1350 Spring_08 Syllabus

1350 Spring_08 - School of Social Work 601 University Drive Telephone 512-245-2592 College of Health Professions fax 512-245-8097 Texas State San

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School of Social Work College of Health Professions Texas State 601 University Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666 Telephone: 512-245-2592 fax: 512-245-8097 website: www.txstate.edu SOWK 1350: Intro to Social Work Spring’08 Tentative syllabus: subject to change at any time Information about the Instructor Name: C. Carol Cofer, LCSW (Texas License), ACSW (National License) Office HPB (HSC) 247 Office Hours: TBA appointments best Office Telephone: 512- 892-2099 to leave messages (Austin) Instructor’s email: cc49@txstate.edu Information about the Course: Time/Days/Location of Class: MW 2:00-3:15 Room HPB230 or TTH 12:30–1:45 HPB231 Semester and Year: Spring 2008 Course Summary: This introductory survey course includes the nature, function, and various types of social work practice, acquainting the student with the history, scope, and values of the profession. It also deals with relevant social welfare policy and with the historical development of the profession. It integrates social work values and ethics, and particularly focuses on the profession’s special relationship with alleviating poverty and enhancing social justice, especially for those people at risk for serious problems. Students learn the nature of generalist social work practice, focusing on ecological systems and problem-solving approaches. There are no prerequisites for the course. Credit Hours and Format of Course: 3 credit hours/ lecture Date of School’s Last Review of this Syllabus: January 2004 Course Learning Aims Upon completing this course, the student will be able to: 1. Articulate the values of the social work profession, as identified in the Codes of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Code of Conduct of the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, and as required for social work practice in Texas 2. Understand the evolution of social work practice, and the impact of social policy on practice with regard to social and economic justice 3. Apply an ecological systems model in examining social problems 4. Recognize and address prejudice based on gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, class, and mental or physical disabilities 5. Use knowledge from empirical research in critically examining social issues SOWK 1350 1 L EADERSHIP FOR C HANGE
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School of Social Work College of Health Professions Texas State 601 University Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666 Telephone: 512-245-2592 fax: 512-245-8097 website: www.txstate.edu Contribution to Achieving the School’s Objectives and Outcomes 1350 contributes primarily to : Domain 2 . THINKING PROFESSIONALLY 1) Integrate knowledge gained in group exercises and contribute to class discussion 2) Compare and contrast history of the social work profession with modern day practice through discussion of video material 3) Volunteer to role play a client from a marginalized population in lab experience Domain 4. SEEKING TOLERANCE AND JUSTICE 1) Analyze issues of marginalization and social justice through group study and class presentation of a
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1350 Spring_08 - School of Social Work 601 University Drive Telephone 512-245-2592 College of Health Professions fax 512-245-8097 Texas State San

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