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SOCWK- 205 Introduction To Social Work (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Social work as a profession; history and philosophy of social services; information for teachers, counselors and those interested in the field.

Prerequisite: take SOC-110

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SOCWK- 420 Human Behavior and Social Environment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Biological, ecological, sociological, cultural, psychological and spiritual development focused on the social systems of the individual, family, group, organizational and community; structures used to promote or deter health and well-being. Human development within the social environment from micro, meso and macro perspectives and theoretical frameworks. Apply core social work competencies.

Prerequisite: take SOC-110

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SOCWK- 430 Social Casework Methods (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Dynamics of social casework: mobilizing individual capacities and community resources to promote adjustment between client and environment; social change.

Prerequisite: take SOC-110

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SOCWK- 440 Social Work Practice with Groups and Families (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Focus on assessment and intervention strategies with groups and families. Explore family dynamics and intervention strategies with an emphasis on strengths perspective. Theories of process group dynamics, the role of a group leader, and stages of group development, with a focus on cultural competence when working with groups and families.

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SOCWK- 450 Macro Social Work Practice (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Macro perspective in Social Work; person-in-environment; how to intervene and implement change. Systems theory, ecology theory, human behavior theories, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. Effect of policies on clients and social workers; how to lobby and write policies. Ethical dilemmas and ANSW Code of Ethics.

Prerequisite: SOCWK-205

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SOCWK- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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SOCWK- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No

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