Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Foundation Courses

SOWK 350: Prep for Practice

Credit Hours



Junior status, Social Work majors only, Prerequisites: "C" or higher in SOWK 200 and SOWK 370.


The purpose of this course is to introduce BSW majors to the internship they will have in their senior year. It continues the basic tenets of the social work profession begun in SOWK 200 Introduction to Social Work and SOWK 370 Oppression and Diversity. Internship education is considered the “signature pedagogy.” The intent of internship education is to connect the theoretical and conceptual contribution of the classroom with the practical world of the practice setting. It is a basic precept of social work education that the two interrelated components of the curriculum—classroom, and internship—are of equal importance within the curriculum, and each contributes to the development of the requisite competencies of professional practice.

SOWK 350 Syllabus