Social Work (SOWK)

Social Work (SOWK)

SOWK 501  Generalist Social Work Concepts  4 Credit Hour(s)  

Generalist Social Work Concepts is a course that gives an overview of the field of social work practice and corresponding concepts. Topics addressed include the ecclesiastical beginnings of the profession, social policy, chemical dependency, the integration of faith and practice, social work values and ethics, and the health and safety of the social worker.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 510  Generalist Social Work Macro Practice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Social Work Macro Practice is the study of practice in community and organizational settings from a generalist social work point of view. Students practice skills associated with engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation with communities and organizations.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 530  Human Behavior and the Social Environment  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Human Behavior and the Social Environment is a course that addresses theoretical perspectives as tools for understanding human behavior and its development across the life span. The interrelatedness of the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects within the environment is the main area of focus.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 545  Generalist Social Work Practicum  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Generalist Social Work Practicum provides students with guidance in their efforts to secure a placement for their Generalist Field Experience.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 550  Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families focuses on generalist social work practice utilizing the interactional approach to helping. Skill development in engagement, assessment, and intervention is the emphasis of the course.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 555  Generalist Social Work Practice with Groups  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Generalist Social Work Practice with Groups provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of theories, methods, and skills in relation to generalist practice with social work groups. This course also provides the forum for students to gain an understanding of the cultural values of individuals and the influence of those values on the group process.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 560  Generalist Field Experience and Seminar A  4 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 501 and SOWK 545 and (SOWK 550 or SOWK 555)

Generalist Field Experience and Seminar A provides students with the opportunity to perform in the role of a social work practitioner under the supervision of an experienced master's level social worker. This is the first in a sequence of 2 courses. Students are engaged in a minimum of 200 field hours in a setting performing the duties of a social worker. Additionally, students meet for two hours weekly to discuss the theoretical and conceptual concepts learned in the classroom with the practical experiences in field placement. The course emphasizes the health and safety of the social work student.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 565  Generalist Field Experience and Seminar B  4 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 560

Generalist Field Experience and Seminar B provides students with the opportunity to perform in the role of a social work practitioner under the supervision of an experienced master's level social worker. This is the second in a sequence of 2 courses. Students are engaged in a minimum of 200 field hours in a setting performing the duties of a social worker. Additionally, students meet for two hours weekly to discuss the theoretical and conceptual concepts learned in the classroom with the practical experiences in field placement. The course emphasizes the health and safety of the social work student.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 570  Generalist Social Work Communication and Ethics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Generalist Social Work Communication and Ethics is the study of social work communication and the values and principles of ethical decision-making. Topics in the course include social work documentation, APA format, and oral communication skills in the context of ethics. Students are encouraged to view the subject matter in light of a biblical worldview.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 580  Generalist Social Work Statistics, Research, and Ethics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Generalist Social Work Statistics, Research, & Ethics provides a general overview of statistics, research, and ethics. Students will have the opportunity to write a literature review and complete a research proposal.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 610  Advanced Social Work Macro Practice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 510

Advanced Social Work Macro Practice addresses an in-depth approach social work practice with communities and organizations. Students engage members of a community or organization and identify strengths, needs, opportunities, and threats. Emphasis is placed on the strengths of the entity and students are encouraged to use an empowerment model to aid the entity in capitalizing on their strengths.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 612  Program Development and Supervision  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 610

Program Development and Supervision provides the opportunity for students to develop competency the use of and provision of supervision. Additionally, students will gain knowledge in the area of program development through experiential learning.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 614  Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Organizations  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 530

Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Organizations is a course that addresses theoretical perspectives as tools for understanding human behavior within organizations. The interrelatedness of the organizational environment on human behavior is emphasized.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 625  Social Policy, Justice, and Advocacy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Social Justice, Policy, & Advocacy addresses social policy and advocacy from a social and environmental justice perspective. Students will have the opportunity to assess policy recognizing the influence it has on individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. Students will engage in advocacy for socially just policies.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 630  Advanced Generalist Human Behavior and the Social Environment  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 530

Advanced Generalist Human Behavior and the Social Environment is a course that deeply addresses theoretical perspectives as tools for understanding human behavior for individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. The inter-relatedness of the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects within the environment is a point of emphasis.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 634  Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Immigrants and Refugees  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 530

Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Immigrants & Refugees is a course that addresses theoretical perspectives for understanding the human behavior of immigrants and refugees within the context of their environment.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 637  Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Military Population  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 530

Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Military Populations is a course that addresses theoretical perspectives as tools for understanding human behavior within the military. The interrelatedness of the military environment on human behavior is emphasized.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 641  Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 655

Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice provides the opportunity for students to develop clinical skills in working with individuals, families, and groups struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 643  Child and Family Social Work Clinical Practice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 641

Child & Family Social Work Clinical Practice provides the opportunity for students to develop competency in child and family therapeutic practice. Emphasis is placed on the use of research informed practice.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 644  Social Development and International Social Work Practice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Social Development and International Social Work Practice provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in working with international populations. Students will gain an understanding of global social work in developing and developed countries.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 645  Psychopathology and Addictions  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Psychopathology & Addiction exposes students to mental health diagnoses and addictive behavior. Students gain an understanding of the use of the DSM V and the ICD 10 in social work practice. Students will learn the basics of diagnosis.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 647  Military Social Work Practice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 641

Military Social Work Practice provides the opportunity for students to develop competency in assessment, engagement, and intervention with military populations. Emphasis is placed on the use of research-informed practice.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 650  Diversity and Cultural Humility  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Diversity and Cultural Humility provides students with a basic understanding of diversity in regards to ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, politics, and religious. The course emphasizes cultural humility, anti-oppressive practice, and cultural intelligence.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 655  Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 510 and SOWK 550 and SOWK 555

Advanced Social Work Practice provides an overview to a variety of theoretical approaches to helping individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. The course emphasizes the necessity of utilizing research informed practice in a competent manner.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 665  Advanced Generalist Practicum  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Advanced Generalist Practicum provides students with guidance in their efforts to secure a placement for their Advanced Generalist Field Experience.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 670  Advanced Generalist Field Experience and Seminar  6 Credit Hour(s)  

Advanced Field Experience and Seminar provides students with the opportunity to perform in the role of a social work practitioner under the supervision of an experienced master's level social worker. Students are engaged in a minimum of 600 field hours performing the duties of a social worker. Additionally, students meet for two hours weekly to discuss the theoretical and conceptual concepts learned in the classroom with the practical experiences in field placement. The course emphasizes the health and safety of the social work student.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 680  Applied Research and Ethics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 580

Applied Research and Ethics engages students in conducting evidence based research in an agency setting. Students draw from real world practice situations encountered in their field placements. Students will complete a multi-level agency assessment. Using the results, students will suggest a micro or macro level intervention.

Offered: Resident and Online

SOWK 688  Comprehensive Exam  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SOWK 501 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 510 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 530 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 545 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 550 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 555 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 560 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 565 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 570 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 580 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 625 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 650 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 655 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 665 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 670 (may be taken concurrently) and SOWK 680 (may be taken concurrently)

Students are required to pass the comprehensive exam with a 70% or higher.

Offered: Resident and Online

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