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School of Social Work

MSW Course Availability by Term

The following is a list of courses that are offered during each term.  If a course is offered during a specific term, it will be denoted by an “X” placed in the box of that term.  At this time all 500- level or foundation courses (SOWK 500-509) are offered each term (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  Students that are in the Advanced Standing Program will need to take SOWK 501 and 504 during Summer Section 2 as denoted by the asterisks.

Students should be advised that all course offerings are subject to change each semester.  Courses may be cancelled or switched to alternative terms than listed below, due to programmatic needs.  However, this list is being provided to students to assist in long-term planning, as the courses below are traditionally offered during the listed terms.  Should the Advising Office become aware that courses will be cancelled; notices will be sent to students. 

Prior to the class registration, students can perform a class search in Locus to determine if a course is being offered.  If the course does not appear when a search is done, the class is either full (i.e. closed) or is not being offered.  Students are encouraged to use this list in conjunction with their program planning templates when selecting electives that compliment their specialization or areas of interest. Some courses have a footnote, please refer to the corresponding footnote for additional course information.

 MSW Courses (SOWK)

Course

Title

Fall

Spring

Regular Summer (1)

Six week Summer 2 (1)

(CIEP) 401

The Exceptional Child

X

X

 X

X

500

HBSE-I

X

X

X

 

501

HBSE-II

X

X

X

(1) Advanced Standing students only

502

Race/Ethnicity/Culture

X

X

X

 

503

Ind. & Family-I

X

X

X

 

504

Ind. & Family-II

X

X

X

(1) Advanced Standing students only

505

SW w/Small Groups

X

X

X

 

506

Meth. Soc Wrk Research

X

X

X

 

507

Soc. Welfare & SW

X

X

X

 

509

Pol & Strat Comm Inter.

X

X

X

 

602

Health Policy & Systems

X

X

 

 

603

Brief Treatment

 

X

X

 

604

Advanced SW Practice w/Groups

X

X

 

 

605

Human Sexuality & Sexual Dysfunction

 

X

 

 

606

Pract. In Research

X

X

 X

 

607

Devel. Psychodynamic Theory

X

 

 

 

608

SW & Law

X

X

X

 

609

SW Pract. Schools (for school social work student in field only)

X

 

 

 

610F

Soc. Pol & Pract. Fam/Child

 

X

X

 

610H

Soc. Pol & Pract. Health/MH

 

X

X

 

611

Tx Couples & Marital Prob (Prerequisite= 612)

 

X

 

 

612

Family Assessment & Intervention (6)

X

X

X

 

613

AdvancedFamily Tx (Prerequisite= 612)

 

X

 

 

614

Clinical SW Pract. Health Care

X

 

 

 

615

Adol. Client: Dx and Tx

X

X

X

 

616 Therapeutic Communications in Adult Psychotherapy

X

X

 

 

617

Principles & Interventions in Clinical SW

X

X

 

 

618

Role of Religion & Spirituality in Therapy

 

X

 

 

619

Issues in Tx of Women

X

 

 

 

620

Clin. SW Pract. w/Children

X

X

X

 

626

SW w/Severely Mentally Ill

X

 

 

 

631

Clinical Pract: Fam. Violence

X

 

 

 

632

Social Work Practice with Older Adults

X

X

 

 

634

Special Topics Courses (vary by semester)

X

X

X

X

645

Crisis Intervention

X

X

 

 

650

Staff Management & Devel.

X

 

 

 

652

Organizational Leadership

X

 

 

 

653

Program Management & Devel.

 

X

 

 

654

SW Practice in Global, Cross-Cultural Cont

 

X

 

 

656

Social Work Practice with LGBT Populations

X

 

 

 

662

Professional Development

 

X

 

 

663

Women, Policy and Media

X

 

 

 

675

Supervision

X

     

690

Independent Study (4)

X

X

X

 

713

Nonprofit Management

X

 

X

 

714

Phil., Public Pol., Comm. Change

 

X

 

 

715         

Internship in Philanthropy (2)

 

 

X (2)

 

716

Social Work Statistics

X

X

X

 

722

Intro Alcohol & Drug DX (5)

X

X

X

 

723

Clinical  Practice in Addictions
(CADC-E students only)

X

 

 

 

724

Sub Abuse Treatment in Groups (CADC-E students only)

 

X

 

 

730

Migration Dynamics and U.S.Social Policy (7)

 

X

 

 

731

Social Work Practice with Refugees and Immigrants

 

X

 

 

732

Migration, Social Justice, and Human Rights

X

 

 

 

733

North American Dynamics and Policy (study abroad course taught in Mexico) (7)

 

 

X

X

734

Social Work Policy with Older Adults

 

 X

 

 

735

Loss, Grief and Dying Well

X

X

 

 

 

MSW Field Instruction (SWFI)

530

Field Instruction-I

X

X

X

 

530S

Seminar-I

X

X

X

 

531

Field Instruction-II

X

X

X

 

531S

Seminar-II

X

X

X

 

630

Field Instruction-III

X

X

X

 

630S

Seminar-III

X

X

X

 

631

Field Instruction-IV

X

X

X

 

631S

Seminar-IV

X

X

X

 

640

Type 73 Certificate Field Instruction-I (3)

X

 

 

 

641

Type 73 Certificate Field Instruction-II (3)

 

X

 

 

 

(1) The summer schedule is subject to change. The courses listed are ones generally offered each summer.

(2) The Internship in Philanthropy (SOWK 715) is open only to those students admitted to the Certificate in Philanthropy. The Internship occurs after students graduate from the MSW program unless prior approval is granted for a student’s 2nd level master’s placement to meet this requirement. Students should be aware that this does not typically occur and generally a post master’s internship is required.

(3) SWFI 640 and SWFI 641 are post master internships restricted to the Professional Educator License (PEL) certificate program. *These courses are scheduled during the six week summer term B session. Each course is 4 credit hours.

(4) SOWK 609 is restricted to students pursuing the schools specialization.  Students taking this course should be in their 2nd level internship

(5) SOWK 722 is the prerequisite to SOWK 723 & SOWK 724

(6) SOWK 612 is the prerequisite for SOWK 611 & 613

(7) SOWK 733 is equivalent to SOWK 730 for the Migration & Immigration Studies Sub-Specialization.

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