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. 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 canceled 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 courses be canceled, notices will be sent to students via email. 

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 complement 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
500 Lifespan Development, Human Behavior, Trauma, and Theory X X    
501 Assessment of Client Concerns in Context X X X  
502 Power, Oppression, Privilege & Social Justice X X X  
503 Practice Skills with Individuals and Families X X    
504 Integrated Micro/Mezzo/Macro Theory and Practice X X X  
505 Group Work Practice in Social Work: Micro, Mezzo, Macro X X X  
506 Research and Evaluation in Social Work Practice X X X  
509 Social Work Policy and Community Interventions X X X  
602 Health Policy and Health Systems X X    
603 Seminar in Brief Treatment   X X  
604 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Groups X X    
605 Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction   X    
606 Practicum in Research & Evaluation X X X  
609A
Social Work Practicum in Schools (for school social work students in field only)
X
 
 
Restricted to students pursuing the school's track during their 2nd level internship.
609B
Social Work Practicum in Schools (for school social work students in field only)
 
X
 
Restricted to students pursuing the school's track during their 2nd level internship.
611 Social Work Practice with Couples   X    
612 Family Assessment and Intervention X X X  
614 Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care X      
615 Adolescent Client: Diagnosis and Treatment X X X  
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  
621 Clinical Practice in Addictions X   Required CADC courses. Non-CADC students may request to enroll, provided there is still space available. Students can email Dr. Wilroy at mwilroy@luc.edu.
622 Substance Abuse Treatment in Groups X   Required CADC courses. Non-CADC students may request to enroll, provided there is still space available. Students can email Dr. Wilroy at mwilroy@luc.edu.
626 Social Work with the Severely Mentally Ill X      
631 Clinical Social Work Practice with Family Violence X      
632 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
637 Neurodevelopment and Trauma X X    
645 Crisis Intervention X X    
650 Leadership & Supervision in Service Organizations   X    
652 Organizations, Program Development, and Evaluation X      
653 Community Organizing and Policy 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 X    
680 Advanced Micro-Level Practice x x x All terms starting fall 2022 
681 Advanced Mezzo & Macro Practice x x x All terms starting fall 2022 
690 Independent Study X X X  
709 Social Work and Law   X X  
714 Philanthropy, Public Policy, and Community Change   X    
722 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Disorders X X X  
730 Immigration Dynamics and U.S. Social Policy   X   SOWK 733 is equivalent to SOWK 730 for the Migration Studies Track.
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 Track.
735 Loss, Grief, and Dying X X    
(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.
MSW Field Instruction (SWFI)
530 Field I & Simulated Experience X X X  
530S Integrative Seminar X X X  
531 Field II & Simulated Experience X X X  
630 Field Instruction III & Simulated Experience X X X  
630S Integrative Seminar X X X  
631 Field Instruction IV & Simulated Experience X X X  
632 Field III & Simulated Experience X X X All terms
632S Integrative Seminar X X X All terms
633 Field Instruction IV & Simulated Experience X X X All terms
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.