Social Work (SOWK)

SOWK 6011. Social Welfare Policies & Prog. (3 Credits)

Examines the history and current structures of social policies and services, the role of policy in service delivery and the role of practice in policy development. Cr. 3. Prerequisites: Admission to graduate school or the permission of the instructor.

SOWK 6020. Achieving Justice Diverse Wrld. (3 Credits)

Historical, political and socio-economic forces that maintain oppressive values, attitudes, and behaviors in society are examined. Prerequisites: Admission to graduate school or the permission of the instructor.

SOWK 6021. Hum Behav/Social Environment. (3 Credits)

Lays the theoretical groundwork for social work practice with individuals over the lifespan. Prerequisites: Admission to graduate school or the permission of the instructor.

SOWK 6031. Direct Practice Methods. (3 Credits)

Provides students with the knowledge, values and skills to engage, assess, intervene and evaluate individuals. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW Program and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, SOWK 6021.

SOWK 6032. Theory/Pract Families/Groups. (3 Credits)

Provides students with the knowledge, values and skills to engage, assess, intervene and evaluate families and groups. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW Program and completion or concurrent enrollment in SOWK 6021.

SOWK 6033. Theory/Pract Comm/Organization. (3 Credits)

Provides students with the knowledge, values and skills to engage, assess, intervene and evaluate communities and organizations. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW Program and completion or concurrent enrollment in SOWK 6021.

SOWK 6041. Research in Social Work. (3 Credits)

Provides students with the knowledge, values and skills to employ evidence-based interventions to evaluate practice. Prerequisites: Admission to graduate school or consent of the instructor.

SOWK 6051. Foundation Field Seminar I. (1 Credit)

Connects the theoretical and conceptual contribution of the classroom with the practical world of the field practice setting. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in SOWK 6055: Foundation Field Experience I.

SOWK 6052. Foundation Field Seminar II. (1 Credit)

Connects the theoretical and conceptual contribution of the classroom with the practical world of the field practice setting. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in SOWK 6056: Foundation Field Experience II.

SOWK 6053. Foundation Field Seminar Block. (2 Credits)

SOWK 6055. Foundation Field Experience I. (3 Credits)

MSW-supervised field experience of 225 clock hours. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program, successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in first year foundation coursework, concurrent enrollment in SOWK 6051: Foundation Field Seminar I, and written consent of the MSW Field Director.

SOWK 6056. Foundation Field Experience II. (3 Credits)

MSW-supervised field experience of 225 clock hours. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program, successful completion of first semester foundation coursework, completion of or concurrent enrollment in second semester foundation coursework, concurrent enrollment in SOWK 6052, and consent of MSW Field Director.

SOWK 6057. Foundation Field Exp Block. (6 Credits)

SOWK 6130. School Social Work. (3 Credits)

Overview of the various social work related theoretical perspectives, models, and programs for intervention with children and their families in school settings. Prerequisites: Graduate admission; admission to the MSW program or consent of the instructor.

SOWK 6131. Family Violence Across Lifespa. (3 Credits)

Examines the various forms of violence in families, including intimate partner abuse, child abuse and elder abuse. Prerequisites: Graduate admission; admission to the MSW program or consent of the instructor.

SOWK 6132. Grief/Loss in Soc Wrk Practice. (3 Credits)

This elective course examines theories and interventions related to grief and loss. Prerequisites: Graduate admission; admission to the MSW program or consent of the instructor.

SOWK 6133. Soc Wrk Prac w/Older Adults. (3 Credits)

Examines the development stages of later adulthood, the aging process and best practices in meeting the needs of older adults. Prerequisites: Graduate admission; admission to the MSW program or consent of the instructor.

SOWK 6134. Special Topics in Social Work. (3 Credits)

Topics vary from semester to semester depending on the needs and interest of the students and the southwest Georgia service area. Prerequisites: Graduate admission; admission to the MSW program or consent of the instructor.

SOWK 6460. International Social Welfare P. (3 Credits)

SOWK 7010. Ethic Decis Making in Sowk Pra. (3 Credits)

This course assists students acquire the knowledge base for identifying ethical issues and the skills necessary to resolve ethical dilemmas.

SOWK 7011. Legal/Ethical Iss Chld/Fam Pol. (3 Credits)

Critical examination of current and proposed policies impacting children, vulnerable adults and families over the lifespan. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all foundation year coursework or consent of instructor.

SOWK 7021. Family Dynam Through Life Cycl. (3 Credits)

Provides the advanced theoretical bases for understanding complex family processes over the lifespan. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all foundation year coursework or consent of instructor.

SOWK 7031. Assessment/Pract w/Child/Adole. (3 Credits)

Examination of theories of childhood and adolescent development, methods of assessment, and the facilitation of change. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all foundation year coursework and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in SOWK 7021.

SOWK 7032. Assessment and Practice w/Fami. (3 Credits)

Focuses on engagement, assessment, planning, and service provision to families. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all foundation year coursework and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, SOWK 7021.

SOWK 7033. Assess/Pract Vulnerable Adults. (3 Credits)

Focuses on engagement, assessment and service provision with vulnerable adults. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all foundation year coursework and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, SOWK 7021.

SOWK 7041. Evaluation Practice Child/Fami. (3 Credits)

Applying research knowledge and skill in social service programs for children and families over the lifespan. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all foundation year coursework or consent of instructor.

SOWK 7051. Advanced Field Seminar I. (1 Credit)

Opportunity to connect advanced coursework to social work practice with vulnerable children, families and adults in the field. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in SOWK 7055: Advanced Field Experience I.

SOWK 7052. Advanced Field Seminar II. (1 Credit)

Continued opportunities to connect advanced coursework to social work practice with vulnerable children, families and adults in the field. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in SOWK 7056: Advanced Field Experience II.

SOWK 7053. Advance Field Block Seminar. (2 Credits)

SOWK 7055. Advanced Field Experience I. (3 Credits)

Advanced MSW-supervised placement of 225 clock hours. Prerequisites: Completion of all foundation year course requirements, concurrent enrollment in SOWK 7021, SOWK 7031, SOWK 7041, SOWK 7051, and written consent of the MSW-Field Director.

SOWK 7056. Advanced Field Experience II. (3 Credits)

Advanced MSW-supervised placement of 225 clock hours. Prerequisites: Completion of all first seminar advanced coursework, SOWK 7031, SOWK 7033, SOWK 7011, concurrent enrollment in SOWK 7052, and written consent of the MSW Field Director.

SOWK 7057. Advance Field Experience Block. (6 Credits)

SOWK 7130. Soc Work Prac Abus/Neglect Fam. (3 Credits)

Examines the historical, legal and best social work practices with abusing and neglecting families. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MSW foundation year coursework.

SOWK 7131. Psychopathology/Psychopharmaco. (3 Credits)

Prepares social workers to understand the medical model of mental health practice (e.g., DSM IV, mental health diagnosis, psychiatric treatment, medications, etc.). Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW programs or consent of the instructor.

SOWK 7132. Social Work with Groups. (3 Credits)

Knowledge, values and empirically-supported practice skills for competent group work with diverse children, adolescents and families. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MSW foundation year course work.

SOWK 7133. Behav Methods Soc Wrk Practice. (3 Credits)

Examines the practices in behavioral interventions in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MSW foundation year course work.

SOWK 7134. Soc Wrk Prac Substnce Abus Fam. (3 Credits)

Provides theories and methods in the assessment, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation of substance abusers and their family members. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MSW foundation year course work.

SOWK 7135. Soc Wrk Prac/Military Families. (3 Credits)

Evidence-based theories and methods in the assessment, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation with military veterans and their families. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MSW foundation year course work.

SOWK 7136. Case Management. (3 Credits)

Provides knowledge regarding the historical development, processes and models for case management in the social services. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MSW foundation year coursework.

SOWK 7137. Crisis Intervention. (3 Credits)

Examination of the impact of specific crises on individuals and families such as life-threatening illness, trauma, physical and mental disability, and death. Prerequisites; Successful completion of all MSW foundation year course work.

SOWK 7138. Supervision in the Social Scie. (3 Credits)

Provides the knowledge, values and skills necessary to provide competent supervision in social service organizations. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all MSW foundation year coursework.

SOWK 7139. Global Research. (3-6 Credits)

A variable content elective graduate course focusing on selected topics in social work and social welfare. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program and consent of the instructor.

SOWK 7141. Directed Independent Study. (3-6 Credits)

An individualized research study of a social work issue conducted under the direction and supervision of graduate faculty. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program, written consent of the sponsoring faculty member, and written consent of the MSW Program Director.

SOWK 7155. Field Experience Elective I. (1 Credit)

Requires 75 clock hours of elective field work in an approved MSW-supervised social work setting. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program and written consent of the MSW Field Director.

SOWK 7156. Field Experience Elective II. (2 Credits)

Requires 150 clock hours of elective field work in an approved MSW-supervised social work setting. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program and written consent of the MSW Field Director.

SOWK 7157. Field Experience Elective II. (3 Credits)

Requires 225 clock hours of elective field work in an approved MSW-supervised social work setting. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSW program and written consent of the MSW Field Director.

SOWK 7400. Policy in Rural Areas. (3 Credits)