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SSW201 - Group Dynamics and Theory
This course will provide an introduction to the theoretical concepts necessary for understanding groups and the practical skills needed for being a productive group participant.
SSW202 - Introduction To Interviewing
Students are introduced to the elements of interviewing in the human services. These will include identifying and implementing active listening skills and effective interviewing techniques.
SWL206 - Human Development for Social Service Providers
The subject introduces the student to models of human development that will be instrumental in informing the knowledge base of their social service practice. Students will become aware of the myriad of factors ? physiological, cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, and subjective ? affecting human development throughout the lifespan.
SWL227 - Community Studies: Families In Change
This course will examine the multiple variations in family structure and the changing role of the family in today's society. Various styles and problems of modern family living will be explored. In addition, changing family structure, gender role expectations and ethnicity and the family will be studied. The implications for both service delivery and social policy and planning will be considered.
SWL247 - Fieldwork Seminar II 42 Hours (2 Semesters)
This Fieldwork Seminar provides an opportunity for students to discuss their learning experiences in the field with the faculty and other students. This helps students to discover the relationship between what has been learned in the classroom and the development of new knowledge and skills in the practice setting. It also gives each student insight into the work involved at other field placement settings.In addition to the above purposes, the Fieldwork Seminar is also structured to help students develop appropriate professional attitudes, examine feelings about specific learning experiences and gain insight into various approaches to client contact.
SWL257 - Field Work
Field placement is a laboratory for students in the placement setting. The student learns the philosophy, function, procedures, strengths and limitations of a social service agency. In addition, she/he learns to become part of a service team and learns to meet the needs of people serviced by the agency.