The Social Work Program will be offering 3 courses this summer for both main campus and Shady Grove students!
SOWK 311: Introduction to Field Experience in Social Work
06/01/2021 - 07/23/2021
Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm.
This course offers the opportunity to observe the delivery of social services within selected agencies. Students are assigned to an agency for a beginning experience in examining how social work services are provided. Field education experience is combined with seminar instruction. This course is repeatable for credit. Recommended Preparation: SOWK 260.
There will be four (4) 2-hour seminars and 64 hours of volunteer work with an agency. Seminars will be held online as indicated in the meeting pattern. Shady grove students welcome to attend this course! Please check Blackboard for details before the start of the class. Seminar dates are on the following Thursdays: May 27th, June 10th, June 24th, and July 15th.
SOWK 374-C*- Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees
06/01/2021 - 06/25/2021
Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm
This course provides an introduction to the information and skills necessary for generalist social work practice with immigrants and refugees. Its purpose is defined as the restoration, maintenance, and enhancement of the social functioning of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities and the promotion of social justice. Recommended Preparation: SOWK 200 or SOWK 260.
This class meets Culture GEP requirements.*
SOWK 386- Social Work Practice with Families
06/01/2021 - 07/09/2021
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of work with families. Social workers engage families in various settings, such as in social service agencies, the home, school, mental health and medical facilities, and in direct service agencies such as shelters and clinics. They also meet families in connection with social justice work such as work with immigrants. This course will provide students with the basic knowledge and skills to make initial assessments of family functioning in the context of the social environment and an understanding of the variety of challenges families' experience. Students will be presented with developmental theories, as well as traditional theoretical frameworks used in family assessments. The concept of family in its more varied and inclusive forms, including same-sex marriage and non-traditional definitions of family will be explored.