2012-14 Academic Catalog

Department of Social Work

(College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)


www.uni.edu/socialwork

The Department of Social Work offers the following undergraduate and graduate programs and program certificates.  Specific requirements for these programs are listed within this Department of Social Work section in the following order:

  • Undergraduate Major (B.A.)
    • Social Work
  • Graduate Major (M.S.W.)
    • Social Work
  • Program Certificates
    • Social Work Certificate
    • Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate

The Social Work Department at the University of Northern Iowa is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The undergraduate social work major prepares students for beginning level professional social work practice.

The mission of the Department of Social Work, in keeping with the broader mission of the University and the purposes of professional social work education, is to prepare students for competent, effective, and ethical-beginning and advanced-professional practice and leadership; to conduct scholarship that advances knowledge; and to provide service to local, state, national, and international communities.  Using multidimensional theory, knowledge and skills, students and faculty are committed to enhancing human potential and growth in diverse human systems.  This commitment is supported by the promotion of multi-cultural sensitivity, human rights, and social and economic justice within a framework of social work values and ethics.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

Social Work Major

The Social Work major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required
School of Applied Human Sciences:
FAM SERV 1055 (31F:055)Human Growth and Development3
or PSYCH 2202 (400:120) Developmental Psychology
Social Work: 41
Social Welfare: A World View
Social Services and Social Work
Social Work Practice I
Field Instruction *
Social Work Research
Social Work Practice II
Social Policies and Issues
Minority Group Relations
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Therapeutic Communication
Family and Group Practice
Community and Organizational Practice
Select at least two of the following: 6
Mental Deviance and Mental Health Institutions
Working With Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Stress and Stress Management in the Helping Professions
Addictions Treatment
Human Services Administration
Social Services for Older Adults
Child Welfare Policy and Practice
Therapeutic Communication **
Seminar in Social Work ***
Family and Group Practice **
Social Work:
SW 2080 (450:080)Statistics for Social Work ^3
or SOC 2020 (980:080) Statistics for Social Research
Total Hours53

*

SW 3184 (450:184) can also be taken for 4 additional credit hours on an elective basis.

**

SW 4193/5193 (450:193g) and SW 4195/5195 (450:195g) may be taken for elective credit if not taken to fulfill core course requirements.

***

SW 4194/5194 (450:194g) may be repeated once with a different topic.

^

SOC 2020 (980:080) may be substituted by PSYCH 3003 (400:102) or STAT 1772 (800:072)STAT 1772 (800:072) may be used to satisfy Category 1C of the Liberal Arts.

A minimum cumulative grade point average for all college work of 2.40 and a 2.40 grade point average for all UNI courses taken is required for admission to the Social Work major. A minimum UNI grade point average of 2.40 is required for graduation as a Social Work major.

Prior to the initiation of the second Social Work Practice course, Social Work majors are required to complete a departmentally-approved, 30-contact-hour service experience in a social service agency.

In order to enroll in SW 3184 (450:184) , a student must be a Social Work major and the following must be present: senior standing (90 or more credit hours); completion of SW 2091 (450:091) and SW 3192 (450:192) with a minimum grade of C in each course; SW 2042 (450:042) ; SW 4164/5164 (450:164g) ; SW 3185 (450:185) ; statistics course; and a minimum UNI grade point average of 2.40.

Students who graduate with a major in Social Work receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Social Work Certificate.

Master of Social Work Degree

Major in Social Work

The Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) is available only on the non-thesis option. The M.S.W. program is designed to prepare students for the advanced practice of social work in a variety of public and nonprofit settings. There are two avenues to the M.S.W. degree: the Two Year program, open to persons with baccalaureate degrees in other fields from an accredited college or university, and the Advanced Standing program, which is available only for qualified students who have graduated from a Council on Social Work Education (C.S.W.E.) accredited baccalaureate social work program.  The Advanced Standing Program has a very limited Extended Enrollment Option.

All M.S.W. students will complete a concentration in either Advanced Micro Practice or Social Administration Practice. The Micro Practice concentration is designed to prepare students for advanced social work practice with individuals, families, and groups. The Social Administration concentration is designed to prepare students for advanced administrative practice including: leadership, program planning and development; organizational development and change; and how to seek effective funding of programs. The concentration course credit can only be completed at the University of Northern Iowa.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

The Two Year program requires a minimum of 60 semester hours, which consists of a generalist foundation core of 29 semester hours and completion of one of the two concentrations. The program is offered in cohort groups and consists of two full consecutive academic years with field practicum concurrent with fall and spring academic course work or with second year field practicum during the summer following completion of all other course work. Students are strongly encouraged to finish within this time frame. A minimum of 39 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for this program.

The Advanced Standing program requires a minimum of 38 semester hours. The program consists of a summer core of 7 hours, preceding one full academic year of concentration courses with field practicum concurrent with fall and spring academic course work or with field practicum during the summer following completion of all other course work. Students are strongly encouraged to finish within this time frame. A minimum of 32 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for this program.  The Extended Enrollment Option is available on a competitive, limited basis for applicants meeting the following:

  1. Qualify for advanced standing;
  2. Work or have worked in social services;
  3. Can attend classes at times offered (three-hour blocks) and field practicum over two semesters (16-20 clock hours per week);
  4. Can complete all requirements within a preferred three years but no more than four years.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study.  General graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at  www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program; however, applicants may wish to submit GRE scores in support of their application. 

Admission to the M.S.W. is competitive. Applicants must comply with all of the policies and procedures pertaining to admission to graduate study as set forth in this University Catalog. In addition, applicants are required to submit the following in order to be considered for admission.

  1. The Department of Social Work M.S.W. application.
  2. Three letters of reference, using the official M.S.W. departmental reference forms.
  3. A personal statement.
  4. As part of normal admission to graduate study at UNI, official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended (with the exception of the University of Northern Iowa), must be sent directly from the college or university attended to the Office of Admissions at the University of Northern Iowa.

For information concerning admission or required courses for the M.S.W., contact the Department of Social Work, M.S.W. Program, 235 Sabin, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0405, or phone 319-273-5910, or visit www.uni.edu/csbs/socialwork/msw-graduate-degree.

Required for Two Year Program:

Social Work foundation core: (for all two year students)
SW 6210 (450:210)Foundation Practicum I3
SW 6211 (450:211)Foundation Practicum II5
SW 6212 (450:212)Human Behavior and the Social Environment Micro3
SW 6213 (450:213)Human Behavior and the Social Environment Macro3
SW 6214 (450:214)Social Work Practice I3
SW 6215 (450:215)Social Work Practice II3
SW 6216 (450:216)Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities3
SW 6218 (450:218)Introduction to Social Work Research3
SW 6230 (450:230)Injustice and Oppression3
Concentration: (select one of the following)31
Total Hours60

Required for Advanced Standing Program:

Social Work: (summer courses)
SW 6218 (450:218)Introduction to Social Work Research3
SW 6239 (450:239)Advanced Standing Graduate Seminar4
Concentration: (select one of the following) (electives must include 3 hrs. of 6000-level course work)31
Total Hours38

Micro Practice Concentration:

Social Work:
SW 6240 (450:240)Advanced Micro Practice Practicum I5
SW 6241 (450:241)Advanced Micro Practice Practicum II5
SW 6242 (450:242)Approaches to Advanced Micro Practice3
SW 6243 (450:243)Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups3
SW 6244 (450:244)Advanced Social Work Practice with Families3
SW 6255 (450:255)Social Welfare Policy Analysis3
Electives to be selected in consultation with program advisor (must include 3 hours of 6000-level course work for students in Advanced Standing Program)9
Total Hours31

Social Administration Concentration:

Social Work
SW 6255 (450:255)Social Welfare Policy Analysis3
SW 6260 (450:260)Advanced Social Administration Practicum I5
SW 6261 (450:261)Advanced Social Administration Practicum II5
SW 6262 (450:262)Administrative Social Work Practice3
SW 6263 (450:263)Grant Writing, Fund Raising, and Contracting3
SW 6264 (450:264)Organizational Development and Networking3
Electives to be selected in consultation with program advisor (must include 3 hours of 6000-level course work for students in Advanced Standing Program)9
Total Hours31

Program Certificates

The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. For information on the following program certificates, contact the Department of Social Work or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.

Social Work Certificate

Students who graduate with a major in Social Work from UNI receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Social Work Certificate. For information on this major see Social Work major within this Department of Social Work section.

Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate

This UNI certificate program is designed to prepare Social Work majors for the field of substance abuse treatment. To receive a UNI certificate, a student must complete the requirements for the Social Work major (including graduation with the B.A.) and the specific course work and field instruction experiences as indicated.

Required
Social Work:
SW 4171/5171 (450:171g)Addictions Treatment3
Electives: select three of the following9
Psychology:
Drugs and Individual Behavior
Social Work:
Mental Deviance and Mental Health Institutions
Working With Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Stress and Stress Management in the Helping Professions
Child Welfare Policy and Practice
Total Hours12

Field Instruction: Students will spend a total of 440 service hours in an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. To secure a field placement site the student may need to travel out of town. Experience with individuals, families, and groups will be required.

 

B.A. Degree - Social Work Major (Major Code 450)

 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Liberal Arts Core12-13Liberal Arts Core12-13
SOC 1000 (980:001)3PSYCH 1001 (400:001)3
 15-16 15-16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Liberal Arts Core9Liberal Arts Core6
BIOL 1014 (840:014)3SW 2042 (450:042)3
SW 1041 (450:041)3SW 2091 (450:091)3
 PSYCH 2202 (400:120) (or FAMSERV 1055 Human Growth & Development)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
SW Required Course3SW Required Course3
Statistics Course3-4University Electives7
University Elective3SW 3185 (450:185)3
SW 3192 (450:192)3SW 4164/5164 (450:164g)3
SW 4163/5163 (450:163g)3 
 15-16 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
University Electives7University Electives3
SW 4144/5144 (450:144g)3SW 3184 (450:184)11-15
SW 4196/5196 (450:196g)3 
SW 4193/5193 (450:193g) (or SW 4195 Family and Group Practice)3 
 16 14-18
Total credit hours: 121-128

 

Courses

SW 1041 (450:041). Social Welfare: A World View — 3 hrs.

Comparative study of social welfare (social insurance, public welfare, charity and philanthropy, social services, and mutual aid) in the United States, and selected nations from five regions of the world as defined by the International Congress of Schools of Social Work (African, Asian, European, Latin American, and North American regions). (Same as SOC SCI 1041 (900:041))(Fall, Spring)

SW 2042 (450:042). Social Services and Social Work — 3 hrs.

Legal aspects, goals, and values of the social work profession, and roles of the social worker in social service agencies. Prerequisite(s): SW 1041 (450:041) or consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

SW 2045 (450:045). American Racial and Ethnic Minorities — 3 hrs.

Survey of several American minorities, including Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, and Native Americans. Multi-disciplinary study of these groups with particular emphasis on geographic origins, linguistic traditions and current modes of economic subsistence. Introduction to folkways and mores of each group. (Same as SOC SCI 1045 (900:045))(Fall, Spring)

SW 2080 (450:080). Statistics for Social Work — 3 hrs.

Data-analytic techniques appropriate to social work research. Reasons to learn statistics, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion and variability, levels of measurement, frequency tables and histograms, percentiles, Z-scores, inferential statistics, p-values, confidence intervals, Type I and Type II errors, chi-square, Pearson, Spearman, and point bi-serial correlations, shared variance, one-way ANOVA, multi-way ANOVA, linear regression, ANCOVA. Introduction to LISREL and basic epidemiological analyses including incidence, prevalence, relative risk, and odds-ratio. Prerequisite(s): completion of mathematics requirement for the Liberal Arts Core. (Variable)

SW 2091 (450:091). Social Work Practice I — 3 hrs.

Analysis of the principal social work methods — casework, group work, and community organization. Prerequisite(s): SW 1041 (450:041); SW 2042 (450:042) (may be corequisite); or consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

SW 3102 (450:102). Conflict Resolution — 3 hrs.

Survey of social science theory and research in conflict resolution with emphasis on development of less destructive modes of problem solving in social formations. (Same as SOC 3090 (980:102))(Variable)

SW 3184 (450:184). Field Instruction — 11-15 hrs.

440 clock hours required. Eleven credit hours may be earned by: (1) 3-1/2 days per week on a semester basis; or (2) full-time for eleven weeks during a semester; or (3) full-time for eleven weeks during the summer. Additional credit hours will require additional clock hours in field instruction. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): SW 2042 (450:042); SW 4164/5164 (450:164g); SW 3185 (450:185) and a statistics course; completion of SW 2091 (450:091) and SW 3192 (450:192) with a minimum grade of C in each course; Social Work major; minimum UNI GPA of 2.40; senior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

SW 3185 (450:185). Social Work Research — 3 hrs.

Application of research to social work practice including formulation of research questions and hypotheses, strategies of research design, measurement and methods of collecting data, questionnaire construction, data presentation, and report writing. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100 (800:023) or equivalent; SOC 2020 (980:080); junior standing. (Fall, Spring)

SW 3189 (450:189). Readings in Social Work — 1-3 hrs.

May be repeated only with consent of department. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours in social work; consent of department. (Fall, Spring)

SW 3192 (450:192). Social Work Practice II — 3 hrs.

Intermediate level, generic social work practice theory and skills, and task-centered intervention. Prerequisite(s): Social Work major; completion of SW 2091 (450:091) with a minimum grade of C; minimum UNI GPA of 2.40. (Fall, Spring)

SW 4121/5121 (450:121g). Mental Deviance and Mental Health Institutions — 3 hrs.

Study of social factors associated with mental illness, its onset, the organizational context of its care and treatment, and its effects on various societal institutions. Prerequisite(s): SOC 1000 (980:001) or SOC 1060 (980:060); junior standing. (Variable)

SW 4142/5142 (450:142g). Working With Racial and Ethnic Minorities — 3 hrs.

Examination of values and behaviors related to ethnic group membership and social class. Utilization of such knowledge for problem assessment and intervention. Development of ethnic-sensitive practice skills. Prerequisite(s): SW 1041 (450:041); junior standing. (Variable)

SW 4143/5143 (450:143g). Stress and Stress Management in the Helping Professions — 3 hrs.

Stress and stress management for helping professionals and their clientele. Physiological, psychological, social, and economic factors producing stress. Coping, management, and prevention procedures. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

SW 4144/5144 (450:144g). Social Policies and Issues — 3 hrs.

Policy development and the consequences of policy for social welfare institutions. Frameworks for policy analysis. Planning, program design, and policy decisions for administration of social services. Prerequisite(s): SW 1041 (450:041); SW 2042 (450:042); senior standing. (Fall, Spring)

SW 4163/5163 (450:163g). Minority Group Relations — 3 hrs.

Study of interpersonal and social relations of minority groups within the larger American society. Prerequisite(s): SOC 1000 (980:001); junior standing. (Fall, Spring)

SW 4164/5164 (450:164g). Human Behavior and the Social Environment — 3 hrs.

Assessment of applicability of various perspectives of human behavior to social work diagnosis, planning, and intervention; general systems theory serves as organizing framework. Student should have a strong base of courses in human behavior. Prerequisite(s): FAM SERV 1055 (31F:055) or PSYCH 2202 (400:120); BIOL 1014 (840:014) or a course in biology; junior standing. (Fall, Spring)

SW 4171/5171 (450:171g). Addictions Treatment — 3 hrs.

Social, legal, political, and ethical considerations surrounding the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Study of eating disorders and non-substance addictions such as shopping and gambling. Theories of causes and survey of social consequences; various intervention models tested in treating the alcoholic/addict and evaluation of the effectiveness of the treatment approaches. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

SW 4172/5172 (450:172g). Human Services Administration — 3 hrs.

Major concepts, principles, methods, and theories of administration of human services agencies, public and private. Application of systems theories to administration of these agencies. Prerequisite(s): SW 1041 (450:041); junior standing. (Variable)

SW 4173/5173 (450:173g). Social Services for Older Adults — 3 hrs.

Social work practice and methods of delivering social service to the aged; critical analysis of current social programs, services, and legislation for the elderly person. Prerequisite(s): SW 1041 (450:041); junior standing. (Variable)

SW 4175/5175 (450:175g). Child Welfare Policy and Practice — 3 hrs.

Review of development of family and children's services and practice, focusing on current services, programs, and social work practice issues. Examination of policies and legislation, emphasizing how such policies affect family functioning and the delivery of services. Prerequisite(s): SW 1041 (450:041); junior standing. (Variable)

SW 4190 (450:190). Specialized Field Placement — 1-6 hrs.

Specialized Field Placement can be designed to meet unique situations; beyond SW 3184 (450:184). Students may elect 1-6 hours credit; 40 clock hours equals 1 credit hour. Student may enroll for maximum of 18 credit hours in a combination of SW 3184 (450:184) and SW 4190 (450:190). Prerequisite(s): SW 3192 (450:192); minimum UNI GPA of 2.40. Enrollment by consent of the Field Coordinator only. (Fall, Spring)

SW 4193/5193 (450:193g). Therapeutic Communication — 3 hrs.

Human communication relevant to effective behavior change in the therapeutic relationship. Experiential learning in the core therapist facilitative conditions. Survey of approaches to practice. Prerequisite(s): SW 3192 (450:192); junior standing. (Variable)

SW 4194/5194 (450:194g). Seminar in Social Work — 3 hrs.

In-depth exploration of an advanced topic in social work practice or social welfare policy. May be repeated once on different topic. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

SW 4195/5195 (450:195g). Family and Group Practice — 3 hrs.

Family, family network, and group work intervention skills. Prerequisite(s): SW 3192 (450:192); junior standing. (Variable)

SW 4196/5196 (450:196g). Community and Organizational Practice — 3 hrs.

Advanced study of planned social change within communities and organizations. Emphasis on social welfare agency environments and issues. Prerequisite(s): SW 3192 (450:192); junior standing. (Fall, Spring)

SW 6210 (450:210). Foundation Practicum I — 3 hrs.

Practicum placement for first year M.S.W. students, fall semester. 150 clock hours required; concurrent with classes. Practicum established by arrangement with Department of Social Work Field Director. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): admission to graduate program in Social Work or written consent of instructor. (Fall)

SW 6211 (450:211). Foundation Practicum II — 5 hrs.

Practicum placement for first year M.S.W. students, spring semester. 250 clock hours required; concurrent with classes. Practicum established by arrangement with Department of Social Work Field Director. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): SW 6210 (450:210). (Spring)

SW 6212 (450:212). Human Behavior and the Social Environment Micro — 3 hrs.

Overview of systemic factors that shape behavior across the life span of the individual with particular attention to diversity and oppressed populations. Examination of person-environment interactions as they relate to generalist social work. Prerequisite(s): admission to graduate program in Social Work or written consent of instructor. (Fall)

SW 6213 (450:213). Human Behavior and the Social Environment Macro — 3 hrs.

Integrates environmental systems as a framework for generalist social work practice. Emphasis on macro systems-groups, organizations, communities, and societal and global influences. Prerequisite(s): admission to graduate program in Social Work or written consent of instructor. (Spring)

SW 6214 (450:214). Social Work Practice I — 3 hrs.

Introduces foundation core of the generalist social work practice approach. Develops practice skills in context of social work values and ethics. Prerequisite(s): admission to graduate program in Social Work or written consent of instructor. (Fall)

SW 6215 (450:215). Social Work Practice II — 3 hrs.

Builds on SW 6214 (450:214) addressing social work practice from a generalist perspective and includes mezzo-system knowledge and intervention skills for working with small groups and families. Prerequisite(s): SW 6214 (450:214). (Spring)

SW 6216 (450:216). Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities — 3 hrs.

Generalist social work practice model applied to macro systems: organizations and communities. Analysis of systems, macro practice issues, change strategies, impacts on human diversity populations at risk, and social and economic justice addressed in the context of social work values and ethics. Prerequisite(s): SW 6214 (450:214). (Spring)

SW 6218 (450:218). Introduction to Social Work Research — 3 hrs.

Overview of basic concepts used by social workers in applied research. Enables students to read and understand social work research literature and conduct basic social work research. Prerequisite(s): admission to graduate program in Social Work or written consent of instructor and completion of a college level course in statistical methods. (Fall, Summer)

SW 6219 (450:219). Social Welfare Policy and Services — 3 hrs.

History and current patterns of social welfare policy and services. Analysis of policies and policy-making process. History and philosophy of social work profession. Role of policy in maintenance or attainment of optional health and well being and social and economic justice. Prerequisite(s): admission to graduate program in Social Work or written consent of instructor. (Fall)

SW 6230 (450:230). Injustice and Oppression — 3 hrs.

Examination of the psychological, social, and economic genesis of the conditions, dynamics, and consequences of social and economic injustice. Social work commitment of advocacy in addressing social and economic injustice and institutionalized oppression. Prerequisite(s): admission to graduate program in Social Work or consent of instructor. (Fall)

SW 6239 (450:239). Advanced Standing Graduate Seminar — 4 hrs.

Variable content covered in the first year of the program which is not typically addressed in accredited baccalaureate programs, and which prepares advanced standing graduate students for their entry into the second year of the M.S.W. program. Prerequisite(s): admission to graduate program in Social Work. (Summer)

SW 6240 (450:240). Advanced Micro Practice Practicum I — 5 hrs.

Fall semester practicum for second year M.S.W. Micro Practice concentration students. 250 clock hours required; concurrent with classes. Practicum established by arrangement with Department of Social Work Field Director. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum. (Fall, Summer)

SW 6241 (450:241). Advanced Micro Practice Practicum II — 5 hrs.

Practicum placement for second year M.S.W. Micro Practice concentration students, spring semester or summer. 250 clock hours required; concurrent with classes or summer following second year classes. Practicum established by arrangement with Department of Social Work Field Director. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): SW 6240 (450:240). (Spring, Summer)

SW 6242 (450:242). Approaches to Advanced Micro Practice — 3 hrs.

Advanced social work assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation skills, familiarity with selected social work assessment and intervention systems, including person-in-environment and strengths perspectives, and relevant research on practice. Prerequisite(s): completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum. (Fall)

SW 6243 (450:243). Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups — 3 hrs.

Application of knowledge of small group structure and dynamics to social work intervention using groups as a medium for individual change and growth as well as facilitation of groups. Differential social work group practice with diverse populations. Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum. (Fall)

SW 6244 (450:244). Advanced Social Work Practice with Families — 3 hrs.

Development of advanced social work practice skills, techniques, and interventions with families, building on the core foundation of generalist social work practice. Special attention is given to culturally-diverse and rural families. Prerequisite(s): completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum. (Spring)

SW 6250 (450:250). Advanced Social Work Research — 3 hrs.

Evaluation of direct social work practice and social service programs. Qualitative research methods; single system design, quantitative program evaluation; quasi-experimental design, the use of observation, interviewing, participatory evaluation, and user-controlled evaluation. Prerequisite(s): completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum. (Fall)

SW 6255 (450:255). Social Welfare Policy Analysis — 3 hrs.

Analysis of current social welfare policies and programs and the institutions designed to implement them. Overview of selected methods of policy analysis; detailed examination of one method of analysis. Prerequisite(s): completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum. (Spring)

SW 6260 (450:260). Advanced Social Administration Practicum I — 5 hrs.

Practicum placement for second year M.S.W. Social Administration concentration students, fall semester. 250 clock hours, concurrent with classes. Practicum established by arrangement with Department of Social Work Field Director. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum. (Fall, Summer)

SW 6261 (450:261). Advanced Social Administration Practicum II — 5 hrs.

Practicum placement of second year M.S.W. Social Administration concentration students, spring semester or summer. 250 clock hours. Practicum established by arrangement with Department of Social Work Field Director. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): SW 6260 (450:260). (Spring, Summer)

SW 6262 (450:262). Administrative Social Work Practice — 3 hrs.

Development of skills to manage human service organizations. Organizational theory, strategic planning, board development, supervision and personnel management, budgeting and financial management, case management and collaboration, and cultural diversity. Prerequisite(s): completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum. (Fall)

SW 6263 (450:263). Grant Writing, Fund Raising, and Contracting — 3 hrs.

Securing funding for human service agencies and programs. Grant writing to private foundations and public agencies, fund-raising from individuals and corporations, planning and implementing comprehensive fund-raising programs, and developing service contracts. Prerequisite(s): completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum. (Spring)

SW 6264 (450:264). Organizational Development and Networking — 3 hrs.

Review of research literature on organizational development, examination of the processes and problems endemic to human service organizations, staff skill development, and networking. (Fall)

SW 6280 (450:280). Crisis Intervention — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the theoretical foundations and social work practice techniques of crisis intervention. Life events that often trigger crisis, coping mechanisms, and social work practice techniques. Prerequisite(s): SW 6214 (450:214) or completion of SW 6239 (450:239). (Variable)

SW 6285 (450:285). Readings — 1-6 hrs.

Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

SW 6289 (450:289). Graduate Seminar in Social Work — 3 hrs.

Advanced, in-depth exploration of a topic in social work practice, policy, research, or knowledge. May be repeated once on a different topic. Prerequisite(s): completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum. (Variable)