Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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SOWK 151 - INTRO TO SOCIAL WELFARE/SOCIAL WORK 3(3)
A survey of the field of social work. Course presents an overview in today's social problems and how social work addresses these problems. Introduction to social work licensure, values, ethics, fields of practice and funding structure of social service agencies will be discussed. This course is designed for those considering careers in social work.

SOWK 251G - SOCIAL WELFARE AND POVERTY 3(3)
Provides an historical overview of how poverty has influenced the development of the social welfare system. Course looks at social reform and social policies which impact individuals and families. Current and future issues in social welfare are explored.

Prerequisite: SOWK 151

SOWK 252G - HUMAN BEHAVIOR/SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT 3(3)
This course examines human growth and development from a social work perspective. Biological, psychological and social influences are addressed throughout lifespan development. General systems theory is utilized to help students understand the interaction between individuals and various systems which impact their lives.

Prerequisite: PSYH 151 and SOCY 151.

SOWK 287 - WORK-BASED LEARNING I SOCIAL WORK 1(0)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in a social work area related to the student's program. Emphasis is place on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U Basis.

Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.

SOWK 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN SOCIAL WORK 1(1)
An in-depth study of areas of social work presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours. Prerequisite: Second-year standing and divisional approval.