Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Course Availability by Term

The following is the list of courses that are offered by term. If a course is offered during a specific term, it will be denoted by an “X” placed in the box of that term. Students that are in the Advanced Standing Program will need to take SOWK 501 and 504 during Summer Session 2 (July-August) as indicated in the notes column. MSW students can only take summer classes in Summer Session 1 (June-August). 

Students should be advised that all course offerings are subject to change each semester. Courses may be cancelled or switched to alternate terms other than those listed below, due to program needs. However, this list can help students 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 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 that term. 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.

This list of classes is helpful for a quick overview of what we offer. If changes are made to the schedule, they may not be reflected on this chart. Please check the LOCUS Course Catalog for the most current details.

MSW Courses (SOWK)
Course Title Fall Spring Regular Summer
Notes
(CIEP) 401 The Exceptional Child X X X (6-week course) Course taught by the School of Education-subject code is "CIEP" instead of "SOWK". Dates will be different than traditional Social Work courses.
500 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (HBSE I) X X    
501 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (HBSE-II) X X X Summer Session II is Advance Standing Students only (Summer Session I is open to MSW students only)
502 Intersection of Oppression, Privilege & Diversity X X X  Summer Session I only
503 Social Work with Individuals and Families I X X    
504 Social Work with Individuals and Families II X X X Summer Session II is Advance Standing Students only (Summer Session I is open to MSW students only)
505 Social Work Practice with Groups X X X  Summer Session I only
506 Methods of  Social Work Research X X X  Summer Session I only
507 Social Welfare and Social Work X X X  Summer Session I only
509 Policies and Strategies of Community Intervention X X X  Summer Session I only
602 Health Policy and Health Systems X X    
603 Seminar in Brief Treatment   X X  Summer Session I only
604 Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups X X    
605 Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction   X    
606 Practicum in Research in Social Work X X X  Summer Session I only
607 Development of Psychodynamic Theory X      
608 Social Work and Law X X X  Summer Session I only
609 Social Work Practicum in Schools (for school social work student in field only) X     Restricted to students pursuing the schools specialization during their 2nd level internship.
610F Social Policy and Practice with Families and Children   X X  Summer Session I only
610H Social Policy and Practice in Health and Mental Health   X X  Summer Session I only
611 Social Work Practice with Couples   X   SOWK 612 is the pre-requisite for this course.
612 Family Assessment and Intervention X X X  Summer Session I only
613 Advanced Family Treatment   X   SOWK 612 is the pre-requisite for this course.
614 Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care X      
615 Adolescent Client: Diagnosis and Treatment X X X  Summer Session I only
616 Psychotherapy with Adults X X    
617 Interventions in Clinical Social Work X X    
618 The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Psychotherapy   X    
619 Issues in Treatment of Women X      
620 Clinical Social Work Practice with Children X X X  Summer Session I only
626 Social Work with the Severely Mentally Ill X      
629 Social Policy and Practice (IPRY)   X    
631 Clinical Social Work Practice with Family Violence X      
632 Advanced Clinical Social Work with Older Adults X X    
634 Special Topics Course (varies by semester) X X X

MSW students should take for 3 credits

Summer Session I only

644 Ethics: Theory and Application   X    
645 Crisis Intervention X X    
650 Staff Management and Development in Social Services X      
652 Organizational Leadership X      
653 Program Management and Development Practice   X    
654 Global Social Work: Reflective Practice for Justice and Peace   X    
656 Social Work Practice with LGBTQ Populations X      
662 Professional Development   X    
663 Women in a Global Context X      
670 Bridging Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Practice   X    
676 Interprofessional Practice with At-Risk Youth (IPRY)      
690 Independent Study X X X  Summer Session I only
713 Nonprofit Management X   X  Summer Session I only
714 Philanthropy, Public Policy and Community Change   X    
715          Internship in Philanthropy     X

Restricted to students pursuing the Certificate in Philanthropy.

Summer Session I only

716 Social Work Statistics X X X

 Not a credit bearing course for the MSW program.

722 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders X X X

SOWK 722 is the prerequisite to SOWK 723 & SOWK 724.

Summer Session I only

723 Clinical  Practice in Addictions 

X    

Restricted to CADC-E students only.

SOWK 722 is the prerequisite to SOWK 723 & SOWK 724.

724 Substance Abuse Treatment in Groups   X  

Restricted to CADC-E students only.

SOWK 722 is the prerequisite to SOWK 723 & SOWK 724.

730 Immigration Dynamics and U.S. Social Policy    X   SOWK 733 is equivalent to SOWK 730 for the Migration Studies Sub-Specialization.
731 Social Work Practice with Refugees and Immigrants   X    
732 Migration, Social Justice, and Human Rights X      
733 North American Migration Dynamics: Challenges and Opportunity     X

This is a study abroad course taught in Mexico.

SOWK 733 is equivalent to SOWK 730 for the Migration Studies Sub-Specialization.

734 Social Policy and Older Adults    X    
735 Loss, Grief and Dying X X    
740 Religion, Spirituality, and Older Adults: Theory and Methods   X    
745 Child Welfare Foundation Training X X X  Summer Session I only
MSW Field Instruction (SWFI)
530 Field Instruction I X X X  
530S Integrative Field Seminar Foundation Level X X X  
531 Field Instruction II X X X  
630 Field Instruction III X X X  
631 Field Instruction IV X X X  
631S Integrative Field Seminar X X X  
640 PEL Schools Licensure Field Instruction I X     SWFI 640 and SWFI 641 are post master internships restricted to the Professional Educator License (PEL) certificate program. Each course is 4 credit hours.
641 PEL Schools Licensure Field Instruction II   X   SWFI 640 and SWFI 641 are post master internships restricted to the Professional Educator License (PEL) certificate program. Each course is 4 credit hours.