Viewing: SW 423 / SW 523 : Social Work with Soldiers, Veterans, and Their Families

Last approved: Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:01:44 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 19:00:37 GMT

Changes proposed by: dpcorn
Change Type
Major
SW (Social Work)
423
032657
Dual-Level Course
Yes
523
Cross-listed Course
No
Social Work with Soldiers, Veterans, and Their Families
SW Soldiers, Vets, Families
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Work (16SW)
44.0701
Social Work.
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
9
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
SW 495Fall 20155
SW 495Spring 20158
SW 495Fall 20145
SW 495Spring 20148
SW 495Fall 20130
SW 495Spring 20137
SW 495Fall 201210
SW 495Spring 20125
SW 495Fall 20111
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Karen Bullock
Department Head
Graduate Faculty

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC1515NoN/A
R: Junior or Senior standing. Sophomores and Non-Degree may enroll with instructor approval.
R: Graduate standing. Non-Degree students may enroll with instructor approval.
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16MSWMaster's of Social WorkElective
16SOCKWKBSocial Work (B)Elective
A basic overview of military life and the issues and challenges faced by military personnel, their families, friends, and community. The course provides a foundational guide to help professionals working with military families and to understand and address these issues and challenges.

This course has been taught as a special topics course. It is now being submitted for a a permanent course action.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

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.
 

The department is in the process of hiring a new part-time instructor for this course as the previous instructor has left the university, so we have listed the Department Head, Dr. Karen Bullock, on the CIM form and syllabus. Hiring part-time faculty we expect to teach on a consistent basis is the standard model for the Department of Social Work's elective offerings. The part-time instructor will have authorization as graduate faculty before teaching the course.

The objectives of this course are to provide a basic overview of military life, the issues and challenges faced by military personnel, their families, friends and community. The course provides a foundation and guide to help professionals working with military families understand and address these issues and challenges.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

1. Explain historic and contemporary issues and challenges facing veterans, soldiers, and their families;

2. Identify resources to aid in addressing these unique challenges.

3. Develop strategies for addressing challenges.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Forum_post15% UG
10% GR
Written posts to class forum
Written Assignment35% UG
50% GR
Midterm Paper and Final Paper
Other20% UG
20% GR
AHEC Centers Program: Treating the Invisible Wounds of War
Other30% UG
20% GR
Veterans Health Administration Military Culture Training for Community Providers
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introductions, Syllabus, Course Requirements Military Service Members1 weekPractice Discussion Post
DP 1
Military Culture/Ethnic Identity1 weekPractice Discussion Post
DP 2
Military Families 3 weeksPractice Discussion Posts
DP 3, DP 4, and DP 5
War Deployments: Mental/Physical Challenges2 weeksPractice Discussion Posts
DP 6 and DP 7
Challenges After War Deployment3 weeksPractice Discussion Posts
DP 8, DP 9, and DP 10

Midterm Paper
Treatment/Interventions2 weeksPractice Discussion Posts
DP 11 and DP 12

Examination
Military Discharge (life satisfaction, career transition, quality of life, etc.)1 weekPractice Discussion Post
DP 13
Special Topics (substance abuse, LGBTQ, immigrants, cultural diversity, military social work conflict, etc.)1 weekPractice Discussion Post
DP 14

Issues and conflicts in military social work practice1 weekDiscussion Post
DP 15
Final Paper
mlnosbis 9/18/2017:
1) Effective date must be Spring 2018 or later.
2) Instructor on the CIM form does not match the syllabus. Confirm Instructor.
3) Change prerequisite statement to "instructor permission;" that can be coded in the system. The current statement cannot be coded or monitored during registration.

cohen 1/15/2018:
I have a few small questions/suggestions for the syllabus.
1. Under the Requirements for Credit Only (S/U) Grading, make it clear that graduate students may not take 523 for credit only.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 4/3/2018:
- The info in CIM shows the difference in evaluation between grad and undergrad, but there appears to be no mention of the difference in the attached syllabus
- I would like to see greater explanation of how the course will be differentiated for graduate students. It would make sense that a paper might be weighted more heavily for grad students if there are more requirements for grad students in writing the paper. However, if students are doing the same exact thing then it seems like it should be weighted in the same way?
- Is the instructor listed in CIM prepared to teach this course in the Fall if they are not able to hire someone? How confident are they that they will have a faculty member in place for Fall?
- Given the fairly low enrollment across both terms, did they consider only offering it in either Fall or Spring instead of both? What's the rationale for offering it both semesters?

ABGS Reviewer Comments 8/21/2018:
-No concerns
aeherget (Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:45:26 GMT): AECHH: Updated restrictive statements and uploaded updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 9/15/2017.
dpcorn (Wed, 23 May 2018 18:37:20 GMT): dpcorn 5/23/2018: 1. The syllabus has been updated to list the difference in grade percentages for undergraduate and graduate students. 2. The syllabus has been updated to illustrate what additional requirements graduate students have for their major written assignment. 3. The Department Head is able to teach the course if need be; however, the paperwork has been submitted to HR for an instructor for this course. 4. The rationale for offering this both terms is that the department is twofold. We expect enrollment to increase as we have increased the size of our graduate cohort from roughly 50 students per year to roughly 120 students per year. Additionally, we are working to provide flexibility in our curriculum so that students have more options as to which semester they are able to take their required elective course.
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