Social Work (SWK)

SWK 112 Soc. Work in Commu. 3

SWK 215 Introduction to Social Work 3

Introduction to social welfare programs and social work practice. Topics include: social problems confronting society; societal and community helping resources; social work practice in a changing society. Field observation required.

SWK 250 Introduction to Social Work Data Analysis 3

Designed to introduce students to the application of basic statistics and data analysis encountered in social work practice. Topics include elementary descriptive and inferential procedures.

Prerequisites: Pr. or Coreq.: SWK 215 .

SWK 310 Social Policy and Services 4

Examination and survey of historical development of the concept of social welfare; analysis of theoretical framework used to organize the study of social welfare services. Supervised volunteer experience required.

Prerequisites: SWK 215. major or minor in social work .

SWK 311 Human Behavior and Social Environment 3

Emphasis on theories relevant to understanding and influencing change on the societal, organizational, group, and individual levels.

Prerequisites: SWK 215 or permission of instructor .

SWK 315 Social Work, Diversity, and Vulnerable Populations 3

Examination and understanding of cultural and human diversity with focus on oppressed groups. Students will have the opportunity to learn about broad differences and likenesses among diverse populations and cultures.

Prerequisites: SWK 215. major or minor in social work.

SWK 325 Research in Social Work Practice 3

Focus on social workers as both consumers and producers of research. Emphasis on using research for needs assessment, evaluation of social work interventions, and creation of new social work knowledge.

Prerequisites: SWK 215 and SOWK major. Pr. or Coreq.: SWK 250 or STA 108.

SWK 351 Professional Skills 3

Lecture-laboratory course to teach verbal and written skills necessary for conducting the helping interview and other related social work activities. Extensive use of simulated role play experience and instructor/peer feedback.

Prerequisites: SWK 215, SWK 310, and SWK 311. SOWK major .

SWK 392 Child Maltreatment 3

This course covers the history, comparative perspectives, and legal framework of child abuse and maltreatment. Students are engaged in the treatment of children through the use of multimedia case studies.

SWK 411 Social Work Methods I 3

Emphasis on knowledge, values, process, and skills in social work practice and introduction to interventive methods.

Prerequisites: Admission to field instruction.

Corequisites: SWK 413 and SWK 415.

Notes: SOWK major only.

SWK 412 Social Work Methods II 3

Focus on development of social work practice skills emphasizing delivery of social services.

Prerequisites: SWK 411.

Corequisites: SWK 414 and SWK 416.

Notes: SOWK major only.

SWK 413 Field Instruction I 5

Educationally directed learning experienced by performing a range of activities related to entry level practice.

Prerequisites: SOWK major. SWK 215, SWK 310, SWK 311, SWK 315, SWK 325, and SWK 351; admission to field instruction;

Corequisites: SWK 411 and SWK 415.

SWK 414 Field Instruction II 5

Continuation of SWK 413. Emphasis placed upon extended application and evaluation in the practice environment.

Prerequisites: SWK 411, SWK 413, and SWK 415.

Corequisites: SWK 412 and SWK 416 .

SWK 415 Field Instruction Seminar I 1

Critical review and analysis of application of social work theory in practice setting.

Prerequisites: Admission to field instruction.

Corequisites: SWK 411 and SWK 413 .

SWK 416 Field Instruction Seminar II 1

Continues critical review and analysis of social work theory in practice setting.

Prerequisites: SWK 415.

Corequisites: SWK 412 and SWK 414 .

SWK 451 Special Problems in Social Work 1-3

Intensive independent study of specialized topics.

Prerequisites: Requires written plan, permission of sponsoring instructor, and approval of department head.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SWK 505 Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Response for Sustainability 3

Interdisciplinary exploration of models that address social, economic, environmental justice concerns and their impact on community, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Notes: Same as PCS 505.

SWK 510 Selected Topics in Social Work 3

Opportunity for students to study in depth topic of special interest.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

SWK 510A Sel Tpcs:School Social Work 1-3

SWK 510B Sel Tpc:Soc Serv/Mnt Ill / Fam 1-3

SWK 510C Sel Tpcs:SWK w/ Religious Orgn 1-3

SWK 510D Sel Tpcs:Soc Serv for Ment Ill 1-3

SWK 522 Comparative Study of Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice 3

Compares social work, social service programs, and social policies of the U.S. with those of selected other countries throughout the world, emphasizing services for families, children, and vulnerable populations.

Prerequisites: SWK 215, SWK 310, SWK 311, SWK 315, SWK 325, and SWK 351. or graduate standing;

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

SWK 527 Human Services for Immigrants and Refugees 3

A perspective on the history of immigration, its role in the U.S.A., immigrants in North Carolina, their process of integration, cross-cultural competency, and the challenges in services delivery to immigrants.

SWK 530 Social Agency Program Development 3

Organization of new agencies or those initiating additional services. Needs assessment, resource development, grant writing, agency operations, and relationships with funding agencies.

SWK 533 Restorative Justice: Theory and Models 3

Examines the principles and practices of restorative justice, evaluating the potentials and limitations of restorative methods and interventions in the US and internationally.

Notes: Same as PCS 533.

SWK 551 Special Problems in Social Work 1-3

Intensive, independent study of specialized topics.

Prerequisites: Requires written plan, permission of sponsoring instructor, and approval of department head.

SWK 554 Mental Health Social Work 3

This course will provide knowledge and skills necessary for practicing effective social work with people who have mental illness and their families.

SWK 555 Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice 3

Introduction to the issues of substance abuse and addiction and their impact on clients and their families. Social work assessment and intervention methods will be taught.

SWK 570 Social Services for the Aging 3

Systematic study of social work approaches to providing services to the aging. Focus on current policies, services, and models of practice.

SWK 579 Gender and Peacebuilding 3

Examines the role of gender, sex, diversity, and power relations in the creation and resolution of conflict and building of peace.

Notes: Same as PCS 579.

SWK 582 School Social Work 3

Examination and understanding of school social work services with emphasis on professional standards, cultural sensitivity, accountability, and program planning.

Prerequisites: SWK 215, SWK 310, SWK 311, SWK 315, SWK 325, SWK 351, senior standing, and SOWK major. or permission of instructor .

SWK 584 Social Services for Children 3

Designed for practitioners and students to provide knowledge for working with children and to teach strategies, techniques, and skills for effective treatment.

SWK 589C Experimental Course 3

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

SWK 600 Field Instruction and Seminar I 3

Application of theories and concepts to professional social work practice within a field agency. Seminar assists students to integrate theory and classroom learning into agency practice.

Prerequisites: Admission to the JMSW Program.

Notes: Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U).

SWK 608 Field Instruction and Seminar II 3

Application of theories and concepts to professional social work practice within a field agency. Seminar assists students to integrate theory and classroom learning into agency practice.

Prerequisites: SWK 624.

Notes: Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U).

SWK 609 Family Theory and Intervention 3

Introduction to family treatment. Course will include assessment and intervention with families using the structural, strategic, solution-focused, object relations and narrative theoretical intervention approaches.

Prerequisites: SWK 624.

SWK 618 Social Work and Social Justice 3

Examines social work's historical and current commitment to social justice, focusing on clinical practice and initiatives to address disparities in funding, clinical trials, consumer access, treatment, and provision of services.

Prerequisites: SWK 624.

SWK 619 Foundations of Clinical Social Work Practice 3

Introduction to clinical practice theories and skills including human development and personality theories, strength-based perspectives, and an overview of diagnosis and assessment in the service planning process.

SWK 621 Foundations of Social Work and Social Policy 3

Explores the history and development of social welfare institutions and social work. Examines the relationships between social problems, social policies, and social work practice from historical and contemporary perspectives.

Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program.

SWK 622 Social Work Practice with Individuals 3

Introduction to direct social work practice. Students gain knowledge, skills and values necessary to provide a wide scope of developmental, preventive and therapeutic services to individuals.

Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program.

SWK 623 Social Work with Groups 3

Advanced course designed to teach group process and strategies, techniques, and skills for working with groups such as support groups and task groups in human services settings.

Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program.

SWK 624 Social Work Practice and Human Diversity 3

Examines cultural and social diversity; addresses theoretical and practical dimensions of social work practice with oppressed people of color, women, the aged, the sexually diverse, and the physically disabled.

Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program.

SWK 626 Social Work Research Methods 3

Research methodology as it relates to the professional practice of social work. Examines quantitative and qualitative methods as means for solving social problems.

Prerequisites: SWK 624.

SWK 631 Social Work with Individuals: Theory and Practice 3

Social work assessment and intervention with individuals, including application of developmental theory, personality theories, diagnostic classifications, and social work ethical principles and practice theories.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Advanced Standing program option.

SWK 632 Social Work with Families and Groups 3

Theories related to group and family dynamics and functioning and social work assessment and intervention with families and groups from a multicultural clinical perspective.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Advanced Standing program option.

SWK 634 Research Designs and Data Analysis for Social Work Practice 3

Advanced skills in (a) conceptualizing research problems, (b) completing research in the social work domains: needs assessment, program evaluation, and single subject research, and (c) using inferential skills for data analysis.

Prerequisites: SWK 626.

SWK 637 Social Work with Families I 3

SWK 640 Field Instruction III 5

Application of theories and concepts to the role of a professional social work practitioner within a field agency. Taken concurrently with SWK 641 Field Seminar III.

SWK 641 Field Seminar III 1

Field seminar to be taken concurrently with SWK 640 Field Instruction III; assists student to integrate theory and classroom knowledge into their agency field practice.

SWK 644 Organizational Context of Clinical Social Work Practice 3

Focuses on a range of organizational and professional issues social workers encounter as clinicians, service providers, and administrators in diverse clinical settings, with emphasis on culturally responsive social work practice.

Prerequisites: SWK 626.

SWK 647 Field Instruction IV 5

Application of theories and concepts to the role of a professional social work practitioner within a field agency.

Prerequisites: SWK 626.

Corequisites: SWK 648 and SWK 653.

Notes: Taken concurrently with SWK 648 Field Seminar IV. Grade: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U).

SWK 648 Field Seminar IV 1

Field seminar to be taken concurrently with SWK 647 Field Instruction IV; assists students to integrate theory and classroom knowledge into their agency field practice.

SWK 650 Clinical Assessment in Social Work 3

Skill-building for competency-based assessment and diagnosis using a biopsychosocial social work framework to assess client strengths and disorders.

SWK 651 Advanced School Social Work 3

Skill-building for social work practice in the schools with emphasis on culturally sensitive student assessment and intervention, and professional standards and accountability.

Prerequisites: SWK 624 and SWK 626 or permission of instructor.

Corequisites: SWK 640 or SWK 647 or permission of instructor.

SWK 652 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I 3

The first of two advanced level courses in clinical social work practice, this course will focus on building competencies in clinical assessment and diagnosis of mental and substance abuse disorders.

Prerequisites: SWK 626.

Corequisites: SWK 640.

SWK 653 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II 3

This second advanced clinical practice course will focus on expanding competencies in clinical assessment and diagnosis of mental and substance abuse disorders, as well as applying culturally responsive clinical interventions.

Prerequisites: SWK 652.

Corequisites: SWK 647.

SWK 654 Special Topics in Social Work 3

Opportunity for students to study in depth topic of special interest. JMSW students only or with permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

SWK 803 Research Extension 1-3

SWK 999 Off Campus 0