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Social Work

University of Central Missouri
Wood Hall, Room 5
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4407





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Social Work Courses

(EFFECTIVE FALL 2013 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG)

SOWK 2600 Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work (3) Overview of individual and societal values and perspectives which impact social policy, programs and services that promote well being for individuals, families, groups and communities. Open to non majors.

SOWK 3601 Social Work Practice and the Agency Experience (3) Presents a generalist framework for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Students observe application of this practice framework in social work preactice setting. Prerequisites: SOWK 2600

SOWK 3605 Methods of Inquiry and Evaluation for Social Workers (3) Advanced research methods course for undergraduate social work majors, including quantitative and qualitative methods and data analysis and case/program-level evaluation.  Open to social work majors only.  Prerequisite: SOC 2805.

SOWK 3610 Social Work Practice: Basic Skills (3) Development of interpersonal skills and interviewing techniques for micro, mezzo, and macro levels of generalist practice.  Open to social work majors only.  Prerequisite: SOWK 3601.

SOWK 3612 Human Behavior Across the Lifespan (3) Examines human development and behavior across the life span, studying essential biophysical, psychological and social dimensions, emphasizing the fundamental reciprocity between persons and society/culture.  Prerequisites: SOWK 3601 or concurrently, GEBIOL 2010 or concurrently.

SOWK 4610 Special Topics in Social Work (3) Selected Topics of contemporary interest in social work or specialized fields of practice; variable content. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semester hours.  Prerequisite:  SOWK 3601 or concurrently or graduate standing or consent of instructor.

SOWK 4612 Human Behavior Social Systems (3) Utilizes a social systems approach to examine the processes of human behavior within groups, organizations, communities and societies/cultures.  Prerequisite: SOWK 3601 or concurrently.  *'Not available for graduate credit.

SOWK 4620 Social Services and Policy with Older Adults (3) Development of public policy and social service programming.  Present and potential utility of individual, group and community intervention modalities as they relate to both the private troubles and public issues of aging.  Prerequisites: SOWK 3601 or concurrently or graduate standing or consent of instructor.

SOWK 4630 Social Work Practice:  Intervention with Families and Groups (3) Integrates knowledge, theory, values and interviewing skills for practice of primary intervention skills with individuals, families and groups.  Open to social work majors only.  Prerequisite:  SOWK 3610. *Not available for graduate credit.

SOWK 4640 Social Work Practice:  Intervention with Communities and Organizations (3) In-depth application of the generalist model of social work practice with an emphasis on macro-level skills.  Open to social work majors only.  Prerequisite:  SOWK 3601 and SOWK 4612. *Not available for graduate credit.

SOWK 4650 Social Policy and Economic Justice (3) Develops and operational and critical understanding of the relationships among social welfare policy, social and economic justice issues, and social work practice.  Open to social work majors only.  Prerequisites:  SOWK 2600 and consent of instructor. *Not available for graduate credit.

SOWK 4660 Field Practicum (9) Educationally directed 500-hour field experience in a social service agency under qualified agency supervision.  Open to social work majors only.  Corequisite:  GEICAP 4478.  Prerequisites:  all other required major courses must be completed and consider of Coordinator of Field Education.  *Not available for graduate credit.

GEICAP 4478 Integrative Social Work Practicum Seminar (3) Integration of classroom knowledge with 500 hours in social service agency practicum.  Open to social work majors only.  Corequisite:  SOWK 4660.  Prerequisites:  all other required major courses must be completed and consent of the Coordinator of Field Education.  *Not available for graduate credit.