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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Helen Bader School of Social Welfare


SOC WRK Social Work



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100 Introduction to Social Work. 3 cr. U. A survey course focussed on the development of human service institutions and occupations.|Prereq: none.
105 Orientation for Social Welfare Students. 1 cr. U. Prepares students to participate in UWM's educational process and to explore career choices in social welfare.|Counts as repeat of Soc Wrk 88. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Crm Jst 105. Prereq: fr st only.
112 Field Observation. 1 cr. U. Introduction to the services of a social welfare setting through placement in an approved social service, health, law enforcement, or recreational setting. Minimum of 3 hours per week.|Prereq: soph st.
206 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy. 3 cr. U. An analysis of the relationships between poverty, welfare programs, and the society which creates and sustains them; the origins, structures, and goals of welfare programs.|Prereq: soph st.
250 Human Behavior and the Social Environment. 3 cr. U. A survey course in normative development from conception through aging. Focus on the interaction between biological, psychological, social, and cultural forces.|Prereq: soph st; Soc Wrk 100(P) or Psych 101(C).
291 Current Issues in Social Welfare and Social Work: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Selected current issues in Social Welfare and Social Work.|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: none.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|May be retaken with change in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
310 Social Work Methods I. 3 cr. U. Introduction to generic Social Work practice methods. Course also provides experiential exercises designed to provide students with basic interviewing skills.|Prereq: jr st; Soc Wrk 100(P), 250(P) & satisfy English competency.
380 Honors Seminar in Social Work: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. A seminar in an interdisciplinary topic or on the broader implications of a faculty member's research.|Retakeable w/chg in topic to 9H cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College Dir.
410 Social Work Methods II. 3 cr. U. Introduction to social work methods as applied to small groups. Lab provides experiential exercises in group interactions, needs, and leadership roles.|Prereq: jr st; admis to Soc Wrk major; Soc Wrk 310(P); 662(P) or 421(C).
421 Field Education & Integrated Field Seminar I. 5 cr. U. (First of two semester required sequence). Placement in social welfare setting to develop social work skills and awareness of professional behavior. 16 hours per week for a total of 256.|Prereq: jr st; declared Soc Wrk major; Soc Wrk 310(P); 662(C); 410(C).
422 Field Education & Integrated Seminar II. 5 cr. U. (Second of a two semester required sequence). Continuation of Soc Wrk 421.|Prereq: sr st; Soc Wrk 410(P), 421(P), 662(P); 427(C).
423 Field Education III. 5 cr. U. (Elective field course). Continuation of Soc Wrk 421 & 422.|Prereq: sr st; Soc Wrk 422(P), 427(P); cons Field Office.
427 Social Work Methods III. 3 cr. U. Introduction to social work methods as applied to community problems. Lab provides experiential exercises in community organization and other techniques of social change.|Prereq: sr st; Soc Wrk 410(P), 662(P); 422(C).
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U/G. Variable content (subtitle is area of concentration). Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
562 Child and Family Services. 2 cr. U/G. Introduction to child and family welfare services, including methods for assessing needs, existing treatment techniques, and institutional support systems.|Prereq: jr st, satisfy English competency, one prior course in Soc Wrk recom; or grad st.
564 Social Services for the Aging. 2 cr. U/G. Individual and societal implications of the aging process, with an emphasis upon current resources and programs for the elderly.|Prereq: jr st, satisfy English competency, one prior course in Soc Wrk recom; or grad st.
580 An Overview of Child/Youth Care. 3 cr. U/G. Survey of skills, theories and approaches of the youth work field. Emphasis on relationship-building, interactive and developmental approaches in a variety of settings.|Ed Pol/ExcEduc/Soc Wrk 580 are jointly offered & count as repeats of each other. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
581 Youth Work Practice. 3 cr. U/G. Applies the skills, theories and approaches of the youth work field to settings such as schools, community centers, and residential programs.|Ed Pol/ExcEduc/Soc Wrk 581 are jointly offered & count as repeats of each other. Prereq: jr st; Ed Pol/ExcEduc/Soc Wrk 580(P); or grad st or cons instr.
591 Special Topics: Social Welfare and Social Work: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Selected topics in social welfare and social work. Specific credits and additional prerequisites announced in Schedule of Classes whenever course is offered.|Retakable with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st; satisfy English competency; one prior course in Soc Wrk recom.
592 Independent Research. 1-3 cr. U. Participation in an independent research project under faculty supervision.|May be retaken to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st; satisfy English competency; GER math requirement; 2.5 gpa; Soc Wrk 662(P), writ cons instr & dir Soc Wrk prog.
599 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. U. Intensive readings in fields related to student's preparation and training, under the supervision of a faculty member.|Retakeable to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st; satisfy English competency; 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr & dir Soc Wrk Prog.
604 Social Systems and Social Work Practice. 3 cr. U/G. Analysis of organizations, community and social institutions and the impact they have on human behavior and how they provide the social context of social work practice.|Prereq: jr st; satisfy English competency, admis to Soc Wrk major, Soc Wrk 310(P); or grad st.
630 Families and Poverty. 2-3 cr. U/G. Description of families in poverty and analysis of historical and contemporary national and state policies aimed at reducing poverty.|Prereq: jr st; one prior course in Soc Wrk recom.
650 Social Welfare and the Law. 2 cr. U/G. Collaborative principles of social work and the legal profession. Selected concepts and principles of legal and social provision for protection of family, children and adults.|Prereq: jr st, satisfy English competency, one prior course in Soc Wrk recom; or grad st.
662 Methods of Social Welfare Research. 3 cr. U/G. Analyze methods of social welfare research and problems in project design and programming. Characteristics of investigations directed to planning, administrative, practice, and scientific objectives.|Prereq: jr st, Soc Wrk major, completion of GER Math req, Soc Wrk 100(P) & 206(P), 421(C); or grad st.
665 Cultural Diversity and Social Work. 3 cr. U/G. Emphasis on culture, race and ethnicity, theories of prejudice, and racial minority groups, and the politics of human services in multicultural society.|Prereq: jr st, admis to Soc Wrk major, satisfy English competency, Soc Wrk 100(P), 206(P), 250(350)(P); or grad st.
685 Social Gerontology. 3 cr. U/G. Exploration of individual aging experiences and interaction with social structures and social systems.|Counts as repeat of Soc Wrk 591 & 791 with the same topic. Prereq: jr st and one prior course in Soc Wrk recom; or grad st.
691 Practice Methods in Social Work: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Topics focused on Social Work practice methods. Specific topics and credits to be announced in Schedule of Classes.|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st.

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