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generate as many questions as answers. Handouts and readings have focused on materials related to youth, schools as many of you taking the course are teachers or social workers. (3 s.h.) SWK 230 Interviewing and Documentation Skills This course provides structured practice of the fundamental interpersonal skills required for effective social work practice. The course teaches interviewing skills, documentation and critical thinking about interviewing and documentation processes (from intake through termination and evaluation) and focuses primarily on developing those skills. This course will utilize models, theories and processes that serve as the foundation for generalist practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. This course will have an emphasis on motivational interviewing techniques and includes a significant writing component. Prerequisite: SWK 130. (3 s.h.)

to analyze the development and current social policy of the United States. Students will analyze social policy legislation and policy issues at the federal, state or local level from the perspectives of: formulation, allocation, provision, economics and service delivery. Students will examine social problems in diverse setting and analyze the relationship of problems to existing policies or law. Students will demonstrate analytic, formulation, writing and verbal skills in the context of policy practice and advocacy. Emphasis is on understanding complex issues from sundry viewpoints and working collaboratively with their peers. Prerequiste: SWK 130 (3 s.h.) SWK 330 History of Native American and White Relations This is an anti-racism course focusing on understanding historical and current relations between white Americans and Native Americans with an emphasis on Lakota/white relations as this course is taught in South Dakota. Inter-group theory will be a primary lens through which cross-cultural contact will be examined. The course will emphasize cross-cultural sensitivity rather than Lakota cultural competence. Lakota history and culture will be part of the course, but those components will serve to better understand inter-group experience and racism. Fulfills the intercultural awareness core course requirement. (3 s.h.)

SWK 251 International Social Work This course explores challenges and opportunities available to the 21st century professional working in a global community. Students are guided through a critical analysis of the relationship between the world’s poor and wealthy nations. Special attention is given to social justice issues, practice across cultural boundaries, ethical concerns, populations at risk and the theological implications for SWK 341 Human Behavior and the the Christian professional. (3 s.h.) Social Environment I This course analyzes theories of human SWK 275 Domestic Violence behavior in the social environment from This course explores the systemic problem a life span developmental approach. The of domestic violence. Students will learn content of this course is designed to assessment, intervention and evaluation increase students' potential for effective procedures utilized by social workers in generalist social work assessment and the prevention and treatment of domestic interventions with individuals, families violence. (3 s.h.) and social systems. The course strives to build students' appreciation for and SWK 302 Social Diversity understanding of the ramifications of the This course explores the social, moral, "person-in-environment" (PIE) principle economic, educational and political that takes into consideration the social, significance of social diversity in American biological and psychological influences society with particular attention given to of the environment. Students will race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual examine the effects of social structures, preference. Global diversity issues will social policies and cultural patterns on also be addressed. Fulfills the intercultural individuals at all stages of life. The course awareness core course requirement. (3 s.h.) is designed to help students understand use of self, empowerment and strengthsSWK 309 Social Policy In this course students will increase their based practice. Prerequisite: SWK 130, PSY understanding of the historical perspective 201. (3 s.h.) of social policy and current structures. Students will apply critical thinking skills



undergraduate course descriptions

SWK 342 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II An exploration of theories, skills, and professional values relevant to social work intervention with organizations, communities and society. Prerequisite: PSY 201. (3 s.h.) SWK 346 Social Gerontology: Multidisciplinary Perspective Health and social support structures will be facing change as the baby boom generation enters retirement. Health Care provider, businesses and organizations will begin to encounter more geriatric issues in settings such as schools, hospitals and community agencies. This course will look at gerontology from a multidisciplinary perspective in diverse settings. Students will explore the social, psychological and biological changes which occur in individuals from middle age to death. Additionally, the course will review social policies ideas about aging across cultures. (3 s.h.) SWK 350 Applied Research This is a field research experience course. Students will be participating in data collection and data analysis on an ongoing research project of the USF Social Work Department. Admission to this course requires individual registration permission from the faculty teaching the course. Students will explore trends in research, different theoretical approaches underlying field research, and corresponding types of methodologies of data gathering and analysis. Students will apply their learning by participating in field research as research assistants. The bulk of course time will be spent in supervised field research rather than in the classroom. This course may be taken in more than one semester with a maximum of four credits during a student's entire tenure. (1-4 s.h.) SWK 362 Social Work Practice: Individuals and Families This course introduces students to the processes and problem-solving skills of the generalist model for practice with individuals (micro) and families (mezzo). The course builds upon a foundation of knowledge and understanding of professional roles, boundaries, ethics and values. Utilizing concepts from the Generalist Intervention Model, Systems Theory, Ecological and Strengths-based Perspective students learn how to engage, assess, plan, contract, intervene, evaluate,

2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  

2015-2017 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.