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(SOCW 474) School Social Work

This course will explore generalist social work opportunities in educational settings. Special attention will be given to special education, school violence, and intervening with non-engaged families.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites Admission to major or instructor consent
Offered Fall
Programs Social Work (BSW)

Course Learning Outcomes

Each student who passes this course will be able to do the following:

  1. Students will be able to make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics, relevant laws and regulations, models for ethical decision making, ethical conduct of research, and additional codes of ethics within the profession as appropriate to the context. (PB1)
  2. Students will demonstrate professional behavior; appearance; and oral, written, and electronic communication. (PB2)
  3. Students will understand how to use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes. (PB3)
  4. Students will advocate for human rights at the individual, family, group, organizational, and community system levels. (PB5)
  5. Students will demonstrate anti-racist and anti-oppressive social work practice at the individual, family, group, organizational, community, research, and policy levels. (PB7)
  6. Students will demonstrate cultural humility by applying critical reflection, self- awareness, and self-regulation to manage the influence of bias, power, privilege, and value in working with clients and constituencies, acknowledging them as experts of their own lived experiences. (PB8)
  7. Students will apply research findings to inform and improve practice, policy, and programs. (PB9)
  8. Students will identify ethical, culturally informed, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive strategies that address inherent biases for use in quantitative and qualitative research methods to advance the purposes of social work. (PB10)
  9. Students will be able to use social justice, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive lenses to assess how social welfare policies affect the delivery of and access to social services. (PB11)
  10. Students will be able to apply critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance human rights and social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. (PB12)