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SOCW: Social Work

5001. Human Behavior and Social Environment for the Human Service Professions (3)
May receive credit for one of SOCW 4800, 5001. P: Consent of dean and graduate standing. Development of social systems concept of bio-psycho-social elements of man’s being. Emphasis on deeper self-awareness of one’s own behavior, attitudes, beliefs, and values as related to professional practice.
5400. Seminar in Aging Studies (3) Same as CDFR 5400; GERO 5400
Entry point for graduate certificate in gerontology; exit course for undergraduate minor in gerontology. P: Consent of instructor. Topics include historical perspective on aging issues, normal aging and pathology, aging program administration, aging policy development, research in gerontology, rural aging, and aging and ethnicity.
5900. Foundations of Social Work and Social Welfare (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Introduces social work profession and social welfare, policy, and services.
5901, 5902, 5903. Readings in Aging Studies (1,2,or3) Same as CDFR 5901, 5902, 5903; GERO 5901, 5902, 5903
May count maximum of 3 s.h. toward baccalaureate minor in gerontology or graduate certificate in gerontology. P: Consent of instructor and chair of instructor’s home unit. Selected from monographs or journals. Focus on specialized areas in which student has taken one or more courses in either baccalaureate gerontology minor or graduate gerontology certificate.
5910. Foundation Skills in Social Work Practice (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Basic practice skills. Foundation for internship preparation.
6000. Advanced Social Work Methods with Individuals (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Advanced knowledge and skill-building in clinical social work practice with individuals. Emphasis on generative theoretical approaches.
6001. Advanced Social Work Methods with Small Groups (3)
Theory and practice interventions used with groups.
6002. Advanced Social Work Methods with Families (3)
Clinical social work practice with distressed and dysfunctional family systems.
6003. Social Work Intervention with Dyadic Systems (3)
Contemporary theories of dyadic functioning and social work practice with intimate dyadic relationships, such as marriages and intimate, affectively bonded associations.
6004. Social Work Services in Schools (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Introduction and orientation to practice in school settings.
6006. Child Welfare: History and Policy (3)
Explores history of child welfare policy and rights, roles, and responsibilities of children, parents, communities, and government within American social policy for protection of children.
6007. Child Welfare Practice (3)
Examines family-centered practice as used in investigating and managing cases of child abuse, neglect, and dependency.
6022. Perspectives on Death and Dying (3) Same as CDFR 6022 and GERO 6022
Interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to death, dying and bereavement.
6050. Ethics in Social Work Practice (2)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Values and ethics. Emphasis on ethical decision-making and resolution of ethical dilemmas.
6051. Qualitative Evaluation and Research in Social Work (2)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Methods used in social work evaluation and research.
6053. Specialized Social Work Services for Families and Children (2)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Conceptual and practice perspective regarding intensive and specialized services for families and children.
6054. Play Therapy with Children: A Social Work Perspective (2)
P: SOCW 6422; graduate standing in SOCW. Play therapy in social work with children. Approaches, techniques, and materials used for assessment and intervention. Case studies.
6100. Introduction to Social Work Practice (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Preparation for generalist practice from a relational perspective.
6101. Social Work Practice with Groups (2)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Integration of theory and practice in small group treatment from social work perspective. Advanced knowledge and skills in group development, approaches to intervention, and leadership.
6102. Social Work Practice with Families (2)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Contemporary theories of clinical practice with families in social environment.
6110. Social Work Practice: Interpersonal Foundations (3)
Concepts, theories and methods of clinical-community social work practice with an emphasis upon the relational nature of individual and family development and functioning.
6111. Social Work Practice: Community Foundations (3)
Concepts, theories and methods of clinical-community social work practice.
6140. Advanced Practice: Individuals and Families (3)
P: SOCW 6110, SOCW 6111 or equivalent. Advanced concepts, theories and methods of clinical-community social work practice with an emphasis on individuals and families within the context of their development and functioning.
6141. Advanced Practice: Community Partnerships (3)
P: SOCW 6110, SOCW 6111 or equivalent. Advanced concepts, theories and methods of clinical-community social work practice emphasizing social justice.
6200. Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Concepts, methods, and theories related to practice with communities or organizations.
6201. Program Management in Social Work (2)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Concepts, methods, and theories related to management of social work programs.
6202. Program Development in Social Work (2)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Concept, tools, and methods for development of social work programs.
6222. Group Work with the Aged (3) Same as GERO 6222
P: Graduate School admission. Case management, group work, and other techniques and approaches in working with older people.
6322. Practice in Health and Aging (3)
Social work intervention skills and application of theoretical concepts to practice in health settings.
6324. Social Work Practice with Developmental Disabilities (3)
Practice from social work perspective.
6326. Advanced Policy in Health and Aging Settings (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Health care and aging systems policies and organizational structures. Problems and issues of social work service delivery in health and aging.
6380. Interdisciplinary Practice: Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Their Families (3) Same as CDFR 6380 and PSYC 6380.
Overview of a system of care model to be used across disciplines in mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Prepares professionals to participate in holistic, interdisciplinary team practice in a variety of settings.
6392. Social Work Practice in Mental Health (3)
Knowledge and skills needed to practice social work in range of mental health settings.
6394. Advanced Policy in Mental Health: A Social Work Perspective (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Advanced understanding of federal, state, and local policies related to social work practice in mental health settings. Emphasis on professional’s role as client advocate in policy decision making and program development.
6422. Social Work Practice in Family and Children Services (3)
Theory and modalities of intervention with children and families in various child welfare settings.
6426. Advanced Policy in Family and Children’s Services (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Current status of families in American society, social welfare policies, and practices. Family needs and means of advocating for needed changes.
6550. Integrative Seminar (3)
P/C: SOCW 6960. Integrates and synthesizes knowledge from all components of the MSW curriculum.
6701. Psychopathology: A Social Work Perspective (3)
Bio-psycho-social theoretical and social work perspective on psychopathology.
6702. Social Work’s Response to Human Differences (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Incorporates knowledge of human difference and variation into strategies for social work practice. Integrates knowledge of cultures, race, gender, class, rural living, ethnicity, disabilities, human variation, and sexual orientation.
6711. Introduction to Evaluation Research (3)
Introduces scientific, analytic approach to building knowledge for social work practice with specific reference to principles and methods of evaluative research as applied to critical examination of evaluative research studies.
6730. Conducting Evaluation Research (3)
Evaluation of social work practice, including development of a research question, study design, analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data, and interpretation of results.
6732, 6734. Professional Paper (3,3)
Formulation of social work case study. Historic or field work related research project of professional importance to social work.
6800. Social Work Practice in Substance Abuse Treatment (3) Formerly SOCW 6808
Examines the nature and scope of drug use in America. Emphasis on role of the social worker with special consideration given to the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board’s licensure process.
6801. Clinical Approach to Working with Substance Using/Abusing Clients (3) Formerly SOCW 6804
Applies educational, societal, and cultural factors to clinical techniques of client assessments and treatment planning. Application and evaluation of clinical models and assessments.
6802. Law and Social Work (3)
Prelegislative and legislative development and major provisions of laws. Interpretation of laws examined from perspective of significant court opinion related to constitutional rights.
6803. Selected Topics in Human Behavior: A Social Work Perspective (3)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 12 s.h. toward degree. P: Graduate standing in SOCW. New or advanced topics in human difference.
6805. Selected Topics in Indirect Practice in Social Work (3)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 12 s.h. toward degree. P: Graduate standing in SOCW. New or advanced topics.
6806. Selected Topics in Social Work with Families and Children (3)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 12 s.h. toward degree. P: Graduate standing in SOCW. New or advanced topics.
6807. Selected Topics in Health and Aging (3)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 12 s.h. toward degree. P: Graduate standing in SOCW. New or advanced topics.
6809. Selected Topics in Social Work Research (3)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 12 s.h. toward degree. P: Graduate standing in SOCW. New or advanced topics.
6810. Selected Topics in Social Welfare Policy (3)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 12 s.h. toward degree. P: Graduate standing in SOCW. New or advanced topics.
6824. Social Service Policy and Delivery Strategies for Rural and Small Communities (3)
Social problems and processes and manner in which social services are delivered in rural setting.
6901, 6902, 6903. Independent Study (1,2,3)
Faculty conferences arranged. Student-faculty contract must be approved by MSW program chair. Selected readings, research, or studies related to professional practice.
6940. Field Instruction I (6)
Apply social work knowledge and skills to foundation social work practice for three days per week under social work supervision.
6950. Field Instruction II (6)
Apply social work knowledge and skills to advanced social work practice for three days per week under social work supervision.
6960. Field Instruction III (6)
Apply social work knowledge and skills to advanced social work practice for three days per week under social work supervision.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.