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Core Requirements

Using a generalist approach, the curriculum is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for practice at the entry level of the social work profession.


Courses (37 Semester hours)

SOWK 200 — Introduction to the Profession of Social Work (3)
SOWK 201 — Social Welfare Policy I (3)
SOWK 202 — Social Welfare Policy II
SOWK 300 — Stages of Development (3)
SOWK 301 — Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)
SOWK 302 — Social Work Research (3)
SOWK 400 — Social Work Methods I (3)
SOWK 401 — Social Work Methods II (3)
SOWK 402 — Field Instruction I (and Seminar) (5)
SOWK 403 — Field Instruction II (and Seminar) (5)
SOWK 404 — Social and Ethical Issues Seminar (3)


Core Electives (9 semester hours of the following)

SOWK 303 — Poverty: Myths and Realities (3)
SOWK 305 — Social Work with Children (3)
SOWK 306 — Social Work with Black Families (3)
SOWK 307 — Social Work in the Health Field (3)
SOWK 308 — Realities of Aging (3)
SOWK 309 — Social Work and Addictions (3)
SOWK 310 — Law and Social Work (3)
SOWK 311 — Social Work in Corrections (3)
SOWK 312 — Religion, Spirituality and Helping Profession (3)
SOWK 406 — Social Work with Communities (3)
SOWK 407 — Male-Female Relationships (3)
SOWK 499 — Selected Readings (Seniors Only, with permission from Chair) (3)


Related Requirements (36 semester hours)

ENGL 210 — Intro to English Grammar (3) or ENGL 361 — Technical and Report Writing (3)
GOVT ___ — Government Elective (3)
PSYC 204 — Elementary Statistics in Psychology (3) or SOCI 309 — Sociology (3)
PSYC 410 — Group Dynamics (3)
SOCI 310 — Race/Ethnic Relations (3)
SOCI 407 — Rural Sociology (3)
SOCI 409 — Urban Problems (3)
ECON 211 — Macroeconomics (3)
SOCI 101 — Introduction to Sociology (3)


Spanish Option

SPAN 101 — First Year Spanish I (3)
SPAN 102 — First Year Spanish II (3)
SPAN 201 — Second Year Spanish (3)

OR


Sign Option

CAAS 350 — Sign Language I (3)
CAAS 351 — Sign Language II (3)
____ ___ — Free Elective (3)


General Education Requirements


English Composition (6 semester hours)


ENGL 101 — Expository Writing (3)
ENGL 102 — Argument and Research (3)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours)


COMM 101 — Oral Communication (3)
PHIL 101 — Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Social Sciences (6 semester hours)


PSYC 101 — Introduction to Psychology (3)
HIST 114 — African-American History to 1865 (3) or HIST 115 — African American History since 1865 (3)

Sciences (8 semester hours)


BIOL 101 — Biological Science (4)
____ ___ — Science Elective (with Lab) (4)

Mathematics (3 semester hours)


MATH 127 — Introduction to Mathematical Ideas (3)

Technology (3 semester hours)


COSC 110 — Computer Literacy and Applications (3)

Institutional Requirements (6 semester hours)


FRSE 101 — Freshman Seminar (3)
HEED 102 — Life and Health (3) or IDIS 210 — Contemporary Health Issues for Women (3)