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Academic Foundations 003
African-American and African Studies 014
Allied Health Technologies 045
American Studies 050
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Arabic 074
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Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 810
Psychology 830
Puerto Rican Studies 836
Religious Studies 840
Slavic 861
Social Work 910
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Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Speech 950
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Women's Studies 988
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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 Liberal Arts Colleges Academic Programs and Courses Social Work 910 Courses  


21&62:910:220Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (3) Introduction to history, values, ethical and theoretical foundations of social work and social welfare. Exploration of fields of practice through agency visits, volunteer experiences, and special presentations.
21&62:910:322Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3) Study of the individual across the life cycle, with emphasis on understanding and integrating the biopsychosocial, spiritual, and value issues related to development. Prerequisite: 21&62:830:102.
21&62:910:324Social Work Practice Laboratory (3) Provides experiences to actualize the theoretical concepts discussed in the 21&62:910:346; must be arranged with the director of field work in the term prior to taking course. Corequisite: 21&62:910:346.
21&62:910:326Prisoners and Their Families

Examines issues facing prisoners, their children, families, and communities at the beginning of the 21st century. The United States is the primary focus but international issues and developments are also related. Exposure to local and regional agencies that serve this population.

21&62:910:341Social Welfare Policies through 1930s (3) Examines the early history of American social welfare and social work through the interplay of values, tradition, politics, economics, and social changes that affected the American response to social needs and social problems up to the New Deal.
21&62:910:342Contemporary Social Welfare Policies (3) Examines American social welfare policies and programs from the New Deal to current. Analysis of the impact of changing social conditions on contemporary policies and programs and their impact on members of society. Alternative responses to social need and directions for future social policy explored.Prerequisite: 21&62:350:101,102
21&62:910:343Children and Families (3) Examines theoretical and ideological context of child welfare policies, services, practice, and values in the United States and internationally. Explores policies and programs and the impact and dynamics of specific issues on the welfare of children and families, such as incarceration, homelessness, and domestic violence. Exposure to local and regional agencies that serve this population. Prerequisites: 21&62:910:322 or a developmental or child psychology course; junior standing.
21&62:910:344The Elderly in Society: An Ecological Perspective (3) Demographics, life cycle, diversity, physical, social, and economic needs explored. Policy issues, professional skills needed to work with this population, and how needs are addressed by the social service community. Exposure to local and regional agencies that serve the elderly.
21&62:910:345Human Diversity (3) Focus on content related to human behavior and the social environment in larger systems. Diversity, immigration, community, organizational structures, economic influences, social justice issues, and their impact analyzed. Prerequisite: 21&62:920:201 or 202.
21&62:910:346Social Work Theory and Methods I (3) First of a three-term, upper-level sequence. Examines theoretical foundations and builds upon generalist and strength perspectives. Emphasizes values, self-awareness, skills, and interventions related to assessment, communication, relationship development, and economic factors. Prerequisites: 21&62:910:220 and either 322 or 345. Corequisite: 21&62:910:324.
21&62:910:347,348Issues in Social Work (3,3) In-depth exploration of a selected topic in social work. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
21&62:910:400Service Learning Internship (1) Forty hours of community service within designated agencies to enhance understanding of the social welfare community; placement arranged by the university in conjunction with the student. Corequisite: 21&62:910:220.
21&62:910:411Social Work Theory and Methods II (3) Builds upon theoretical foundation and generalist practice. Focus on cultural competency, professional development, research; skill development related to planning, group work, evaluation, and termination. Prerequisites: 21&62:910:346. Corequisites: 21&62:910:413,471.
21&62:910:412Social Work Theory and Methods III (3) Emphasis on macrolevel theory and practice, program development, policy and research. Understanding organizational functioning, advocacy, social and economic justice. Prerequisite: 21&62:910:411. Corequisites: 21&62:910:414, 472.
21&62:910:413Social Work Senior Seminar I (2) Forum in which progress in field agency assignments is monitored and potential incongruencies in learning experiences and expectations addressed. Analyze and synthesize application of social work theories and methods content to micro- and mezzo-levels of practice. Corequisites: 21&62:910:411 and 471.
21&62:910:414Social Work Senior Seminar II (2) Forum in which progress in field agency assignments is monitored and potential incongruencies in learning experiences and expectations addressed. Analyze and synthesize application of social work theories and methods content, with emphasis on macrolevel practice. Prerequisite: 21&62:910:413. Corequisite: 21:910:412 and 472.
21&62:910:467,468Independent Study in Social Work (BA,BA) Independent research or project under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: Permission of department chairperson; social work major/minor.
21:910:471-472Field Practice in Social Work (4,4) Field experience in a social service agency under supervision of the agency and department. Placement must be arranged in the term prior to the internship through the department. Prerequisite: 21&62:910:346. Corequisites: 21&62:910:411,412; 21&62:910:413,414.
21&62:910:473,474Advanced Practicum in Social Work (BA,BA) Develop skills and expand knowledge in a specific social work method or field of practice under the professional guidance that accompanies all forms of field instruction. Placement must be arranged in term prior to practicum through the department. Prerequisites: 21:910:471-472; permission of instructor.
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