Social Work (SOCW)

SOCW 1030 Introduction To Social Welfare

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to the social welfare institution, its history, relation to social values, social welfare laws and programs, and the systems characteristic of service delivery. C or better required for majors.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences, Multicultural US Diversity

SOCW 2010 Survey Of The Social Work Profession

[4 credit hours]

This course provides an opportunity for the student to explore the dynamics of the social work profession. The student will examine various components of social work, including an overview of strengths perspective, systems theory, ethics, client populations served, roles of social workers who serve these populations, and APA style of professional writing. The course also includes sixty hours of supervised field experience and directed classroom discussion connecting field experience to social work practice.

Prerequisites: SOCW 1030 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOCW 2210 Field Experience And Lab I

[3 credit hours]

Supervised field experience. Ninety hours evenly distributed with weekly directed classroom discussion of reflecting the relationship of field experience to social work practice. This course meets the WAC requirements, and journaling and written classroom exercises will be required.

Prerequisites: SOCW 2010 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOCW 3020 Social Work Issues In Social & Economic Justice

[3 credit hours]

Provides an in depth study of the concepts of social and economic justice relative to the practice of social work including power and economic distribution, oppression, discrimination and confronting injustice.

Prerequisites: SOCW 2210 with a minimum grade of D-

SOCW 3030 Survey Of Social Work Assessment Tools

[3 credit hours]

Provides an overview of various tools used by social workers in practice including use of DSM IV, individual, family, group, organization and community assessments.

Prerequisites: SOCW 2210 with a minimum grade of D-

SOCW 3040 Social Work With Older Adults

[3 credit hours]

History and development of practice with older adults. Trends in aging, services for older adults, health care, social security, retirement, elder abuse, substitute care decision, hospice, loss, death and dying.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

SOCW 3050 Crisis Intervention

[3 credit hours]

Provides an examination of crisis intervention theories and strategies to deal with stress. Emphasis is on observing, formulating, defining and measuring the threats, tasks and opportunities associated with crisis behavior.

Prerequisites: SOCW 2010 with a minimum grade of D-

SOCW 3060 Social Work Ethics

[3 credit hours]

Examination of social work values and their professional implications. Provision of working knowledge of Social Work Code of Ethics and licensing and subsequent professional responsibilities. Integration of theoretical models with practice situations.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

SOCW 3070 Child Welfare I

[3 credit hours]

Child welfare history. Knowledge, concepts and skill development concerning child maltreatment and protection, risk assessment and family-centered services.

Prerequisites: SOCW 2010 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Fall

SOCW 3080 Women In Poverty

[3 credit hours]

Provides an understanding of women's poverty and its perpetuation through marriage and divorce, women's work and wages, welfare, children, child support and the economics of the unpaid women's labor.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOCW 3090 Social Work Perspectives On Culture And Oppression

[3 credit hours]

Focus is on vulnerable and oppressed groups who are among social welfare consumers. Cultural characteristics and group strengths, needs, priorities and experiences within the context of social work are also explored.

Prerequisites: SOCW 2010 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOCW 3110 Social Work Practice I

[3 credit hours]

An overview of generalist social work practice with various system sizes. Emphasizes strengths, empowerment, social and economic justice, ethical practice and examination of self in relation to professional social work. Must be admitted to the social work program.

Prerequisites: SOCW 2010 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Fall

SOCW 3120 Social Work Interviewing And Recording

[4 credit hours]

Develops skills needed for the generalist social work interview and appropriate recording techniques. Integrates computer simulation, role-play and video recording for a participatory learning experience.

Prerequisites: SOCW 3110 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring

SOCW 3170 Child Welfare II

[3 credit hours]

Addresses the developmental and permanence needs of children, effects of maltreatment on children, placement issues, separation, reunification and adoption. Includes child welfare services for children with developmental disabilities.

Prerequisites: (SOCW 3070 with a minimum grade of C and SOCW 2010 with a minimum grade of C)

Term Offered: Spring

SOCW 3210 Human Behavior in the Soc Environment I

[3 credit hours]

Theoretical social-work related approaches to understanding human behavior and related biological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental factors affecting individuals, families and groups, from infancy to adolescence, within the context of diversity.

Prerequisites: SOCW 2010 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Fall

SOCW 3220 Human Behavior In Social Environment II

[3 credit hours]

Theoretical social work - related approaches to understanding human behavior and related biological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental factors affecting individual, family and group behavior, from young adulthood to old age.

Prerequisites: SOCW 3210 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring

SOCW 3230 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III

[3 credit hours]

This course provides a view of behavior of larger systems including groups, organizations, and communities through a strengths perspective, focusing on social and economic justice, and the values of the social work profession.

Prerequisites: SOCW 3210 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

SOCW 3300 Social Policy And Legislation

[3 credit hours]

An examination of current social welfare issues and theories and the significance to the social, economic and political factors which influence policymaking and implementation.

Prerequisites: PSC 1200 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Summer, Fall

SOCW 3410 Social Work Research Practicum I

[3 credit hours]

Presentation of basic methods used in social work research. Practice based methods are emphasized. Course content will focus on scientific methods of building knowledge for evidence-based social work practice.

Prerequisites: SOCW 2010 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Fall

SOCW 3420 Social Work Research Practicum II

[3 credit hours]

Develop student competency in use of statistical applications in applied social work research. Entails continuation and completion of community-based research project started in Research Practicum I.

Prerequisites: SOCW 3410 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring

SOCW 3510 Interpersonal Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Individuals

[3 credit hours]

This course will provide an introduction and overview of sexual orientation and gender identity and expand understanding of how to implement affirmative models of practice with LGBTQ individuals, families and communities. Course content will include: perspectives on gender, identity formation, impact of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia, affirming interventions with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons, families, youth, communities and aging; and specific challenges facing the LGBT communities such as homelessness, domestic violence, bullying, and policy.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOCW 3520 Human Animal Interaction, Health and Wellness

[3 credit hours]

The majority of households in the United States have a companion animal. This course provides an overview of how human-animal interactions (HAI) and the human-animal bond (HAB) impact human health and well-being. Topics include: the social, physical and emotional/psychological impacts across the lifespan; therapeutic roles of animals; animal welfare and ethical considerations; and the connection between violence toward people and violence toward animals.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOCW 3530 Health Care Social Work Experiences with Interprofessional Teaming

[1-3 credit hours]

Students will be introduced to the unique demands of health care social work (3 credits more content and more assignments). Students will utilize generalist skills developed in their BSW program to negotiate the interdisciplinary classroom by participating in real-world problem solving and simulations by joining students from across the University of Toledo campuses and the free clinic to learn how to be an integral part of health care with an emphasis on just service delivery.

Term Offered: Fall

SOCW 4120 Social Work Practice II

[3 credit hours]

Provides advanced theory and skill development as a generalist social worker with organizations and communities. Emphasis is on a strengths and empowerment perspective focused on social and economic justice.

Prerequisites: SOCW 3110 with a minimum grade of C and SOCW 3120 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Fall

SOCW 4130 Social Work Practice III

[3 credit hours]

Provides advanced theory and skill development as a generalist social worker with individuals, families and groups. Emphasis is on a strengths and empowerment perspective focused on social and economic justice.

Prerequisites: SOCW 4120 with a minimum grade of C and SOCW 4200 with a minimum grade of C and SOCW 4220 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring

SOCW 4200 Field Seminar II

[1 credit hour]

Integration of field experience and proactive principles.

Corequisites: SOCW 4120, SOCW 4220

Term Offered: Fall

SOCW 4210 Field Seminar III

[1 credit hour]

Integration of field experience and proactive principles.

Prerequisites: SOCW 4120 with a minimum grade of C and SOCW 4200 with a minimum grade of C and SOCW 4220 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring

SOCW 4220 Social Work Field Experience II

[5 credit hours]

A professional experience in generalist social work practice with an integration of classroom learning with practice in a social agency. Must be taken in successive semesters during a single academic year. Application for entry to field placement must be submitted to social work office during spring semester prior to fall placement.

Term Offered: Fall

SOCW 4230 Field Experience III

[5 credit hours]

A professional experience in generalist social work practice with an integration of classroom learning with practice in a social agency. Must be taken in successive semesters during a single academic year. Application for entry to field placement must be submitted to social work office during spring semester prior to fall placement.

Prerequisites: SOCW 4220 with a minimum grade of C and SOCW 4200 with a minimum grade of C and SOCW 4120 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring

SOCW 4500 Appreciating Diversity In Social Work Practice

[3 credit hours]

This course focuses upon the cultural gropu strengths, needs, priorities and experiences of ethnic/racial groups in the U.S. through a social welfare perspective. Individual and institutional racism are examined.

Prerequisites: SOCW 2210 with a minimum grade of D-

SOCW 4960 Honors Thesis

[1-6 credit hours]

Senior standing and approval of the department honor adviser.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOCW 4980 Special Issues In Social Work

[1-3 credit hours]

Courses on various social work specialties. May be repeated in different topics.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

SOCW 4990 Independent Study In Social Work

[1-3 credit hours]

Designed for advanced students in social work to pursue supervised independent study in unlisted subject areas or to continue course work in greater depth. Written proposal required.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall