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Last approved: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:09:43 GMT

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SW (Social Work)
491
032287
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Community-Based Field Practicum
Field Practicum
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
Remote Location/Site Based
Various Community-Based Agencies
Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
9
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Practicum30
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Barbara Zelter
Senior Lecturer

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
PRA4020YesN/A
Prerequisites: SW 405 and SW 408 and SW 480; Corequisite: SW 490
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16SOCWKBSocial WorkRequired
This nine-credit course is a co-requisite for, and is taken in conjunction with, SW 491 during the BSW student's final semester. Students must complete a range of 450 to 480 hours of supervised field agency practicum in an approved community-based agency. It serves as a direct practice component of the culmination of knowledge gained in the BSW courses. Field placement provides students the opportunity to practice social work skills under the supervision of a professional social worker and apply evidence-informed practices, with emphasis on social and economic justice, in their work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

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 practicum is the course in which students apply theories of the discipline under the supervision of an expert or qualified representative of the field.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
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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.
 

The course will continue to be taught in its new format using existing resources.

The entire curriculum contributes to preparation for social work practice, but it is in field placement that the student faces the challenges and opportunities of professional responsibility. Field placement provides students with an opportunity to practice social work in an agency setting under the supervision of a qualified professional. Students apply concepts and knowledge from the classroom in a range of placement agencies. 


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
Participation100%Field Placement Evaluation and Assessment
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Practice knowledge, skills and application100Field Practicum

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