Social Work (SW)

Courses

SW 200. Introduction to Social Work. 4 Units.

Introductory survey of levels of social work practice and fields of practice. Review of NASW professional code of ethics and social work resources.

SW 300A. Social Welfare Policy I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: admission to B.A. in Social Work
History of social work, development of structures of social welfare services and the role of policy in service delivery.

SW 300B. Social Welfare Policy II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 300A
II: Frameworks for policy analysis of social welfare policies and social service delivery in organizational, local, state, national and international settings. Introductory social work policy practice skills.

SW 301. Social Work Research. 6 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 300B and SW 302B
Social Work approaches to qualitative and quantitative research that builds knowledge for social work practice. Interpreting and applying social work practice research to students own practice. Skills needed to implement a social work research project in a social work setting. Four hours lecture and six hours laboratory.

SW 302A. Human Behavior and the Social Environment I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: admission to B.A. in Social Work
Theories and knowledge of human bio-psycho-social development from birth to young adulthood, including theories and knowledge about the range of social systems in which individuals live (families, groups, organizations, institutions and communities). Interactions between and among human biological, social, psychological and cultural systems as they affect and are affected by human behavior.

SW 302B. Human Behavior and the Social Environment II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 302A
Theories and knowledge of human bio-psycho-social development in relation to adulthood and aging. Includes theories and knowledge about the range of social systems in which individuals live (families, groups, organizations, institutions and communities). Interactions between and among human biological, social, psychological and cultural systems as they affect and are affected by human behavior.

SW 320. Child Welfare Services. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 300B and SW 302B
Public child welfare services and issues from a beginning generalist perspective. Prepares social work students for beginning level evidence-based, culturally competent, family-focused, strength-based, and outcome-oriented child welfare practice.

SW 325. Social Work Interventions in Substance Abuse. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 300B and SW 302B
A comprehensive and systems-based examination of substance abuse and dependence. Prepares students with beginning skills for effective substance abuse intervention. Formerly a topic under SW 590.

SW 400A. Social Work Practice I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 301
Individuals. Theories, models and skills for social work interventions with individuals using a generalist model of social work practice. Designed to run concurrently with the field placement education.

SW 400B. Social Work Practice II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 400A
Families and Groups. Theories, models and skills for social work interventions with families and groups using a generalist model of social work practice. Designed to run concurrently with the field placement education.

SW 400C. Social Work Practice III. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 400B
Organizations and Communities. Theories, models and skills for social work interventions with organizations and communities using a generalist model of social work practice. Designed to run concurrently with the field placement education.

SW 401A. Field Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 301
Practice experience in public and private social service agencies with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Field placement hours (160) and monthly seminar. Graded credit/no credit.

SW 401B. Field Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: A comprehensive and systems-based examination of substance abuse and dependence. Prepares students with beginning skills for effective substance abuse intervention. Formerly a topic under SW 590. Prerequisites: SW 301
Practice experience in public and private social service agencies with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Field placement hours (160) and monthly seminar. Graded credit/no credit. (4 units).

SW 401C. Field Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: admission to B.A. in Social Work, SW 401B, completion of all courses below the 400-level and consent of instructor
Practice experience in public and private social service agencies with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Graded credit/no credit.

SW 590. Special Topics. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: admission to the B.A. program or consent of instructor.
Special topics in social work. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor as topics change.

SW 595A. Independent Study. 1 Unit.

Prerequisites: consent of instructor
Special topics involving library and/or field research. May be repeated for credit.

SW 595B. Independent Study. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: consent of instructor
Special topics involving library and/or field research. May be repeated for credit.

SW 595C. Independent Study. 3 Units.

Prerequisites: consent of instructor
Special topics involving library and/or field research. May be repeated for credit.

SW 595D. Independent Study. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: consent of instructor
Special topics involving library and/or field research. May be repeated for credit.

SW 597. Social Work Honors Project. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 301 and consent of instructor
Original in-depth research in an area of social work practice.

SW 602A. Foundation Micro Practice I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Introduction to generalist model of practice with individuals, families and groups, comparative theories of micropractice, introductory intervention skills. Overview of generalist model and history.

SW 602B. Foundation Micro Practice II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 602A, classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Introduction to generalist model of practice with individuals, families and groups, comparative theories of micropractice, introductory intervention skills. Comparative theories and models.

SW 602C. Foundation Micro Practice III. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 602B, classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Introduction to generalist model of practice with individuals, families and groups, comparative theories of micropractice, introductory intervention skills. Introductory intervention skills.

SW 604A. Human Behavior in the Social Environment I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Critical appraisal and review of individual development from infancy through old age, from biological, sociological, cultural and psychological perspectives. Birth through adolescence.

SW 604B. Human Behavior in the Social Environment II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 604A, classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Critical appraisal and review of individual development from infancy through old age, from biological, sociological, cultural and psychological perspectives. Adulthood and aging.

SW 606A. Foundation Macro Practice I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: classified graduate standing in the M.S.W. program and consent of department
Introduction to generalist model of practice with organizations and communities including policy practice in both arenas. Theories of power and leadership. Introductory skills in task groups, leadership and collaboration. Overview.

SW 606B. Foundation Macro Practice II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 606A, classified graduate standing in the M.S.W. program and consent of department
Introduction to generalist model of practice with organizations and communities including policy practice in both arenas. Theories of power and leadership. Introductory skills in task groups, leadership and collaboration. Practice theory and models.

SW 606C. Foundation Macro Practice III. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 606B, classified graduate standing in the M.S.W. program and consent of department
Introduction to generalist model of practice with organizations and communities including policy practice in both arenas. Theories of power and leadership. Introductory skills in task groups, leadership and collaboration. Practice theory and models. Introductory intervention skills.

SW 608A. Field Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Advanced practice experience in public and private agencies with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Field Placement hours (160) and monthly seminar. Graded credit/no credit.

SW 608B. Field Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 608A, classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Advanced practice experience in public and private agencies with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Field Placement hours (160) and monthly seminar. Graded credit/no credit.

SW 608C. Field Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 608B, classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Advanced practice experience in public and private agencies with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Field Placement hours (160) and monthly seminar. Graded credit/no credit.

SW 608D. Field Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 608C, classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Advanced practice experience in public and private agencies with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Field Placement hours (200) and monthly seminar. Graded credit/no credit.

SW 608E. Field Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 608D, classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Advanced practice experience in public and private agencies with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Field Placement hours (200) and monthly seminar. Graded credit/no credit.

SW 608F. Field Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 608E, classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department
Advanced practice experience in public and private agencies with individuals, families, groups, formal organizations and communities. Field Placement hours (200) and monthly seminar. Graded credit/no credit.

SW 612. Social Work Research I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: classified graduate standing in the MSW program and consent of department. Prerequisite: SW 604B
Theory, practice and methods of data collection and analysis. An examination of the role of research in the development of social work.

SW 613. Social Work Research II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 612
Further examination of the role of research in the development of social work theory, practice and methods of data collection and analysis.

SW 614. Child Abuse and Neglect. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 604B
Critical analysis of child maltreatment and neglect, focusing upon recent research and treatment innovations. Satisfies California LCSW and MFCC requirements.

SW 615. Domestic Violence. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 604B
An introduction to the knowledge, skills, and values utilized in direct social work practice with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

SW 618. Mental Health Seminar. 1 Unit.

Required for students who have been awarded the CALSWEC stipend. Includes CALSWEC competencies, addressing micro practice, cultural competence, HBSE, research, and workplace management.

SW 620. Social Work with Alcohol and Drug Abuse. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 604B
An examination of theories, research and treatment regarding alcohol and drug abuse. Satisfies California LCSW and MFCC requirement.

SW 621. Group Work with Alcohol and Drug Abuse. 4 Units.

Training in group work with persons affected by chemical dependency. Course includes group communication theory, a study of behaviors common to chemical dependency, and assessment and techniques of group intervention.

SW 625A. Research Project I. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: 613
A culminating graduate experience in which a practice issue specific to the students field setting and specialization is objectively evaluated and presented orally and in writing. Students gather data and complete initial stages of implementation of research project.

SW 625B. Research Project II. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 625A
Culminating graduate experience in which a practice issue specific to the students field setting and specialization is objectively evaluated and presented orally and in writing. Students complete data analysis, write the research report and present findings.

SW 633. Social Work Intervention with the Elderly and Their Families. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 604B
Intervention with the elderly and their families. Case management functions of social work practice with the elderly and their families as well as clinical interventions in problems often troubling the elderly.

SW 637. School Social Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 604B
Addresses competences such as social work with students and teachers in the classroom setting; social work with students and their families around learning issues and family problems; the application of learning theory to students school experience; social work with diverse student populations; case management of services both inside and outside the school site; and social work in the community setting to promote student learning.

SW 638. Public Child Welfare: Policy and Practice. 4 Units.

Public child welfare services and issues from an advanced generalist perspective. Prepares social work students for evidence-based, culturally competent, family-focused, strength-based, and outcome-oriented child welfare practice.

SW 645. Social Work Advanced Micro Practice I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 602C
Theories and models of practice learned in Foundation year curriculum are applied to the acquisition of practice skills that can be applied to work with individuals, groups and families within specific social work practice settings. Formerly SW 640.

SW 646. Social Work Advanced Micro Practice II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 645
Models of practice relating to skills and competencies such as case management, inter-agency collaboration and advanced multi-system assessment are addressed.

SW 647. Social Work Advanced Micro Practice III. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 646
Social work practice with individuals, families and groups in specific populations commonly served by social workers. This includes an understanding of the various roles a social worker might play with this client population including, therapist, case manager, medication manager, protective services worker, substance abuse specialist, researcher, educator, etc.

SW 655. Social Work Advanced Macro Practice I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 606C
Theories and models of community practice and organizational/ agency development that have been learned in the Foundation year are applied to the development of specific skills while working with organizations/agencies and communities in social work settings. This includes social planning, community development, political advocacy, and social action. Formerly SW 650.

SW 656. Social Work Advanced Macro Practice II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 655
Strategies for organizational and community change including policy practice in both organizational/agency and community settings, coalition building, program development, budgeting, grant writing and interagency networking. Formerly SW 651.

SW 657. Social Work Advanced Macro Practice III. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 656
Leading organizational/agency development and change. Social work roles addressed include supervisor, trainer/mentor, team leader and program evaluator. Formerly SW 652.

SW 660. Advanced Practice Integrative Seminar. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: SW 646 and SW 656, current enrollment in SW 647 and SW 657
Integration of content learned in the micro and macro sequences through the use of case studies and a seminar model of learning.

SW 690. Advanced Topics in Social Work. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: classified graduate standing in the MSW program or consent of instructor
An intensive study of some aspect of social work. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

SW 698A. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 1 Unit.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SW 698B. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SW 698C. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 3 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SW 698D. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SW 698E. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 5 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SW 698F. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 6 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SW 698Z. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 0 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SW 699. Thesis Research. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: classified graduate standing and consent of department
Preparation of a thesis for the Master of Social Work degree program under the direction of a students thesis committee.

SW 999. Graduate Comprehensive Examination. 0 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, approval of department, completion of course work in the masters program and in good academic standing. Required for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Social Work only
An assessment of the students ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter.