Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Social Work

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Introduction to Social Work   (SOW-203)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
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.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the historical development of social work and the role of social worker in this recognized profession.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the NASW Code of Ethics as used in the practice of social work.
  • Identify assessment tools and intervention strategies used by social workers.
  • Identify multiple social and economic factors that influence or affect the behavior of individuals, groups, families, and community organizations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of social work values by identifying various types of social work practice and their implications in working with individuals, groups, families, and community organizations.
  • Identify factors to show an understanding of the issues relating to working with diverse populations distinguished by: race, religion, physical and mental ability, ethnicity, class, culture, sexual orientation, and age.
  • Identify various agencies which utilize social workers in working with their clients, patients, and residents.

 
The Sociology of Social Work   (SOC-381)   3.00 s.h.  
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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.  
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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. 
Social Work Methods I   (SOW-324)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
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 workers role as a professional. The theoretical underpinnings for determining action include systems theory, social role concepts, and generic principles of social work practice.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Understand the development of intervention skills in direct work with individuals, families, and groups.
  • Identify personal cultural values, assumptions, attitudes, skills, and strengths and develop a professional self to determine various social work fields in which you would excel and various social work fields in which you should not work.
  • Using the NASW Code of Ethics, evaluate the values, ethics, and legal responsibilities required of professional social workers.
  • Define systems theory, social role concepts, and generic principles of social work practice.
  • Identify and demonstrate knowledge of various assessment tools used in social work practice to help recognize various problems.
  • Show understanding of the determination of goals and strategies used in intervention and determining action.
  • Identify literature and research from peer reviewed articles that demonstrate effective social work practice methodology in relation to your professional self.

 
Plan. and Org. Community Change   (SOW-453)   3.00 s.h.  
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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.

Learning Outcomes
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.

 
Social Work Method II   (SOW-325)   3.00 s.h.  
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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 and Case Management   (SOW-333)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
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, and administrator.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define and show an understanding of the direct service model used by direct service social workers.
  • Identify and define a full range of social service delivery roles necessary for the enhancement of social functioning (i.e. Outreach worker, broker, advocate, etc.).
  • Describe the various social networks utilized by direct service social workers (i.e. Groups, organizations, referral sources).

 
Social Work with Groups   (SOW-342)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Theory and Practice of Social Work with Groups- A practice oriented course to develop group leaders who have an understanding of group dynamics and possess effective leadership skills to facilitate group development and work.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define group work.
  • Compare and contrast group related theories.
  • Apply group related theories to assure task-oriented group work and the well-being of the group.
  • Develop skills in identifying group issues, problems, needs, resources, and assets.
  • Understand and apply basic concepts in relation to group formation, facilitation, and termination.
  • Effectively analyze the effectiveness of groups through research and evaluation.
  • Identify factors to show an understanding of the issues relating to working with diverse group populations distinguished by characteristics including: race, religion, physical and mental ability, ethnicity, class, culture, sexual orientation, and age.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the NASW Code of Ethics as related to group work.

 
Counseling and Casework in Social Services and Rehabilitation   (SOW-322)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
An introductory study of the casework, counseling, problem solving, psycho-social, and placement service provision methods used in social service agencies and programs.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the study of casework.
  • Identify the role of a social worker in the rehabilitation setting and the role of the social worker as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team; show an understanding of the interaction the social worker has with various team members.
  • Identify and explain counseling techniques utilized when working in the rehabilitation setting.
  • Discuss the techniques and skills used to obtain a complete Psycho-social history.
  • Describe the process of identifying and formulating a plan in relation to problem solving.
  • Identify various placement service provision methods used in social service agencies and programs.

 
Introduction to Social Work Research   (SOW-382)   3.00 s.h.  
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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. 
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