Social Work (SOCWORK)

Courses

SOCWORK 501   ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS   1 Units

This course presents the principles of assertiveness training, uses experiential exercises to help students learn to present themselves more assertively, and prepares students to assist others to become more assertive. Content is focused on students who are planning a career in the helping professions.

SOCWORK 502   GRIEF MANAGEMENT IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS   1 Units

This course focuses on issues such as adjustment to the death of someone close, helping someone who is terminally ill, and coping with other losses-such as cherished relationships. The grief counseling content is intended for students who are planning a career in the helping professions.

SOCWORK 503   MANAGING STRESS AND BURNOUT IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS   1 Units

This course focuses on recognizing signs of destructive stress and the stages of burnout in the helping professions. Instruction is given in using a number of techniques for coping with stress such as meditation, relaxation training, time management, social support systems, biofeedback, and life planning as they apply to the helping professions.

SOCWORK 511   HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I   4 Units

This course is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of the processes of bio-psycho and socio-cultural development from infancy to olde radults. Material is also presented on the social systems (families, groups, organizations, and communities) in which individuals live.
PREREQ: GENED 130 AND SOCWORK 102, ONLY ONE OF WHICH CAN BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY

SOCWORK 512   HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II   3 Units

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the processes of bio-psycho and socio-cultural development from middle adulthood through old age. Material is also presented on the social systems (mezzo and macro) in which individuals live.
COREQ: SOCWORK 511

SOCWORK 537   INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY   3 Units

This course is designed to introduce the student to social and physical factors related to aging. It will include information regarding social services needed to assist the older person and an analysis of gaps in current services.

SOCWORK 541   SEXUALITY FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH   3 Units

This comprehensive course is designed to add to students' knowledge and comfort in the area of human sexuality. Multimedia, lecture, and small group discussion techniques are used to explore issues as basic treatment skills, sex education, developmental sexuality, problem pregnancies, and common sexual dysfunctions.

SOCWORK 575   SOCIAL WORK CASE MANAGEMENT   3 Units

This course introduces students to case management and explores its utility as a service to assist a wide range of social work clients. The course goals include defining case management, carrying-out the activities, exploring legal and ethical issues, and developing practice skills. Students will perform activities core to case management.
PREREQ: SOCWORK 371

SOCWORK 580   RACE/ETHNICITY/SOCIAL JUSTICE: ISSUES FOR HELPING PROFESSIONALS   3 Units

The course is designed to help students develop a greater understanding of the influence of one's race and ethnicity on the ways individuals perceive the world and the ways they are treated by others and by society. Within the framework of the helping professions, students will have the opportunity to examine their attitudes toward members of racial and ethnic minorities, develop ways to learn about the participation in and treatment of racial and ethnic minority groups in work, education, and social services, and examine ways to affect one's own attitudes and society to achieve social justice.

SOCWORK 602   SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH   3 Units

This course is designed to familiarize the student with basic concepts of social work research methodology and statistics, computer usage, to develop competence in evaluating research literature and to develop beginning skills in evaluating social work practice.

SOCWORK 640   ADVANCED STRESS MANAGEMENT   3 Units

The class emphasis is on 1) facilitating stress management in others, 2) coping with "deep" stress susch as trauma and low self-esteem, and 3) alternative avenues for coping such as Tai Chi, yoga, art therapy, and meditation. This course is appropriate for anyone in the helping professions.
PREREQ: HEALTHED 362/HEALTHED 562 OR SOCWORK 303 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SOCWORK 662   SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY   3 Units

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge about the process of social welfare policy formulation and implementation and with policy analysis skills. The effects of social welfare policies and organizations on both clients (especially the poor and minorities) and on social workers will be emphasized.

SOCWORK 690   SOCIAL WORK WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.

SOCWORK 691   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

SOCWORK 694   SEMINAR IN SOCIAL WORK METHODS   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

SOCWORK 696   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

SOCWORK 794   SEMINAR   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

SOCWORK 798   INDIVIDUAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.