Social Work Courses

SW 1010: Introduction to Social Work (3 credits)

This course provides students with an introduction to the history and development of professional social work including basic principles and values, areas of practice, and work opportunities. The theoretical foundations for work with organizations, groups, and individuals are examined with emphasis on each student's exploration of the values and belief systems that would affect their practice in the field.

SW 2100: Human Behavior & the Social Environment (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to study and understand why people behave as they do and how their development is shaped by the cultural systems and social stimulus. Prerequisites: SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work (formerly SOWK 1000).

SW 2400: Diverse Populations (3 credits)

This course examines social and cultural characteristics of various minority groups and emphasizes the use of a variety of resources for solving minority group problems. It is designed to provide content related to the experiences, needs, and responses of ethnic minorities in the United States in order to build community resources to solve potential problems of ethnic minorities. Attention will be given to identifying, exploring, and demonstrating the knowledge, values, and skills essential for multicultural competence in both social work and public educational practices.