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Master of Social Work (M.S.W. Degree)

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
  • 28 credit hours of field practicum

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 macro 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 702 and SW 710 or SW 711. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 43145
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 43595
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 49301
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 49302
SW 702 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 macro 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 701 and SW 710 or SW 711. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51448
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 51450
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 51451
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 51452

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 and SW 702 which provides students an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in work with clients. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

SW 720 Social Policy and Program Analysis
Social welfare policy provides the foundation for social work practice, so it is critical for social workers to know how to analyze policies and programs. Students learn policy analysis knowledge and skills, with an emphasis on understanding public and private funding sources for social work services that support basic human needs. Policies designed to reduce poverty and increase social justice serve as exemplars for developing conceptual abilities in this course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 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 2020 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 macro 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 702 and SW 710 or SW 711. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 43145
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 43595
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 49301
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 49302
SW 702 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 macro 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 701 and SW 710 or SW 711. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51448
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 51450
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 51451
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 51452

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 and SW 702. Prerequisite: SW 710. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lefort, Annas
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 57769
LEC Smith, Avis
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 43146
LEC Lowrey, Janet
W 12:00-02:40 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 44997
LEC Smith, Avis
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 263 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 263 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 263 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 263 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 263 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 263 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 263 - EDWARDS
3 49303
LEC Endres, R.
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
3 49304

SW 713 Community and Organizational Practice
Social workers provide the leadership necessary to facilitate and coordinate community improvement and organizational effectiveness. This course introduces students to community and organizational knowledge and skills for social work practice. An advocacy perspective will act as the course's unifying theme with client and community well-being acting as the driving force behind social work practice in community and organizational settings. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lewis, Melinda
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:40 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:40 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:40 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:40 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 48556
LEC Scanlon, Edward
W 06:10-08:50 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 48560
LEC Liebling, Stephanie
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
3 48558

SW 740 Social Work Research
Social work practice is guided by research. Developing best practices for helping clients and communities depends on studies designed to build a deep and nuanced understanding and/or test cause and effect relationships. This course covers the nature of science, scientific inquiry, theories for research, research methods and designs. Students learn to analyze the rigor of both qualitative and quantitative studies, and are introduced to quantitative and qualitative data analysis. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bagwell-Gray, Meredith
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
3 44332
LEC Adams, Deborah
W 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
3 50315
LEC Malousek, Jason
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
3 44560

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. Courses listed may not be offered each semester.

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 802 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 43148
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 43147
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 48790
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 48791
SW 802 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 801 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51455
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 51456
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 51457
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 51458

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 and SW 802 or SW 803 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 2020 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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

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 2020 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 2020 semester.

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

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 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 802 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 43148
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 43147
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 48790
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 48791
SW 802 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 801 and SW 810 or SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51455
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 51456
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 51457
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 51458

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. Course is taken concurrently with SW 801 and SW 802 or SW 803. Prerequisite: Completion of SW 810. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McGeough, Briana
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 48561
LEC Lefort, Annas
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
Tu 03:20-06:00 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 43149
LEC Riquino, Michael
Th 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
3 46832
LEC Erickson, Lisa
Th 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 356 - EDWARDS
3 47991
LEC Bigler, Diane
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 253 - EDWARDS
3 46995
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
3 45862
LEC Bick, Michael
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 155 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 155 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 155 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 155 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 155 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 155 - EDWARDS
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM REGN 155 - EDWARDS
3 47559
LEC Daniel, Michelle
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 52555
LEC Sandoval, Rebeca
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 57854
LEC Goertzen, Leslie
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 57856

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 Diversity in 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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ramirez, Laurie
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
Tu 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
Tu 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
Tu 01:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
Tu 01:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
Tu 01:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
Tu 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
Tu 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
Tu 01:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 47992
LEC Bracken, Nicholas
Th 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 151 - EDWARDS
3 46834
LEC Ross-Bey, Jaresa
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
3 48566
LEC Salisbury, Stephanie
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:10-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 52572
LEC Sowers, Amanda
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 57862
LEC Garcia, Megan
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 57863
SW 873 Social Work with Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Bisexual 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.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Paceley, Megan
Tu 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 57864
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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ainsworth, Catherine
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:00-10:40 AM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
3 48109

SW 878 Social Work with African American Families
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic knowledge, values, and skills needed to work effectively with African American clients and their families. Critical examination of issues such as racism, oppression, and the historical context and their impact on African American families. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Spears, Sydney
Th 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
3 55848

One Elective (not all electives offered every term):

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.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McKechnie, Therese
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 53025
LEC McKechnie, Therese
Th 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 356 - EDWARDS
3 55841

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. Concurrent enrollment in SW 862. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stoddard, Katrina
Th 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 265 - EDWARDS
1.5 49315
(students must also enroll in SW 862)

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. Concurrent enrollment in SW 861. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sattler, Patricia
Th 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 155 - EDWARDS
1.5 48562
(students must also enroll in SW 861)

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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Yarnevich, Bridget
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
Tu 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 44574
LEC Bracken, Nicholas
Th 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 256 - EDWARDS
3 57858
LEC Ponce, Cecilia
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
3 55843

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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kepple, Nancy
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
3 48565
LEC Snodgrass, RuthAnn
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 55978
LEC Rakestraw, Dulcinea
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
Sa 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 57860
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
3 57861

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 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Akin, Becci
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 58956
RSH Koenig, Terry
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-3 58950

TAB: Second Year Macro

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

Fall

SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum-Macro Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide practice opportunities in community practice, advocacy and/or social work administration. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to develop beginning competence in macro 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. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 43598
SW 805 Advanced Field Practicum-Macro Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide practice opportunities in community practice, advocacy and/or social work administration. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to develop beginning competence in macro 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. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 51459

Students in the macro 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 macro 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
In this course, advanced social work students learn to design social service and community development programs and write grant proposals to fund those programs. Topics include program design, grant writing, fundraising, and public/private sector resource development for programs to meet basic human needs and enhance social well-being. Prerequisite: Completion of social welfare foundation level requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 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 2020 semester.

SW 849 Managing Financial Resources
Budgeting and financial management are critical to social workers who lead social service organizations. Focus is on budgeting techniques and their application; use of budgets for decision making, allocation and reallocation of resources to best meet client and community needs. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

Spring

SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum-Macro Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide practice opportunities in community practice, advocacy and/or social work administration. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to develop beginning competence in macro 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. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 43598
SW 805 Advanced Field Practicum-Macro Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide practice opportunities in community practice, advocacy and/or social work administration. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to develop beginning competence in macro 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. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Jones, Kelly
Carney, Michelle
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 51459

SW 842 Assessing and Managing Outcomes
How do social work administrators know if their agencies and programs are making a positive difference in the lives of clients and communities? This course focuses student learning on how to gather and use information to improve human service program performance, and client and community outcomes by extension. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Akin, Becci
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Tu 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 256 - EDWARDS
Tu 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 256 - EDWARDS
Tu 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 256 - EDWARDS
Tu 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 256 - EDWARDS
Tu 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 256 - EDWARDS
Tu 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 256 - EDWARDS
Tu 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 256 - EDWARDS
Tu 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 256 - EDWARDS
3 43150

SW 843 Program Management and Supervision
Social workers who help direct human service and community practice settings must be able to stay abreast of new knowledge and build new skills in managing programs and supervising people. This course focuses on the tasks, roles, and functions of managers including effective employee supervision and human resource management as well as the development of a diverse workforce. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Carr, Kortney
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Tu 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Tu 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Tu 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Tu 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Tu 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Tu 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Tu 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
Tu 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
3 43151

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 build advanced analytical and empirical skills needed to effectively manage and advocate with and on behalf of different human service communities. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lewis, Melinda
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Tu 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Tu 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Tu 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Tu 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Tu 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Tu 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Tu 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
Tu 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
3 43152

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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