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Last approved: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:09:08 GMT

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SW (Social Work)
490
020559
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Field Seminar
Field Seminar
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Work (16SW)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Summer 1 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Barbara Zelter
Senior Lecturer

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar4020YesN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisites: Social Work Majors, SW 405, SW 408, and SW 480; Corequisite: SW 491
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16SOCWKBSocial WorkRequired
Weekly integrative seminar taken in conjunction with SW 491, Community-Based Field Internship. Field seminar provides students the opportunity to discuss and reflect upon their practice of social work skills through dialogue and discourse facilitated by a faculty member who develops a professional environment for students to discuss and reflect upon their agency-based field placement experience. Through organized group discussion and assignments, students use critical reflection pedagogy to discuss their application of professional social work.

The need to separate SW 490 from SW 491 is to insure that students can be appropriately evaluated and graded on the discrete components of the two learning modules. The field seminar is the course in which students integrate social work theory, ethics, and evidence-informed practice.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

Course will continue to be taught using existing resources.

The Council on Social Work Education considers field internships to be the “signature pedagogy” of social work training. SW 490, Field Seminar, offers students the opportunity to reflect on their weekly agency experiences in light of social work theory, ethics, and evidence-informed practice research. Action without reflection does not necessarily constitute professional learning. It is in Field Seminar that the students link course learnings from their entire BSW training with practice realities. Concurrently, SW 490 and SW 491 courses provide an action/reflection model of pedagogy.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:



  1. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.  EPAS 2.1.1

  2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.  EPAS 2.1.2

  3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.  EPAS 2.1.3

  4. Engage diversity and difference in practice.  EPAS 2.1.4

  5. Advance human rights and social and economic justice.  EPAS 2.1.5

  6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.  EPAS 2.1.6

  7. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.  EPAS 2.1.7

  8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.  EPAS 2.1.8

  9. Respond to contexts that shape practice.  EPAS 2.1.9

  10. Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.  EPAS 2.1.10(a)-(d) 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation20%Active Participation
Forum_post10%Forum Reflection: Boundaries
Forum_post10%Forum Reflection: Supervision
Written Assignment30%Case Study
Written Assignment30%Reflection Paper
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Core Competencies5 WeeksProfessional Ethics, Knowledge, Skills, and Advocacy
Critical Thinking and Practice Application5 WeeksFacilitated Group Discussions, Integrate Multiple Sources of Research-Based Practice Wisdom
Engage, Assess, Intervene, and Evaluate with Client Populations5 WeeksCase Presentation and Review

Key: 5197