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syllabus 140 spring 10

syllabus 140 spring 10 - SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL...

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SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK SCWK 140: Introduction to Community Service Course Code # 29233 Section 3 SPRING , 2010 INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW OFFICE LOCATION: WSQ 217F CLASSROOM: TBA OFFICE HOURS: Thurs. 8am- 9am or by appt. CLASS MEETING TIME: Thursday 12-2:45pm VOICEMAIL: 831-425-3113 WEBSITE: www.sjsu.edu/people/ruth.jacobsen EMAIL: [email protected] CATALOG DESCRIPTION Volunteer experience with a community service organization that will provide the student with exposure to clients/client systems prior to Field Practicum I. Six to eight hours weekly in community based agencies and on-campus seminars. (3 Units) Co or Prerequisite: SCWK 110 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for SCWK 140 or consent of Advisor COURSE DESCRIPTION This pre-professional preparation course combines classroom and field learning by placing students in community service agencies as an introduction to the field practicum. Students are acquainted with at risk populations served by community agencies as well as the agency's service delivery system by completing six hours a week of direct service. The volunteer experience is augmented by a bi-monthly mandatory seminar on campus which focuses on issues of diversity, values and ethics, social and economic justice and populations at risk. Students will have an opportunity to explore their areas of interest, motivating factors and level of investment in the field of Social Work. In addition, students will gain an understanding of the organizational structure, function, and financing of social service agencies. The course is particularly important for those students who have limited social work experience and/or may be seeking an opportunity to develop themselves professionally. LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the conclusion of this course, students will be expected to: 1. Describe changes in attitude toward their clients and toward the social work profession. Program Objectives: B2.2 (Self-evaluation) 2. Demonstrate knowledge of populations most at risk in the United States and of community resources for meeting the needs of clients. ScWk 140. Fall 2008 Page 1
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Program Objectives: B1.1 (Transcultural model); B1.2 (Diversity); B1.3 (Values/Ethics); B2.4 (Practice Knowledge & Skills); B3.3 (History) 3. Develop the ability to provide examples of how one’s own values shape one’s perceptions and behaviors toward others. Program Objectives: B2.2 (Self-evaluation) 4. Demonstrate sensitivity in serving clients from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Program Objectives: B1.1 (Transcultural model); B1.2 (Diversity); B3.1 (Power, Privilege, Oppression) 5. Demonstrate ability to describe examples of changes in policies that will make service delivery more effective and efficient. Program Objectives: B3.2 (Impact of Social Policy) 6. Explain the mission, goals and objectives of the agency in which the student is placed, how the agency is structured, how it is financed, and how it functions to serve its clientele.
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