Social Work (SOWK)

SOWK 151, INTRO TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE 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.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4

Course Entry Requirement(s): None

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

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.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: SOWK 151

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

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.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: PSYH 151 and SOCY 151

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

SOWK 287, WORK-BASED LEARNING I - SOWK 1-3 (1)

This course provides supervised, paid work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating prior or concurrent classroom learning with work experience through career readiness competencies. Students will be able to evaluate career selection and satisfactorily demonstrate work-related competencies.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4

Course Entry Requirement(s): A student must be pursuing a degree seeking program at LCCC; have completed 12 semester hours with a minimum of 6 semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a min GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have division approval.

Typically Offered: Offer as required

SOWK 299, INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN SOCIAL WORK 1-2 (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.

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Second year standing and division approval.

Typically Offered: Offer as required