Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects
- Social Work Methods I (SOW-324) 3.00 s.h.
- A beginning level course in the knowledge, values, and skills that are basic for social work practice. Focus in on the development of intervention skills in direct work with the individual, family and group. Emphasis on problem definition, assessment, determination on problem definition, assessment, determination of goals, strategies for intervention, and values delineating the social worker's role as a professional. The theoretical underpinnings for determining action include systems theory, social role concepts and generic principles of social work practice.
- The Sociology of Social Work (SOC-381) 3.00 s.h.
- Examines the socio-historical development of social work, giving attention to the processes of casework, group work and community organization as well as aspects of social work as a profession.
- Social Work and Law (SOW-211) 3.00 s.h.
- SOCIAL WORK AND LAW - Examines the interaction of the disciplines of law & social work, as well as the interaction of the professional lawyer and social worker.
- Introduction to Social Work (SOW-203) 3.00 s.h.
- An exploration of social work profession through looking at the problem areas in which social workers become involved and the various agencies and methods by which these areas are addressed.
- Social Work Method II (SOW-325) 3.00 s.h.
- Provides the student with a frame of reference and approaches to social intervention in the intervening systems of agency, neighborhood and community. Emphasis on increasing student knowledge and critical awareness of levels on intervention and social work roles in relation to indirect processes for benefiting the client system. Such roles as advocate, broker, educator, and consultant, and the skills required will be considered. Theories and concepts of power, organizational change, and community.
- Soc. Networks & Case Management (SOW-333) 3.00 s.h.
- A direct service model is presented which is based on the traditional person in situation conceptualization of social work practice. The model encompasses the full range of social service delivery roles necessary for the enhancement of social functioning outreach workers, broker, advocate, evaluator, teacher, behavior changer, mobilizer, consultant, community planner, data manager, administrator.
- Social Work with Groups (SOW-342) 3.00 s.h.
- Theory and Practice of Social Work with Groups - A practice oriented course to develop group leaders who have an understanding of group dynamics and posses effective leadership skills to facilitate group development and work.
- Introduction to Social Work Research (SOW-382) 3.00 s.h.
- Introduction to Social Work Research - An overview of methods and issues in social research designed to teach students to be critical consumers of others' research as well as provide them an experience in conducting their own research.
- Plan. & Org. Community Change (SOW-453) 3.00 s.h.
- Course Description
Planning & Organizing for Community Change. Community organization and planning with specifics in the practice of grass-roots community organizations. Includes the community development approach, neighborhood study and analysis, direct services in the neighborhood, relevant roles for neighborhood, residents in service delivery, independent social actions, role of social work in planned change.
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:
- Demonstrate an understanding of community organization and planning by describing grass-roots community organizations;
- Describe a neighborhood study which includes the following elements: an analysis of the community development approach used; the direct services offered in the neighborhood; relevant roles for neighborhood; and residents in service delivery;
- Discuss the independent social actions taken in a community and the role of social work in planned change.
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