College of Arts & Sciences

All social work courses presented below reinforce knowledge, understanding, and competency with regard to respecting and encouraging diversity; and eliminating social injustice, particularly with regard to discrimination and oppression. The theoretical framework assures competence in: the problem solving method; a systems approach to practice; building upon strengths of the client/client system; critical thinking; evaluation; and within and incorporating the values of professional social work.
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Major Program Requirements

 SOWK 1111 Introduction to Social Work
 SOWK 2201 Social Problems and Programs
 SOWK 2301 Social Policy Analysis
 SOWK 3511 Behavior and Environments  3
 SOWK 3611 Introduction to Helping Skills
 SOWK 3811 Helping Careers Practicum
 SOWK 4811 Senior Practicum I
 SOWK 4812 Senior Practicum II
 SOWK 4911 Theory and Practice I
 SOWK 4912 Theory and Practice II
 SOWK 5111 Senior Research Seminar
  Total Department required courses:  39
  Additional (cognate) Requirements (some of which also satisfy current College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirements in respective areas); all of the following:  
 AFAM 2311 Public Institutions and the African American  3
 BIOL 1111 Introduction to Biology  3
 MATH 1203 Statistical Models for the Social Sciences  3
 PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology  3
 PSYC 2214 Abnormal Psychology  3
 SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology  3
 SOCI 2910 Research Methods  3
  Any two of the following (some of which also satisfy current College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirements in respective areas and/or offerings required in respective certificate programs in the Department of Social Work) :  
 ANTH 1202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
 ANTH 3215
Human Rights and Social Justice  3
 ECON 1411 Introduction to Economics  3

 PSYC1215/ WMST 1215

Psychology of Gender  3
 PSYC 1218 Drug and Alcohol Abuse  3
 RELS 1010 The Religious Dimensions of Life  3
 RELS 1402 World Religions  3
 SOCI 2517 (LALS 2517) Latinos and Latinas in The United States  3
 SOWK 1193 Independent Study in Social Work 3 (with prior approval by the Department Chairperson)  3
 SOWK 1311 Children and Youth in Society  3
 SOWK 1314/  AFAM 1518 Social Work and the Law
 SOWK 1333 Current Issues and Trends in Social Work Practice  3
 SOWK 1335/ WMST 1335 Family Violence
 SOWK 1911 Introduction to Gerontology  3
  Total Credits Required for the Social Work Major  66
  (Also see College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum requirements as they are integrated with social work major requirements.)  

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