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Degree Requirements

The School of Social Welfare requires a total of 64 credit hours for the M.S.W. degree, consisting of

  • 36 credit hours of classroom work maintaining a grade-point average of 3.0 (B) — a total of 108 grade points on a 4.0 grading scale.*
  • 28 credit hours of field practicum with an S grade for satisfactory performance.
  • 2 sequential semesters of 10-credit-hour enrollments are necessary to meet residence requirements.
  • Recommendation of the faculty of the School of Social Welfare to the University Registrar that the master’s degree be granted.

*Students who maintain grade-point averages of at least 3.0 in the foundation courses are eligible to take additional courses beyond the minimum requirement.

Curriculum

TAB: First Year Foundation

Fall

SW 701 Basic Field Practicum
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide generalist practice opportunities that prepare students for entry into the advanced level of either clinical social work practice or social work administration and advocacy practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to apply and test social work knowledge, values, and skills. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to first-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 710 and SW 711. FLD.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
7 54257
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
7 54886
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
7 63803
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
7 63804

Field Education: Students at the foundation level of the M.S.W. degree program complete 480 clock hours of field practicum during the fall and spring semesters. They are in one continuous field placement for 16 hours per week for 30 weeks. The foundation level practicum is a generalist experience covering direct practice and community practice as well as research and policy practice. Typical agency settings for foundation level M.S.W. students include community mental health centers, child welfare offices, long term care facilities, and juvenile justice and/or corrections settings. Learn more about Field Education.

SW 710 Social Work Practice I
The first of two-course sequence prepares students to begin to translate theory into strategies of intervention that cut across social work practice with systems of all sizes. Presents an integrating framework of generalist social work based on a strengths perspective and a person-in-environment frame of reference. Course taken concurrently with SW 701 which provides students an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in work with clients. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

SW 720 Social Policy and Program Analysis
This course provides a broad social context for identifying and analyzing social problems and social policy/program responses. Economic and social justice issues are exemplars for understanding societal dynamics and evaluating related policies. Emphasis is given to the development of conceptual sills in identifying and analyzing needs addressed by programs and policies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

SW 730 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Course provides foundation knowledge about bio-psycho-social aspects of individual and family behavior. Theoretical perspectives on well being dysfunction, and developmental processes are critically analyzed, especially concerning applicability to social work practice that supports client strengths, diversity, and social justice. A holistic conceptual framework is used to integrate these micro-system perspectives with larger environmental socio-political concerns. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

Spring

SW 701 Basic Field Practicum
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide generalist practice opportunities that prepare students for entry into the advanced level of either clinical social work practice or social work administration and advocacy practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to apply and test social work knowledge, values, and skills. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to first-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 710 and SW 711. FLD.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
7 54257
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
7 54886
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
7 63803
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
7 63804

SW 711 Social Work Practice II
Second of two-course sequence and extends the work begun in SW 710. Focus in the second course is on mastery of the basics of helping relationships and the development of intervention skills for the middle and ending phases of intervention. Content is structured to prepare students to enter the advanced level of the M.S.W. program. Course taken concurrent with SW 701. Prerequisite: SW 710. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kreider, Jim
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 63802
LEC Friedline, Terri
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 54259
LEC Kepple, Nancy
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 54258
LEC Manning, Kristine
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 255 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 255 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 255 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 255 - EDWARDS
3 63810
LEC Smith, Avis
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
3 63811
LEC Endres, R.
W 06:10-08:50 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
3 56880
LEC Lowrey, Janet
W 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 56881

SW 713 Community and Organizational Practice
Students will be exposed to a body of knowledge and skills necessary to practice with communities and organizations. An advocacy perspective will act as the course's unifying theme with client well-being acting as the driving force behind the activities of community and organizational practitioners. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Carlson, Juliana
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 62247
LEC Williford, Anne
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 63814
LEC Paceley, Megan
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 62248
LEC Lewis, Melinda
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 62258
LEC Warren, Sherry
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 62264
LEC Yarnevich, Bridget
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 66336
LEC Lefort, Annas
W 02:50-05:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 62268
LEC Rust, Sara
W 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 66337

SW 740 Social Work Research
An examination of professionally relevant aspects of the nature of science: the nature of knowing, a constructed reality, the logic of explanation and inquiry, the nature of concepts, hypotheses, and assumptions. The content will include such issues as sampling, measurement reliability and validity, developing survey questions, types of qualitative and quantitative research, and an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shibikom, Alegnta
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 63827
LEC Akin, Becci
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM FR 119 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM FR 119 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM FR 119 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM FR 119 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM FR 119 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM FR 119 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM FR 119 - LAWRENCE
3 55900
LEC Nam, Eunji
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 57332
LEC Shibikom, Alegnta
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 356 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 356 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 356 - EDWARDS
3 56207
LEC Stroud, Jancy
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 364 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 364 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 364 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 364 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 165 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 165 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 165 - EDWARDS
3 66339
LEC Adams, Deborah
W 12:00-02:20 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 54260
LEC Mosley, Jane
W 12:00-02:40 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 66342

View part-time curriculum (pdf)

TAB: Second Year Clinical

*The following curriculum is based on a traditional academic year (no summer classes). If your plan differs from what is listed, talk with an academic advisor.

Fall

SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
7 54263
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
7 54262
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
7 62747
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
7 62748

Field Education: Students in the clinical concentration at the advanced level of the M.S.W. degree program complete 720 clock hours of field practicum during the fall and spring semesters. They are in one continuous field practicum for 24 hours per week for 30 weeks. The clinical practicum provides more in-depth direct practice experience with individuals, families, and groups. Students in the clinical concentration commit to one of the following fields of practice:

  1. Children and families (with a focus on school social work available)
  2. Health/Mental Health (including social work in health care and mental health)
  3. Aging

Typical settings for clinical M.S.W. students include mental and behavioral health centers, hospitals, hospice programs, schools and family resource programs. Learn more about Field Education.

SW 810 Clinical Social Work Practice
Clinical social work practice occurs in a variety of settings, from large public and private agencies and institutions through many types of individual and group private practice situations. This course is designed to teach advanced knowledge and skills that transcend contextual factors in order to produce a variety of positive client outcomes in a range of practice situations. In addition, this course focuses on the commitment of social work practitioners to provide services to those groups who, by reason of class, race, sex, or other characteristics, are not ordinarily well served by the many institutions in this society. Course taken concurrently with SW 801 which provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in work with clients. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

SW 863 Mental Health and Psychopathology
Theories of mental health and psychopathology are compared concerning etiology, classification, assessment, and treatment of distress and mental disorders. Theories and practices are evaluated critically for their usefulness in a strengths approach to social work in mental health settings. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 63051
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 63052

One Integrative Seminar that complements field practicum:

SW 830 Social Work in Child and Family Settings
An in-depth examination of social work in child and family settings. Students demonstrate the capacity to integrate research, policy, direct practice, and human behavior in considering the issues central to this area of practice. Students will also be able to explain how diversity issues manifest themselves at both the policy and direct practice levels. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

SW 832 Social Work in Health Care and Mental Health Settings
Content as in SW 830 focused on health care and mental health. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

SW 833 Social Work and Aging
Content as in SW 830 focused on aging. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

Spring

SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
7 54263
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
7 54262
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
7 62747
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
7 62748

SW 811 Topics in Advanced Clinical Social Work: _____
The organizing theme of the advanced clinical selective emphasizes application of advanced theoretical and practice principles to client systems. This advanced selective provides students with the opportunity to critically consider the themes of the school as they relate to the need for assessment, diagnostic, and process evaluations with a variety of client systems. Every student will engage in activities designed to solidify their professional identity as clinical practitioners as they enter the workforce. Topics offered may include solution-focused brief therapy; family therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Prerequisite: Completion of SW 810. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jensen, David
T 08:10-10:50 AM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
3 62286
LEC Roste, Kyle
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 54264
LEC Kreider, Jim
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 58089
LEC Bigler, Diane
R 06:10-08:50 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
3 59480
LEC Bigler, Diane
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
3 59731
LEC Goin, Bryan
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 58091
LEC Bick, Michael
R 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
3 61262
LEC Goin, Bryan
R 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
3 60574
LEC Schneider, Robin
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 62298
LEC Schartz, Debra
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:10-10:50 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 66457

One Diversity Selective (A social welfare study abroad fulfills the diversity selective requirement. Study abroad programs only offered in the summer or during winter break):

SW 870 Spiritual Aspects of Social Work Practice
This course provides a framework of knowledge, values, and skills for spiritually-sensitive social work practice. In order to prepare students to respond competently and ethically to diverse spiritual perspectives, a comparative, critically reflective approach to content is employed. The role of religion and spirituality in supporting or impeding individual strengths and social justice is considered. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McAleer, Shannah
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 59481
LEC Warren, Sherry
R 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 66461
LEC McAleer, Shannah
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 59482
SW 872 Cultural Diversity in Social Work Practice
Provides students with a framework of knowledge, values, and practice methodology for culturally competent social work practice. Emphasizes themes of oppression and empowerment, culture-specific strengths and resources, and multicultural/transcultural perspectives. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Walker, Steve
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
3 61263
LEC Walker, Steve
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
3 62303
LEC Turner, George
R 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
3 59483
LEC Calhoun, Cheryl
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 66462
LEC Boger, Janese
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:20-05:00 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 66463
SW 873 Social Work with Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered and Bi-Sexual Clients
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic knowledge, values, and skills needed to work effectively with people who are gay, lesbian, and bisexual. The course will reflect a person-environment perspective, focusing on strategies that empower lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals to develop personal and environmental resources from a strengths perspective. Throughout the course, attention will be given to issues of diversity within the lesbian and gay population. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

SW 874 Social Work Practice with Women
Expands knowledge and practice skills in working with women in diverse social work practice settings. Critical examination of traditional and feminist practice approaches to problems that frequently confront women. Prerequisite: Completion of foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Althouse, Shana
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 63850
LEC Manriquez, Sarah
R 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
3 61465

One Elective:

SW 860 Loss and Grief
Examines the multiple faces of loss and grief throughout the human life cycle. Examines personal and societal attitudes toward death and dying and the processes of dying and grieving. Course includes exploration of assessment and interventions that enable individuals and their families to cope with loss. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

SW 861 Intimate Partner Violence
This advanced practice course addresses the seriousness and extent of the problem, contributing factors, consequences for the individual, the family, the community, and society. Prevention and intervention practice models will be discussed within a clinical and strengths framework with a focus on developing skills for assessment, intervention, and prevention of violence with individuals and families. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Morgan, Melissa
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
1.5 63851
LEC Morgan, Melissa
R 12:00-02:40 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
1.5 63852

SW 862 Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse
This course will focus on sexual misuse that occurs within the family system. Students will obtain a comprehensive understanding of sexual misuse that occurs within the family system and develop assessment and helping skills needed when working with abusive families. Theoretical, assessment, and helping aspects of intrafamilial sexual abuse will be examined. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stoddard, Katrina
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
1.5 59577
LEC Stoddard, Katrina
R 12:00-02:40 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
1.5 62299

SW 866 Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents
Developmental norms and processes in childhood and adolescence and related implications for assessment and intervention methods in work with children and adolescents. Topics include countertransference issues in work with children, working with parents and children, intervention tools, stress in childhood, special issues, and concerns in adolescence, sexual abuse of children. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Endres, R.
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 58090
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 255 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 255 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 255 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 255 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
3 62300
LEC Yarnevich, Bridget
R 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 66458
LEC Schulte, Kris
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 66459
LEC Hundertmark, Denise
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 11:00-01:40 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 66460

SW 868 Crisis Intervention and Suicide Risk Reduction
Principles of planned short term intervention generally and of crisis intervention specifically are addressed. The use of and application of crisis theory, crisis intervention, and suicide risk reduction are examined. Evidence based practices regarding the effects of crises including disasters on individual, family, and community well-being are considered. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ponce, Cecilia
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 59578
LEC McAleer, Shannah
R 12:00-02:40 PM RC 220 - EDWARDS
3 56235

SW 869 Social Work with Clients with Alcohol and Drug-Related Problems
Focus is on developing value consciousness and multidimensional understandings in relation to drug use and abuse. Patterns of drug use, sociocultural attitudes toward drug use and definitional issues in the drug field will be examined. Explanatory theories and contemporary interventions, including the applicability of generalist social work practice models are presented and critically assessed. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kepple, Nancy
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
3 62302

SW 875 Readings and Investigations: _____
Opportunity for scholarly investigation in an area of special interest. Students pursue independent study in an area of social work practice through the guidance of a selected faculty member. RSH.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Adams, Deborah
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54270
RSH Canda, Edward
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54271
RSH Chapin, Rosemary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54272
RSH Dennis, Mary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 65568
RSH Kapp, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54273
RSH Koenig, Terry
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60857
RSH Lieberman, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54274
RSH McDonald, Tom
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54278
RSH Mendenhall, Amy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54269
RSH Petr, Chris
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54275
RSH Scanlon, Edward
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54276
RSH Severson, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54277
RSH Spano, Richard
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 54279
RSH Williford, Anne
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 63255
RSH Adams, Deborah
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-3 54280
RSH Severson, Margaret
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-3 55679
RSH Spano, Richard
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-3 54268

TAB: Second Year Administrative and Advocacy

*All SWAAP classes are only available on the Edwards Campus and are taught in a blended courses format.

Fall

SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum-Social Work Administration
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide practice opportunities in social work administration. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to develop beginning competence in social work administration. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment in fall semester must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 840, SW 841, and SW 849 and in Spring semester enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 842, and SW 843. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
7 54895

Students in the Social Work Administration and Advocacy Practice (SWAAP) concentration at the advanced level of the M.S.W. degree program complete 720 clock hours of field practicum during the fall and spring semesters. They are in one continuous field practicum for 24 hours per week for 30 weeks. The SWAAP practicum provides more in-depth experience in program development, outcome evaluation, policy analysis, personnel issues and budgeting/grant-writing. Students are placed in agencies of all sizes to learn managerial and advocacy skills. Typical settings range from small nonprofit agencies to state, regional and federal organizations. Learn more about Field Education.

SW 840 Program Design and Grant Writing
Introduction to the effective construction of social programs, and the acquisition of agency resources through grant writing and fundraising. Topics include the design and analysis of social programs and the process of preparing a fundable grant proposal. Prerequisite: Completion of social welfare foundation level requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

SW 841 Advanced Policy and Programs
The focus is on the development of skills to stay abreast of and knowledgeable about critical federal and state policies, regulations, and funding structures and streams in students' chosen field of practice. Students will also learn how to research the literature on best practice and effective programs. All of these skills and consequential knowledge will be used to inform program design, resource acquisition, financial management, personnel management, outcome management, and other administrative functions. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

SW 849 Managing Financial Resources
Focus on the use of resources needed to operate a client centered program. Includes budgeting techniques and their application; use of budgets for decision making, and problems of reallocation. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2016 semester.

Spring

SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum-Social Work Administration
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide practice opportunities in social work administration. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to develop beginning competence in social work administration. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment in fall semester must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 840, SW 841, and SW 849 and in Spring semester enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 842, and SW 843. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
7 54895

SW 842 Using Outcomes for Administrative and Advocacy Practice
Emphasis is on the use of information to improve human service program performance. Includes content for the design, implementation, and evaluation of information systems. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Akin, Becci
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
3 54265

SW 843 Program Management and Supervision
Introduction to client centered human service management including the variety of tasks, roles, and functions of managers. Builds knowledge and skills in effective employee supervision and human resource management including the development of a diverse workforce. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Zinn, Judy
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
T 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 54266

SW 846 Advanced Community and Advocacy Practice
This course is designed to build on the content of the foundation course on community and organizational practice by further developing the theories, methods, and skills of community and advocacy practice. The course will help students know and further develop the analytical and empirical skills needed to effectively manage and advocate with and on behalf of different human service communities. Throughout the course, skill-based exercises are presented to aid in understanding theoretical concepts. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2016
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lewis, Melinda
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 54267

Blended Courses

Some of the courses taught on both the Lawrence and Edwards campuses can be taken in the blended courses format. The blended courses format combines face-to-face and online learning, with in-class attendance on either the Lawrence or Edwards campus occurring one day every other week. Only specific classes each semester are available in this format, so if you are interested in this type of classroom instruction, you will need to check to see if this format is available for the class and semester you are enrolling. 


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