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SOCIAL WORK (SOCW)

501-3 GENERALIST PRACTICE: INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES. Generalist practice methods with individuals, families, and groups for enhancement of social functioning. Special focus on gender, age, race, ethnicity, and class. Prerequisite: admission to the MSW program.

502-3 GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES. Generalist practice in communities, including locality development, social planning, advocacy, and social action. Strategies for working within organization to promote change. Prerequisite: admission to MSW program.

503-3 COUNSELING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT. Micro skills of counseling for generalist social work practice. Lab based. Specific focus on cultural competency, professional values/ethics, and social justice for oppressed populations. Prerequisite: admission to MSW program.

504-3 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY. Social welfare policies and services, including their historical evolution, inherent values and ideology, and their effects on social problems and the social work profession. Prerequisite: admission to the MSW program.

505-3 GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH GROUPS. Social group work intervention within the generalist framework. Leadership skills to conduct treatment and task groups. Special knowledge and skills for diverse populations. Prerequisite: admission to MSW program.

506-4 RESEARCH METHODS AND DATA ANALYSIS. Theory and application of quantitative and qualitative research methods for social work theory and practice. Research designs, data analysis, and interpreting research findings. Includes lab. Prerequisite: admission to MSW program.

507-3 HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT. Examination of biophysical, psychological, and social aspects of human development across the life course, within the ecological systems perspective, including challenges of minority groups. Prerequisite: admission to the MSW program.

508-3 DIVERSITY, VALUES, ETHICS, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE. Understanding diverse groups distinguished by race/ethnicity, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and ability. Implications for social justice practice and NASW Code of Ethics. Prerequisite: admission to MSW program or consent of MSW director.

511-3 AREA DEVELOPMENT. Overview of social theory and models for social change with emphasis on southwestern Illinois. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced status.

514-3 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE. Understanding and use of descriptive statistics and hypothesis testing for social work practice. Prerequisite: admission to the MSW program.

515-3 RESEARCH AND EVALUATION FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE. Quantitative and qualitative research methods applied to the direct practice of social work. Prerequisite: SOCW 514 or special permission of director of the MSW program.

517-3 DIVERSITY. Multi-dimensional framework presented to examine ethnicity, racism, sexism, prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, dual value systems within micro and macro contexts, and implications for practice and policy. Prerequisite: admission to the MSW program.

520-3 ADVANCED PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. Family-centered generalist practice with emphasis on theories, models and strategies for problem solving and change. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

524-3 HUMAN BEHAVIOR: FAMILIES, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH AND DISABILITIES. Advanced applications of theories of human behavior to problems of gender, race, socioeconomic status, and disabilities. Prerequisite: SOCW 507 or advanced standing status.

526-3 FIELD INSTRUCTION I. The first of two foundation supervised social work practice experiences of at least 225 hours each in an approved social service setting. Includes an integrative seminar. Prerequisites: SOCW 501, 503, 507, 508, and permission of Director of Practica.

527-3 FIELD INSTRUCTION II. The second of two supervised social work practice experiences of at least 225 hours each in an approved social service setting. Includes an integrative seminar. Prerequisites: SOCW 526 and permission of Director of Practica.

528-3 ADVANCED FIELD INSTRUCTION III. The first of two supervised concentration field experiences of at least 250 hours each in an approved setting. Includes an integrative seminar. Prerequisites: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status, and permission of Director of Practica.

529-3 ADVANCED FIELD INSTRUCTION IV. The second of two supervised concentration field experiences of at least 250 hours each in an approved setting. Includes an integrative seminar. Prerequisites: SOCW 528 and permission of Director of Practica.

530-3 ADVANCED SOCIAL POLICY WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. Analysis of social policy development and implementation that affect children and families. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

531-6 BLOCK FIELD INSTRUCTION I. Supervised social work practice experience (minimum of 450 hours) in an approved social service setting. Includes a seminar to integrate knowledge and practice. Substitutes for SOCW 526 and 527. Prerequisites: SOCW 501, 503, 507, 508, and permission of Director of Practica.

532-6 BLOCK FIELD INSTRUCTION II. Supervised concentration field experience of at least 500 hours. Includes an integrative seminar. Substitutes for SOCW 528 and 529. Prerequisites: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status and permission of Director of Practica.

533-2 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS. Examines the history of school social work, the legal mandates, and institutional policies that impact social work practice in public schools. Prerequisites: admission to MSW school social work program and SPE 400.

535-3 PROGRAM EVALUATION. Quantitative and qualitative research methods for evaluating social practices and programs, basic concepts of measurements and various research strategies are employed. Prerequisites: SOCW 514; SOCW 515, or admission to advanced standing.

537-3 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT. Comprehensive examination of forms of psychopathology and skills for DSM-IV-TR diagnosis. Social work values, ethics and perspectives related to medical model explored. Prerequisite: admission to MSW program or consent of MSW Director.

540-3 ADVANCED PRACTICE WITH INDIVIDUALS. Counseling models and skills for treatment of individuals. Special emphasis on strengths-based, culturally compatible approaches that promote empowerment and social/economic justice. Prerequisite: admission to MSW program.

541-3 ADVANCED PRACTICE WITH FAMILIES AND GROUPS. Intervention models and skills for counseling for families and groups. Special emphasis on diverse family forms and culturally-compatible approaches, incorporating strengths-based techniques. Prerequisite: completion of all foundation courses or advanced status.

542-3 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY: MICRO PRACTICE. Policy analysis, advocacy models, and theories of social justice are examined and applied on a policy advocacy project to empower individuals and families. Prerequisite: completion of all foundation courses or advanced standing status.

543-3 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY: MACRO PRACTICE. Policy analysis and policy advocacy models and skills for work with communities, state and national governments. Students will complete a social action project. Prerequisite: completion of all foundation courses or advanced standing status.

544-3 ADVANCED PRACTICE WITH NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES. Models of community change, combined with skill training are used to conduct a needs assessment and social change project in community context. Prerequisite: completion of all foundations courses or advanced standing statue.

545-3 ADMINISTRATION. Organizational and management theories are applied to the administration of human service activities. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

546-3 APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH. Methods of both basic and applied social research. Students conduct either a program evaluation or write a grant proposal for agency use. Prerequisite: completion of all foundation courses or advanced standing status.

547-3 ADVANCED PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS. Models and skills of management and supervision, and on creating change in human service organizations, using power analysis. Students conduct social action project. Prerequisite: completion of all foundation courses or advanced standing status.

555-3 WOMEN, WORK, AND FAMILY. Gender-specific social policies and practice are examined as they apply to women in the workplace and the family, with emphasis on diversity among women. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

556-3 CHILD WELFARE SERVICES. Development of child welfare services and their present societal context, current issues and trends in service provision, models, and strategies of prevention intervention and treatment. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

557-3 SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Administration, rehabilitation facilities, and community responses to assessment and follow-up with substance abusers, and the most widely used treatment with special groups will be addressed. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

560-3 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. Models and skills used in psychosocial treatment of mental disorders. Examination of managed care, political, and economic influences on service delivery systems. Prerequisite: completion of all foundation courses or advanced standing status.

561-3 CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES. Study of practice models, ethical and cultural issues, and intervention skills for work in public child welfare, juvenile justice, and other child and adolescent services. Prerequisite: completion of all foundation courses or advanced standing status.

562-3 LEGAL ISSUES IN SOCIAL WORK. Laws and legal processes affecting social services and clients' rights; implications for practice in schools, mental health, child welfare, corrections. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

563-3 GERONTOLOGY SERVICES. Surveys theories of aging and teaches methods and skills of work with older Americans. Issues of cultural compatibility, social action and empowerment strategies. Prerequisite: completion of all foundation courses or advanced standing status.

564-3 SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES. Examines treatment methods and teaches skills for treatment of alcohol and other drugs. Examines ethical, cultural and policy issues of "war on drugs". Prerequisite: completion of all foundation courses or advanced standing status.

565-3 CAPSTONE. Integration of theories and practice models of entire MSW curriculum. Emphasis on critical thinking, diversity issues, and social/economic justice in all fields of practice. Prerequisites: completion of all foundation and advanced standing courses except those offered concurrently with this course.

567-2 SEMINAR IN SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK. Advanced seminar in school social work integrating MSW practice, knowledge, and skills with school field practicum experience. Prerequisites: admission to MSW school social work courses and SOCW 533.

568-4 ADVANCED FIELD III SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK. Advanced directed practicum in approved school setting in which student develops and demonstrates competence for social work practice in schools. Minimum 300 hours. Prerequisites: admission to MSW school social work courses and SPE 400.

569-4 ADVANCED FIELD IV SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK. The second of two advanced level directed practicum in approved school setting in which student develops and demonstrates competence for social work practice in school. Minimum 300 hours. Prerequisite: SOCW 568.

570-3 POLICY/PRACTICE WITH OPPRESSED POPULATIONS. Students will examine various treatment models with groups whose oppression is related to ethnicity, disabilities, gender, and sexual orientation. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

572-7 POST-MSW SCHOOL INTERNSHIP. Block internship consisting of a minimum of 600 clock hours in an Illinois public school setting under supervision of an MSW from a CSWE accredited program. Prerequisites: SPE 400 and admission to the Post-MSW Professional Development Sequence. Concurrent enrollment in SOCW 533.

580-3 ADVANCED SOCIAL POLICY IN HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, AND DISABILITIES. Examination of the origins and development of social policy in health, mental health, and disability services. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

583-3 ADVANCED PRACTICE IN HEALTH. Social work practice in health delivery systems. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

584-3 ADVANCED PRACTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH. Exploration of Social Work practice in mental health settings. Special attention to models of intervention and ethics in practice. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

585-3 ADVANCED PRACTICE IN DISABILITIES. Social work practice in disability services with special consideration to consumer-driven services. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

590-3 SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILIES. Multi-systems approach to family therapy from the perspective of the African-American experience. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

591-3 AIDS: ISSUES FOR SOCIAL WORK. Examines role of social workers in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment and applies social work practice theory to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their significant others. Prerequisite: completion of foundation curriculum or advanced standing status.

596-1 to 6 READINGS IN SOCIAL WORK. Supervised readings in selected subjects. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and MSW program director.