2019-2020 Catalog

SOWK - SOCIAL WORK

SOWK 1001 INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY IN SOCIAL WORK: MECHANISMS OF OPPRESSION

Mechanisms of Oppression provides a theoretical examination of the mechanisms of oppression. Content focuses on individual, group, and societal functioning.  Also provides an introduction to the profession of social work and a foundation in information literacy.

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SOWK 2000 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK

This course introduces social work and social welfare through an overview of the history, philosophy, ethics, values, methods, and fields of practice to generalist social work. 

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SOWK 2200 SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND MODERN CULTURE

This course views social work and social work values through the lens of current/modern culture to build empathy, understanding, and reinforce the values of social work that are interwoven throughout our lives.  Text will include a novel, code of ethics, as well as various other items from modern culture such as articles, films, music, etc.

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SOWK 2300 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

This course surveys the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault from both an information and advocacy perspective. Battering and sexual assault within families and within society will be explored as will elder abuse. Training will include means of responding to the victim and to addressing the wider social implications of violence.

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SOWK 2400 INTRO TO ETHICAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

This course will give students a look into the professional ethics that are applied when working in a human services field. Students need to understand the basic ethics associated with these types of careers, how they apply in practice settings, and will give insight into how some situations may be handled differently that one might originally consider.  
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SOWK 2500 CASE MANAGEMENT AND DOCUMENTATION

This course covers the basic elements of case management including interviewing, assessing need, identification of resources, and documentation utilizing the values and ethics of the social work profession. Students will develop foundational skills such as rapport-building, information-gathering, and record-keeping in order to identify client needs, secure identified resources, and build community connections to assist clients achieve set goals. (Offered every Fall semester.)

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