Social Work (SWK)

SWK 200     Intro to Social Work     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to Social Work is intended to provide a basic introductory course to assist professionals in related and relevant fields in the theories, approaches, and practices of social work. Students will be exposed to the art and science of the social work discipline through academic research and case studies, experiential learning, group discussion, and supporting activities.

SWK 301     Intro to Macro Social Work     3 Credit Hours

This course examines generalist community and administrative practice roles, the perspectives of strengths, empowerment, and evidence-based practice along with the values of social justice, diversity, and participation. Specific attention is given to designing intervention programs that address community needs.

Prerequisite(s): SWK 200

SWK 306     Working w Involuntary Clients     3 Credit Hours

Social workers often have to engage clients who would are reluctant to engage with service providers. Often this group includes those who are mandated to engage with service due to legal requirements (for example, substance users and those convicted of domestic violence) however the initiation of service may experience reluctance as well (for example bridge cards and temporary shelter). This course examines the strategies and theories for interventions with reluctant clients and the various populations afflicted. The legalities and ethics of coercive service provision are outlined. Systems reform and enhancement for these clients, programs and services is reviewed in current literatures.

Prerequisite(s): SWK 200

SWK 401     Social Work Seminar     3 Credit Hours

This capstone course integrates the Social Work minor with the major studies of the enrolled students by preparing the student for continued professional development, socialization into the profession, and integration of generalist social work practice into the students chosen profession. This course reinforces the students intention to work with social work professionals and their commitment to working with at-risk populations.

Prerequisite(s): SWK 200


Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally