by social work professionals in different fields of practice supplement classroom lecture, discussion, and small-group exercises. Notes: Open to all majors. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

SOCW 311: Building Professional Social Work Skills. 3 credits.
Apply basic social work concepts and the planned change process to beginning-level professional generalist practice. Develop a professional sense of self, and how to work in a social work setting. Practice course material In an agency setting through a 40 hour service learning experience. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 200.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 312: Knowledge Building for Helping Professionals. 3 credits.
Integrates critical thinking skills with an understanding of how knowledge is created and associated with the scientific paradigms that are used to study and understand individuals in the context of the environment. Examines ways of knowing used in the social sciences and social work by being actively engaged in exercises and activities. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 200.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 357: Methods of Social Work Intervention I. 3 credits.
Social work practice from systems perspective. Particular emphasis on problem-solving activities with microsystems. Analyzes common core of knowledge, values, and skills essential to social work practice to gain insight into social work functions and role of social worker as change agent. Note: SOCW 361 must be taken in the same semester as SOCW 357. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 200, SOCI 101, PSYC 100, or permission of the instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SOCW 361*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 358: Methods of Social Work Intervention II. 3 credits.
Continues generic problem-solving model, focusing on group and macro intervention systems, settings, and skills. Emphasizes working with both treatment and task groups. Group processes, such as goal formulation, contract setting, composition, and termination necessary for effective worker intervention, are part of knowledge base. Note: SOCW 362 must be taken in the same semester as SOCW 358. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 200, 357, and 361
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SOCW 362*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 361: Methods of Social Work Intervention I: Laboratory. 3 credits.
Develop proficiency in social work and communication skills. Increase competency in practice knowledge and behaviors through experiential learning in the classroom laboratory. Apply knowledge of biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural influences to those who need and those who give help. Examine personal behavioral and learning patterns, values, ethics, and attitudes to increase ability to understand and help clients. Note: SOCW 357 must be taken in the same semester as SOCW 361. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 200.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SOCW 357*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 362: Methods of Social Work Intervention II: Laboratory. 3 credits.
Provides students the opportunity to integrate theory, research, and practice in the area of group work and family interventions. Classroom simulation of group skills and how to work with families will occur. Note: SOCW 358 must be taken in the same semester as SOCW 362. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: SOCW 200C, 357C, 361C and 358*C.
* May be taken concurrently.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 375: Human Behavior and the Family Life Course. 3 credits.
This course utilizes an integrative ecological approach to understanding individual human behavior In the context of the family and the transitions over the life course. The family life course perspective recognizes the interdependent nature of life course experiences and highlights the impact of life events, transitions and change, timing, and historical and social context. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 200; BIOL 103; PSYC 100; SOCI 101.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 380: Changing Social Policies and Systems. 3 credits.
Equips students with basic macro social work practice skills necessary to create change that will result in a more socially and economically just society. Examines the historical development, central concepts, and institutional nature of current social policies and systems and how to create change at various levels. Applies practice skills to developing strategies for change. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 200.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 390: Analytic Methods for Social Work Research. 3 credits.
Provides a basic introduction to quantitative and qualitative analytic methods for the social worker. The course will emphasize a conceptual understanding of analyses so that students will be able to engage in social debates with the ability to both support their assertions with rigorously generated analyses, as well as question the generalizability and utility of others' analyses. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 200.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

SOCW 400: Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services. 3 credits.
Overview of ethical and legal issues related to human services professions. Topics include responsibility, competence, duty to warn, confidentiality, professional relationships, and research. Emphasizes models of ethical decision making and critical thinking. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 45 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 410: Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Policies and Programs. 3 credits.
Primary issues related to alcoholism and drug abuse including key concepts, theories, policies, and research regarding use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Emphasizes impact of policies and programs on well-being of ethnic minority and disadvantaged service populations. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 45 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 415: Child and Family Welfare. 3 credits.
Emphasizes viewing human development and child and family welfare services critically, holistically, and contextually. Integrates ecological systems, human rights, and empowerment perspectives for understanding delivery systems and persons in relation to their environment across levels from individual to global. Provides overview of existing child welfare system with focus on current issues, challenges, and at-risk populations. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 45 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 435: Introduction to Gerontology. 3 credits.
Surveys issues related to working with older adults, their families, and care providers. Studies biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of aging, and unique problems with service delivery to older persons. Examines forces that impinge on an older person, and explores critical issues related to extended life span, family changes, institutionalization, and role of older persons in society. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 45 credits or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 445: Social Determinants of Health. 3 credits.
Examine the social determinants of health and the application of this framework to social work and public health policy and practice interventions. Explore the many social justice factors that affect health and consider which community systems and social change approaches may decrease or eliminate health inequities. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts. Equivalent to GCH 445.
Recommended Prerequisite: 45 credits or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 471: Research in Social Work. 3 credits.
Principles and theory underlying scientific inquiry. Emphasizes use of research in social work practice, steps in conducting research, and research efforts in developing and evaluating social work knowledge and skills. Notes: Must be completed with minimum grade of C. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact., Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 200; SOCW 312; ENGH 302.
Recommended Corequisite: SOCW 495; Choose one of the following: SOCW 390, STAT 250, SOCI 313, or PSYC 300.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 472: RS: Integrative Methods in Social Action and Social Change. 3 credits.
Uses generalist social work practice concepts with large systems and provides students with a hands-on opportunity to apply concepts and principles of intervention with large systems. Students will work with organizations and communities on a local, national, or global level to promote social action and social change. The course will also focus on evaluating interventions addressing the social justice needs of diverse, at-risk, and oppressed populations. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 495 and SOCW 471.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 475: Selected Topics in Social Work Policy. 1-3 credits.
In-depth study of special areas of social work of interest to students, faculty, and social work community. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Social Work. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: 45 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 483: Selected Topics in Social Work Intervention. 1-3 credits.
Opportunity to examine personal use of different approaches to social work intervention currently employed in practice settings. Students use technical skills with clients that these approaches require. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Social Work. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 45 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 495: Field Practicum and Seminar I. 5 credits.
Under supervisory instruction provided by field agencies and faculty liaisons, students are involved two days per week in a social work field practicum, which provides entry level generalist social work training. Both the field practicum and the associated seminar provide learning activities designed to facilitate the demonstration of competencies identified by the Council on Social Work Education. Requires faculty-agency visits. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 200, 311, 312, 357, 358, 361, 362, 375, and 380 with a minimum grade of C and recommendation of faculty.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 496: Field Practicum and Seminar II. 5 credits.
Continuation of supervised instruction begun in SOCW 495. Students continue to spend two days per week in a social work field practicum, which provides entry level generalist social work training. Both the field practicum and the associated seminar provide learning activities designed to facilitate the demonstration of competencies identified by the Council on Social Work Education. Requires faculty-agency visits. Offered by Social Work. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 495 with a minimum grade of C.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
SOCW 499: Independent Study in Social Work. 1-3 credits.
Investigates research problem in field of social work. Offered by Social Work. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits and a research proposal approved by instructor before enrollment.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

SOCW 600: Foundations of Social Work and Social Welfare. 3 credits.
Introduces issues in social welfare by highlighting the social work profession’s commitment to serve diverse and at-risk populations, as well as promote social, economic, and environmental justice. Provides students with opportunities to examine how historical, political, economic, and cultural contexts influence the structure and functions of oppression and the social welfare delivery system. Students gain knowledge and develop critical analysis skills for examining systems of privileges and oppression based on race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social and economic status, age, ability status, religion, and nativity status. Emphasis is also placed on professional values and ethics. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 623: Human Behavior and Social Systems. 3 credits.
Introduces ecological approach to behavior of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Integrates and applies theories from psychology, sociology, biology, and anthropology to study of infants, children, and adolescents. Emphasizes human diversity. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 624: Human Behavior and Social Systems II. 3 credits.
Continues study of human behavior and diversity by exploring application of development theory and ecological principles to those in young adulthood, middle adulthood, and older adulthood. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SOCW 644.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 623.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 630: Forensic Social Work Practice. 3 credits.
Explores the social work role in legal processes relating to such issues as family violence, child custody, behavioral health, disabilities, aging, and juvenile/criminal justice. Apply skills in forensic interviewing, risk assessment, expert testimony, mitigation, mediation, treatment, victim advocacy, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 640: Advanced Clinical Practice. 3 credits.
Prepares students at the advanced level to apply diagnostic, assessment, prevention, treatment, and intervention skills with individuals, families, and groups in clinical mental health and health settings. Trains students in differential diagnosis and assessment using the Revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM IV-TR). Currently accepted treatment interventions within the context of contemporary social work theory are also presented. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: All foundation year coursework: SOCW 623, 624, 651, 652, 657, 658, 670, 671, 672, 673, and 680.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 644: Community Practice Across the Life Course. 3 credits.
Examines the role of environmental factors including poverty, income inequality, political oppression and traumatic events as factors influencing what is commonly called “psychopathology.” Stages of life course development are examined in this course from conception to late adulthood. The course’s primary focus is understanding the interactions between cultural and structural processes, and their influence on how clients and client systems live and adapt. In keeping with the social justice imperative of the profession, students will critically analyze the environmental and structural forces that impinge or enhance human development. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SOCW 624.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B- and 623B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 645: Community-Centered Clinical Practice. 3 credits.
Students use an ecosystems framework for assessment, risk-reduction, prevention, and intervention with communities in a local, national, or international context. Possible areas of exploration include violence prevention and intervention, suicide prevention and intervention, emergency response efforts, and behavioral health or wellness interventions at the community level. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 624, 652, 658, and 673.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 651: Social Policies, Programs, and Services. 3 credits.
History of American social welfare policy and social work profession. Explores political, economic, social, cultural, and ideological influences on policy making with emphasis on consequences for populations at risk. Introduces historical policy analysis. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 652: Influencing Social Policy. 3 credits.
Introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and values needed to influence policy outcomes. Explores the role of social workers in electoral politics and policy advocacy. Students gain skills in legislative research, coalition building, testifying, constituent organizing, and lobbying, while developing strategies for promoting social justice through policy change. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 651.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 653: Immigration Policy. 3 credits.
Prepares students for advocacy on behalf of immigrants from a human rights and social justice perspective. Explores policies, economic forces and historical precedence abetting global migration. Abets development of an in-depth knowledge of national and local policies as they pertain to immigrants, and how issues relate to social work advocacy. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of all first-year graduate coursework or advanced standing.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 654: Social Policy for Children and Youth. 3 credits.
Examines social policies, programs, and services on behalf of children and youth with implications for social work; including child welfare, child and adolescent health and mental health, juvenile justice, and school social work. Explores how societal norms regarding family and definitions of children's well-being influenced these policies over time. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 655: Aging Programs and Policies. 3 credits.
Analyzes the evidence-based benefits and challenges of social welfare and health care policy at the local, state, and federal levels on programs and services for older persons and their families. Fosters an understanding of the context of administrative structures, and legislative context of social policy and aging with attention to diversity and ethics. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 656: Poverty, Oppression, and Inequity. 3 credits.
Critically examines the root causes of poverty, oppression, and inequity in the United States. Examines the historical antecedents and the intersections of the political, economic, social, cultural, and ideological influences on policies, programs, and services. Examines how to use personal and collective political power to guide the analysis of social problems as well as the development of organizational, community, and policy solutions. Introduces skills to create systemic change through the analysis of social problems and the policies, programs, and services that exist to address these issues. Students will develop strategies for planned change in collaboration with marginalized populations, organizations, communities, and policy makers. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 659: Organizing and Advocating for Change. 3 credits.
Explores the roles of grassroots organizing and policy advocacy in achieving community change. Introduces skills including capacity mapping, building organizations, assessing power dynamics, mobilizing community members, engaging in participatory planning, nurturing leaders, and selecting appropriate strategies for action. Examines the impact of policy change on community well-being; introduces advocacy skills including legislative research, coalition building, testifying, using the media, field outreach, and direct lobbying. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 660: Foundations of Direct Practice. 3 credits.
Introduces the role of social workers as change agents and the core knowledge, values, and skills that guide social work practice with individuals, groups, and families. Emphasizes use of self, engagement, intervention and planning, follow up, and termination skills with diverse populations. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: SOCW 672
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 663: Global Human Rights Policy. 3 credits.
Examines meaning and benefits of transforming social work policy practice to a global perspective and focus on a human rights-based rather than a needs-based approach. Demonstrates how human rights can serve as conceptual framework for policy practice to effect social change promoting human development and social and economic justice across levels, from the micro through macro and local through global. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 664: Creative Arts in Social Work Practice. 3 credits.
Explores the principles and techniques of creative arts for social work practice, examining assessment, intervention and evaluation strategies that supplement traditional social work treatment. Course covers theory, research, and interventions applied to individuals, families, groups, and communities. Notes: Previous training in the visual arts and/or artistic ability is not required. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of MSW Generalist curriculum or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 667: Advanced Group Theory and Practice. 3 credits.
Prepares students for advanced theory and practice in group work, the use of self in the therapeutic process, and the use of varied practice modalities in the group setting. Prepares students to apply multiple theoretical approaches in group work practice with diverse and at-risk populations with an emphasis on social and economic justice. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of Generalist Year Curriculum
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 670: Social Work Program Planning, Communications, and Technology. 3 credits.
Studies various forms of written communication pertinent to social work practice. Examines impact of audience, status, culture, and purpose on effective professional writing. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 671: Research Methods for Social Workers. 3 credits.
Examines role of scientific inquiry in social work. Emphasizes construction and use of measurement instruments, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and application of computer technologies relevant to social work practice. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 672: Generalist Field Practicum and Seminar I. 3 credits.
Provides supervised social work learning experience in human service agencies. Students complete 16 hours per week in field practicum, and attend bimonthly seminar in which they share learning and integrate theory with practice. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: SOCW 657.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
SOCW 673: Generalist Field Practicum and Seminar II. 3 credits.
Continues the supervised social work learning experience begun in SOCW 672. Students spend 16 hours per week in field practicum, and attend bimonthly seminar in which they share learning, process experiences, and integrate theory with practice. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 672.
Recommended Corequisite: SOCW 658.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
SOCW 674: Psychopathology. 3 credits.
Presents overview of adult and child psychopathology within the contexts of the lives of people experiencing mental disorders and the social contexts that can have a bearing on symptom maintenance. Learn to formulate competency-based assessments and DSM IV-TR-based differential diagnoses. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 675: Selected Topics in Clinical Practice. 3 credits.
In-depth study of special topics related to clinical social work practice at the individual, family, small group, or community level. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Social Work. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: 30 graduate credits or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 676: Selected Topics in Social Work and Social Change. 3 credits.
Critical examination of special topics related to understanding and improving community and societal conditions through policy practice, program development, and social action. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Social Work. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: 30 graduate hours or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 677: Family Therapy. 3 credits.
Examines research and theory relevant for assessment and intervention with families. Students will learn to conduct a family assessment, taking cultural diversity, non-traditional family structures including single-parent and GLBTQ families, and socioeconomic factors into account. Students will develop skills in implementing an intervention based on the family's strengths and challenges. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 678: Trauma and Recovery. 3 credits.
Explores complex traumatic stress disorders, the process of recovery, and the etiology of healing in contemporary North American Culture. Diagnostic criteria, assessment strategies and evidence-based treatment options for complex traumatic stress disorders across diverse populations including sexual trauma, war, early childhood trauma and natural disasters will be addressed. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 679: Military Social Work. 3 credits.
Examines research and theory relevant for social work practice with service members, veterans, and their families. The course addresses the military as a workplace culture, evidence-based approaches for post-traumatic stress and co-morbid conditions, clinical practice with military families, preventive care and the service delivery system in military and civilian settings. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 682: Substance Abuse Interventions. 3 credits.
Develops knowledge and skills for direct practice in the field of addictions. The course covers the knowledge base regarding evidence-based interventions at all stages in the process of intervention with individuals, families, and groups that promote recovery from addiction to drug and alcohol abuse. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 684: Social Work and the Law. 3 credits.
Students engage in close analysis of judicial opinions to explore the role of the courts in creating public policy. Areas of inquiry include the role of social workers in the legal system, the nature of legal proceedings, and how the law shapes policy in relation to issues affecting children, youth, families, older adults, women, minorities, people in poverty, and other vulnerable populations. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 685: Organizational Leadership for Social Workers. 3 credits.
Examines functions and structure of human service organizations in context of service delivery. Development of theoretical knowledge, professional ethics, and skills in administration, leadership, management, organization, and supervision. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 687: Empowering Communities for Change. 3 credits.
Explores social work interventions at community level, including organization, planning, and development. Strategies for mobilizing community members, using community organizations, formulating coalitions, engaging in participatory planning, and social and economic development. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCW 624, 652, 658, and 673.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 688: Program Evaluation for Social Workers. 3 credits.
Explores social work intervention research, needs assessment, formative and summative program evaluation, and cost analyses. Discusses applications of systematic inquiry at the practice, organizational, and policy levels. Addresses ethical, pragmatic, and political considerations; qualitative approaches; quality performance; evidence from empirical research; and evaluation design. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 689: Clinical Practice with Older Adults. 3 credits.
Examines age-associated changes and challenges faced by older adults. Focus is strengthening assessment and intervention skills with older adults, their family members and caregivers within the community and long-term care facilities, determining the best standardized instruments to use, and developing effective questions for assessment. Attention is given to the resilience of elders, ethical issues and diversity. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (SOCW 600B-, 623B-, 644B-, 656B-, 659B-, 660B-, 671B-, 672B-, 673B- and 674B-).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 696: Specialized Practice Field Practicum and Seminar I. 3 credits.
Students participate in a supervised social work learning experience for at least 300 hours over a minimum of 15 weeks over the course of the semester. Students are placed in public, nonprofit or for-profit mental health and health venues reflecting their specific interests in advanced practice with individuals, families and groups, community centered practice of social work. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Generalist Year Curriculum
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 698: Specialized Practice Field Practicum and Seminar II. 3 credits.
Students participate in a supervised social work learning experience for at least 300 hours over a minimum of 15 weeks over the course of the semester. Students are placed in public, nonprofit or for-profit mental health and health venues reflecting their specific interests in advanced practice with individuals, families and groups, community centered practice of social work. Offered by Social Work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: All Generalist Year Courses and SOCW 696
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
SOCW 699: Independent Study in Social Work. 1-3 credits.
Investigates research problem in field of social work. Offered by Social Work. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 4 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Social Work.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.