Social Work (SW)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

SW 100 Introduction to Social Work 3(3-0)
Introduction to the history and philosophy of the social work profession including the knowledge, values, ethics, roles and skills inherent in social work practice. (F,S)

SW 201 Human Behavior and Social Environment 3(3-0)
Focus on the person in environment throughout the life span with an examination of the relationship between biological, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural systems. Prerequisites: SOC 101, PSYCH 100 and an approved human biology course. (F)

SW 202 Human Behavior and Social Environment II 3(3-0)
Focus on an understanding and analysis of larger social systems which include the family, groups, communities and organizations. Emphasis on social systems as an organizing theoretical framework for understanding social functioning and change. Prerequisite: SW 201. (S)

SW 205 Social Welfare in the United States 3(3-0)
Examines the historical development of social work in the United States social welfare system. Critical thinking techniques will be used to analyze policy. Pre/corequisite: SW 100. (F)

SW 210 Statistics for Social Worker 3(3-0)
Introduction to qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Emphasis on descriptive and inferential statistics most utilized in evidence-based social work practice and research. (F,S)

SW 222 Introduction to Social Work Practice 3(2-2)
Application of the foundation of generalist practice skills. Requires 45 clock hours of volunteer work in an approved human service agency. Prerequisite: SW 201. (F,S)

SW 230 (CS 230) Chicano: Social and Psychological Study 3(3-0)
Social and psychological forces present in the Chicano community. (F)

SW 290 Special Projects (1-5 VAR)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (*)

SW 310 Social Work Theory 3(3-0)
A comparative approach to explanatory and practice theories relating to social work and the helping professions. Prerequisite: acceptance into the social work program. (F)

SW 320 Human Diversity in Practice 3(3-0)
Critically examines the history, culture, strengths and barriers in social work practice with diverse groups. Identifies skills required for culturally competent practice with populations-at-risk. Prerequisites: SW 205, 222, CS 101, a Women’s Studies course and acceptance into the social work program. (F)

SW 322 Social Work Intervention I 3(3-0)
Elements of generalist micro social work practice and theory. Skill development in assessment, intervention, and evaluation emphasized. Prerequisite: acceptance into the social work program. Corequisites: students who have not yet completed SW 310 and SW 320 must enroll concurrently. (F)

SW 323 Social Work Intervention II 3(3-0)
Elements of generalist mezzo social work practice focusing on small groups and families. Assessment, intervention, evaluation and practice theory are emphasized. Prerequisite: SW 322 (S)

SW 324 Social Work Intervention III 3(3-0)
Nature and scope of social work theories and interventions at the organizational and community (macro) levels; distinctive characteristics of the community as a social system and implications for generalist practice. Prerequisites: acceptance into the social work program, SW 322. Corequisite: students who have not yet completed SW 323 must enroll concurrently. (S)

SW 325 (CS 325) Health in the Chicano Community 3(3-0)
Health care traditions and current health care systems in the barrio. (S)

SW 326 SW Practice with Older Adults 3(3-0)
The biological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of aging and the services affecting them. Prerequisites: junior standing or consent from instructor. (*)

SW 327 Practice with Abused and Neglected Children 3(3-0)
The physical, behavioral, emotional signs of child abuse and neglect; laws designed to protect children, and services available to assist them. Prerequisites: junior standing or consent of instructor. (*)

SW 350 Social Welfare Policy 3(3-0)
Theory and social work practice related to social policy, problem identification, policy formation, implementation, evaluation and analysis. Development of critical thinking skills for policy analysis. Prerequisites: acceptance into the social work program; completion of any one ECON or POLSC course. (S)

SW 370 (MCCNM 370) Non-Profit Organizations and Communication 3(3-0)
A seminar course using cooperative teaching that integrates theory and practice to examine the basic elements of nonprofit organizations from economic, political, and social perspectives. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. (SS)

SW 481 Field Seminar I 3(3-0)
Capstone course which integrated knowledge, values, skills, and theory with micro, mezzo, macro generalist social work practice with diverse populations in various agency settings. Prerequisites: acceptance into the social work program; successful completion of all SW foundation courses. Corequisite: SW 488. (F,SS)

SW 482 Field Seminar II 3(3-0)
Capstone course which integrates knowledge, values, skills, and theory with micro, mezzo, macro generalist social work practice with diverse populations in various agency settings. Prerequisites: acceptance into the social work program; successful completion of all SW foundation courses, SW 481, SW 488, SW 492. Corequisite: SW 489. (S,SS)

SW 488 Field Placement I 5(0-16)
Complete 16 clock hours per week Fall semester or 32 clock hours Summer I Block for a total of 224 hours in an approved field practicum agency under the supervision of a professional social worker. Prerequisites: acceptance into the social work program and field practicum; successful completion of social work foundation courses. Corequisite: SW 481. (F,SS)

SW 489 Field Placement II 5(0-16)
Complete 16 clock hours per week Spring semester or 32 hours Summer II block placement for a total of 224 hours in an approved field practicum agency under the supervision of a professional social worker. Prerequisites: acceptance into the social work program and field practicum; successful completion of all social work foundation classes; SW 481, SW 488 and SW 492. Corequisite: SW 482. (S,SS)

SW 490 Special Projects (1-5 VAR)
Prerequisites: social work major, prior written permission of instructor of record. (*)

SW 491 Special Topics (1-3 VAR) (*)

SW 492 Research 3(3-0)
Theory and application of continuing social work research designs and methodologies (qualitative and quantitative) utilizing single subject design, needs assessment, and program evaluation. Prerequisites: SW 210 or MATH 156 or PSYCH 201. (F,S)

SW 495 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (*)