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Course Descriptions SW Social Work SW 124 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SERVICES. (3) Introduction to social welfare concepts and philosophies. Examination of the profession of social work and its philosophy and value commitments within social welfare. Public and private service delivery systems will be studied. Required of social work majors and recommended it be taken the first year. SW 430 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY: THEORY AND IMPLEMENTATION. (3) The study and demonstration of different analytic models utilized in analysis of social welfare policy. The course also introduces content in the areas of organizational theory, management tools necessary to the understanding of implementation and evaluation of social welfare policy. Prereq: Open only to social work majors, SW 222 or SW 322, PS 101 or equivalent PS course. SW 222 DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE. (3) Study of the cultural traditions, value orientations, and political and economic forces which have contributed to the emergence of present social welfare policies and systems in the United States. Required of social work majors and open to all others. SW 435 FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN SOCIAL WORK. (3) This course introduces students to the fundamentals of ethical decision making in generalist professional social work practice. The major philosophical formulations that underlie ethics and relevant concepts derived from these formulations are highlighted as is the development of ethical reasoning and decision-making skills in dealing with moral problems and dilemmas that arise in entry-level social work practice. Prereq: Open to social work majors, SW 300, SW 421. SW 300 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE I. (4) An introduction to generalist social work practice theory, a study of skills in professional practice with individuals and families, and an examination of social work functions in the direct delivery of social services. Special attention is paid to the NASW Code of Ethics and to the social workers obligations towards populations-at-risk. Class includes four hours per week of laboratory in health or welfare settings, and three lecture hours. Prereq: SW 124. Open only to social work majors. SW 444 EDUCATIONAL PRACTICUM I. (5) This course is an introduction to social work field education under faculty direction in the Teaching-Learning Center. Students will begin to apply knowledge from prerequisite courses in experiences which utilize social work practice skills with emphasis on individuals, families and small groups, toward goals of prevention, restoration and enhancement of social functioning. This course includes 18 hours per week of seminar and experiential learning. Prereq: Open only to social work majors, SW 300, SW 420, SW 430. SW 320 GLOBAL POVERTY: RESPONSES ACROSS CULTURES. (3) An examination of poverty in various non-Western cultures. The course will cover the nature, scope, and distribution of poverty, definitions of poverty, common characteristics of the poor, as well as cultural traditions and folkways which contribute to the problem. Social welfare responses and humanitarian efforts which address the problem are examined. SW 445 EDUCATIONAL PRACTICUM II. (8) This course continues the process of social work practicum under faculty direction in a Teaching-Learning Center. Students will continue to apply knowledge from prerequisite and concurrent courses in experiences which utilize social work practice skills with individuals, families, and small groups as well as with organizations and communities toward the goals of prevention, restoration, and enhancement of social functioning. Includes 24 hours per week of seminar and experiential learning. Prereq: Open only to social work majors, SW 400, SW 444, SW 450. SW 322 SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE. (4) Designed for transfer students of junior rank. Study of social welfare development, social work philosophy and value commitment and with an examination of social service agencies and programs. Option of agency visitation, group experiences, social service. Not open to those having SW 124 or 222. SW 350 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE II: SURVEY OF GROUPS. (3) This course introduces students to the place of group work in professional social work practice. Examined are the basic knowledge, specific roles, strategies, and skills when working with groups of vulnerable populations. This course assists students in recognizing the efficacy of practice with groups of different types that fulfill diverse populations are conducted in a variety of community and organizational settings. It introduces students to group dynamics, development, and techniques needed to be a successful group leader. Prereq: Open to Social Work Majors, SW 300, SW 421. SW 354 THE FAMILY IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE. (3) Approaches the study of the family from a comparative perspective, emphasizing crosscultural variability in the structure and function of family. Kinship, household formation, sex roles, and socialization are examined in the context of the family, as well as patterns of interaction, personality formation, and family pathology. Prereq: Declared majors or minors in Dept. of Family Sciences or SW. (Same as FAM 354.) SW 395 INDEPENDENT WORK. (1-4) Organized study research and/or tutorial work focused on special issues or problems. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits. Prereq: Major, standing of 3.0 overall GPA, or consent of dean, and consent of adviser and instructor. SW 400 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE III. (4) Emphasizing an ecological and systems framework, the course explores theories and practice approaches appropriate for work with groups, organizations, and community systems. The impact of discrimination and oppression on populations-at-risk is discussed, along with problem-solving and interventive strategies. The ethical and legal strategies of the generalist practitioner are studied. Prereq: Open only to social work majors, SW 300, SW 444, SW 435. SW 401 PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. (3) The critical examination of social work practice with children and families with emphasis on social service interventions to strengthen family life. Prereq: SW 354. SW 421 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I. (3) This foundation course is the first of a two part social work major course sequence that utilizes life course perspective and other theories as tools for understanding human behavior and its development across the lifespan. A person in the environment focus is utilized as students explore the interrelatedness of biological, social, cultural, psychological, and environmental factors in human behavior and its ongoing development. Particular attention will be given to exploring the impact of racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, classism, and homophobia on human behavior across the life journey. Prereq: Open to Social Work Majors; SW 124 and SW 222 or SW 322. SW 422 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II. (3) This foundation course is the second in the sequence of two social work courses that focuses on theory as a tool for understanding human behavior on multiple interacting levels, including: individual, family, small group, organization, community and society. The course will explore the interrelatedness of biological, social, cultural, psychological and environmental factors in human behavior and development. Particular attention will be given to exploring the impact of racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, classism and homophobia on human behavior at each level. Prereq: Open to Social Work Majors; completion of SW 300, SW 421. University of Kentucky KEY: # = new course SW 450 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH. (4) An introductory study and application of the processes of research in building social work knowledge and developing effective social work practice. Prereq: Open only to social work majors, basic statistics course, SW 444, SW 435. SW 460 UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOR FROM A SOCIO-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE:THEORIESOFPSYCHOPATHOLOGY. (4) Problematic behavior is discussed employing a social work perspective. Students are introduced to a bio-psycho-socio-cultural assessment model and the DSM IV-TR criteria for mental health disorders. Students learn to respect the person in his or her environment and not to categorize them by their problems or diagnosis. Risk/resiliency and strengths perspectives are utilized to understand mental disorders within a socio-cultural context. Emphasis is placed on understanding how theoretical models explain psychopathology and inform interventions in social work practice. Prereq: Open to Social Work Majors; SW 350, SW 422, SW 444. SW 470 SENIOR SEMINAR. (3) An integrative professional seminar for senior majors in social work, usually taken in the last semester of course work. Social work issues of an educational, professional and practice nature are examined. Prereq: Open only to social work majors, completion of all core social work courses, but SW 445 prerequisite or concurrent. SW 505 CHILD WELFARE SERVICES. (2-3) This course provides a comprehensive introduction to child abuse and neglect, including historical perspectives, indicators of maltreatment, theories about its etiology, and effective interventions on the micro and macro levels. Students will learn about child protective policies and services, and the social workers roles and responsibilities. SW 510 MENTAL HEALTH KNOWLEDGE FOR THE SOCIAL PROFESSIONS. (2-3) An analysis of personality development, behavior patterns, and social structural factors with special reference to mental health, its service delivery system, and implications for practice in the social professions. SW 511 GENOCIDE: INTERVENTION WITH SURVIVORS AND GLOBAL PREVENTION. (3) This course will examine the psychological, cultural, and societal roots of human cruelty, mass violence, and genocide. It explores what enables individuals collectively, and individually to perpetrate mass cruelty/genocide or to stand by and watch such horrors. The course will cover key concepts, perpetrator psychology, biopsychosocial effects on and intervention with survivors. Prereq: Open to students with a minimum of sophomore status and an introductory social science course, or consent of instructor. SW 512 SOCIAL WORK IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. (3) Criminal justice processes are studied and evaluated. Factors influencing criminality are examined, as well as consequences and costs to offenders and to society of current policies to control and prevent crime. Traditional and innovative community and institutional programs for adult and juvenile offenders are emphasized to prepare those wanting to work with this population. Prereq: Junior standing or consent of instructor. 2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin * = course changed = course dropped 598

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