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160. Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work (3) (F, W, S) Introduction to the nature of social work and evolution of social welfare. Generalist practice approach is applied to various client systems, including oppressed and disenfranchised populations.

357. Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3) (F, W, S) Provides a multidimensional view of human development from conception through adolescence utilizing a systems approach to infuse biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and developmental frameworks that organize human behavior. (Prerequisite: SOCW 160)

359. Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3) (F, W, S) Provides a multidimensional view of human development from young adulthood through the end of life utilizing a systems approach to infuse biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and developmental frameworks that organize human behavior. (Prerequisite: SOCW 160)

362. Social Work Practice With Individuals (3) (F, W, S) Introduction to generalist practice with emphasis on working with individuals. Focuses on knowledge, skills, and values relevant to micro social work practice. Skills lab included. (Prerequisite: SOCW 160)

364. Social Work Practice With Families and Groups (3) (F, W, S) Introduction to generalist practice with emphasis on working with groups and families. Focuses on knowledge, skills, and values relevant to social work practice with individuals. Skills lab included. Continuation of generalist practice with families and groups. Focuses on knowledge, skills, ethics, and values relevant to mezzo social work practice. Skills lab included. (Prerequisites: SOCW 362 and Admission to major)

366. Social Welfare Policy (3) (F, W, S) Students acquire knowledge of the history and role of the social work profession in policymaking and in social welfare systems in the U.S. Students develop critical analysis skills. (Prerequisite: SOCW 160)

368. Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific (3) (F, W, S) Students acquire knowledge of and skills in critical analysis of social policy and welfare systems in select Asia and Pacific Island nations, using an international/global framework. (Prerequisite: Admission to major)

390R. Special Topics in Social Work (1-3) (F, W, S) (Prerequisite: Admission to major)

462. Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities (3) (F, W, S) Introduction to generalist practice with emphasis on working with organizations and communities. Focuses on knowledge, skills, and values relevant to macro social work practice. Skills lab included. (Prerequisites: SOCW 362, Admission to major)

463. Social Services for Children (3) (F, W, S) Acquaint students with the role of the generalist social work practitioner in child welfare, public and not-for-profit programs that provide services to children, and social problems that impact children. (Prerequisites: SOCW 362, Admission to major)

467. Non-Government Program Development and Evaluation (3) (F, W, S) This course addresses many aspects of acquiring financial resources needed to sustain human service organizations. Emphasis will be placed on actions taken to bring about the program's mission statement to include evaluation of client outcomes. (Prerequisite: Admission to major)

468. Community Mental Health (3) (F, W, S) Students will be introduced to social work practice with adults experiencing mental health difficulties and roles that social workers perform in behavioral health care settings. (Prerequisite: SOCW 160)

469. Aging: A Global Concern (3) (F, W, S) Overview of the physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual processes that occur as one ages in the context of family roles and responsibilities, cultural diversity, social support networks, health and social services, oppression, and ageism. (Prerequisite: Admission to major)

470. Social Work with Substance Abusers (3) (F, W, S) This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of social work practice with substance abusers. Practice issues for selected populations will be explored. (Prerequisite: Admission to major)

486. Social Research Methods and Applied Statistics (4) (F, W, S) This course will help students to advance their knowledge through the examination and application of social research methods and statistics to social work practice issues. (Prerequisite: Admission to major)

490. Practicum Preparation Seminar (1) (F, W, S) This course will prepare students for the realities and rigors of the signature capstone experience of the program. (Prerequisites: Admission to major)

491L. Field Practicum Seminar (4) (F, W) An electronic seminar that infuses the field practicum experience with generalist social work theory. Field Practicum Director permission required. (Prerequisites: All courses must be completed. Corequisite: SOCW 491R)

491R. Field Practicum (8) (F, W) Students are to enroll for three credit hours in Fall and Winter semesters and two credit hours in Spring term (in that order) of their senior year, totaling eight credit hours. Students are required to accumulate 450 clock hours at a social service agency. (Prerequisites: All courses must be completed. Corequisite: SOCW 491L) 

495R. Independent Study (1-3) (Variable) (Prerequisite: Admission to major)

496R. Student Research (1-3) (Variable) Supervised individual research for students who have been granted a student research associateship. (Prerequisite: Admission to major)