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School of Social Work

MSW Course Availability by Term

The following is a list of courses that are offered during each term.  If a course is offered during a specific term, it will be denoted by an “X” placed in the box of that term.  At this time all 500- level or foundation courses (SOWK 500-509) are offered each term (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  Students that are in the Advanced Standing Program will need to take SOWK 501 and 504 during Summer Section 2 as denoted by the asterisks.

Students should be advised that all course offerings are subject to change each semester.  Courses may be cancelled or switched to alternative terms than listed below, due to programmatic needs.  However, this list is being provided to students to assist in long-term planning, as the courses below are traditionally offered during the listed terms.  Should the Advising Office become aware that courses will be cancelled; notices will be sent to students. 

Prior to the class registration, students can perform a class search in Locus to determine if a course is being offered.  If the course does not appear when a search is done, the class is either full (i.e. closed) or is not being offered.  Students are encouraged to use this list in conjunction with their program planning templates when selecting electives that compliment their specialization or areas of interest. Some courses have a footnote, please refer to the corresponding footnote for additional course information.

 MSW Courses (SOWK)

Course

Title

Fall

Spring

Regular Summer (1)

 

(CIEP) 401

The Exceptional Child

X

X

 X (6 week course in summer I)

 Course taught by the School of Education-subject code is "CIEP" instead of "SOWK"

500

Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (HBSE I)

X

X

 

 

501

Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (HBSE-II)

X

X

X

(1) Advanced Standing students only

502

Ethnicity, Race, and Culture: Diversity in Human Experience

X

X

X

 

503

Social Work with Individuals & Families I

X

X

 

 

504

Social Work with Individuals & Families II

X

X

X

(1) Advanced Standing students only

505

Social Work Practice with Groups

X

X

X

 

506

Methods of  Social Work Research

X

X

X

 

507

Social Welfare & Social Work

X

X

X

 

509

Policies & Strategies of Community Intervention

X

X

X

 

602

Health Policy & Systems

X

X

 

 

603

Brief Treatment

 

X

X

 

604

Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups

X

X

 

 

605

Human Sexuality

 

X

 

 

606

Practicum in Research in Social Work

X

X

X

 

607

Development of Psychodynamic Theory

X

 

 

 

608

Social Work and Law

X

X

X

 

609

Social Work Practicum in Schools (for school social work student in field only)

X

 

 

 

610F

Social Policy & Practice with Families and Children

 

X

X

 

610H

Social Policy & Practice in Health and Mental Health

 

X

X

 

611

Social Work Practice with Couples (Pre-requisite= 612)

 

X

 

 

612

Family Assessment and Intervention (6)

X

X

X

 

613

Advanced Family Treatment(Pre-requisite= 612)

 

X

 

 

614

Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care

X

 

 

 

615

Social Work Practice with Adolescents

X

X

X

 

616 Psychotherapy with Adults

X

X

 

 

617

Interventions in Clinical Social Work

X

X

 

 

618

The Role of Religion & Spirituality in Psychotherapy

 

X

 

 

619

Issues in Treatment of Women

X

 

 

 

620

Clinical Social Work Practice with Children

X

X

X

 

626

Social Work with the Severely Mentally Ill

X

 

 

 

631

Clinical Social Work Practice with Family Violence

X

 

 

 

632

Advanced Clinical Social Work with Older Adults

X

X

 

 

634

Special Topics Course (varies by semester)

X

X

X

MSW students should take for 3 credits

645

Crisis Intervention

X

X

 

 

650

Staff Management and Development in Social Services

X

 

 

 

652

Organizational Leadership

X

 

 

 

653

Program Management and Development Practice

 

X

 

 

654

Global Social Work: Reflective Practice for Justice and Peace

 

X

 

No overrides if course is set for 15 students

656

Social Work Practice with LGBTQ Populations

X

 

 

 

662

Professional Development

 

X

 

 

663

Women, Policy and Media

X

 

 

 

670

Bridging Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Practice

 

X

   

675

Social Work Supervision: Theory & Practice

 

 X    

690

Independent Study (4)

X

X

X

 

713

Nonprofit Management

X

 

X

 

714

Philanthropy, Public Policy and Community Change

 

X

 

 

715         

Internship in Philanthropy (2)

 

 

X (2)

 

716

Social Work Statistics

X

X

X

 Not a credit bearing course for the MSW program

722

Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders (5)

X

X

X

 

723

Clinical  Practice in Addictions
(CADC-E students only)

X

 

 

 

724

Substance Abuse Treatment in Groups (CADC-E students only)

 

X

 

 

730

Immigration Dynamics and U.S. Social Policy (7)

 

X

 

 

731

Social Work Practice with Immigrants and Refugees

 

X

 

 

732

Migration, Human Rights, and Social Justice

X

 

 

 

733

North American Migration Dynamics: Challenges, Opportunities, and Alternatives and Policy (study abroad course taught in Mexico) (7)

 

 

X

X

734

Social Policy with Older Adults

 

 X

 

 

735

Loss, Grief and Dying Well

X

X

 

 

740

Religion, Spirituality, and Older Adults: Theory & Methods

 

X

   

 

MSW Field Instruction (SWFI)

530

Field Instruction-I

X

X

X

 

530S

Integrative Field Seminar Foundation Level

X

X

X

 

531

Field Instruction-II

X

X

X

 

630

Field Instruction-III

X

X

X

 

631

Field Instruction-IV

X

X

X

 

631S

Integrative Field Seminar

X

X

X

 

640

PEL Schools Licensure Field Instruction I (4 cr)

X

 

 

 

641

PEL Schools Licensure Field Instruction II (4 cr)

 

X

 

 

 

(1) The summer schedule is subject to change. The courses listed are ones generally offered each summer.

(2) The Internship in Philanthropy (SOWK 715) is open only to those students admitted to the Certificate in Philanthropy. The Internship occurs after students graduate from the MSW program unless prior approval is granted for a student’s 2nd level master’s placement to meet this requirement. Students should be aware that this does not typically occur and generally a post master’s internship is required.

(3) SWFI 640 and SWFI 641 are post master internships restricted to the Professional Educator License (PEL) certificate program. *These courses are scheduled during the six week summer term B session. Each course is 4 credit hours.

(4) SOWK 609 is restricted to students pursuing the schools specialization.  Students taking this course should be in their 2nd level internship

(5) SOWK 722 is the prerequisite to SOWK 723 & SOWK 724

(6) SOWK 612 is the prerequisite for SOWK 611 & 613

(7) SOWK 733 is equivalent to SOWK 730 for the Migration & Immigration Studies Sub-Specialization.

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