Social Work (SOWK)

SOWK 303  - Social Work With Children, Youth, and Families  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces the context for social work with children, youth, and families as well as specific theories, policies, programs, and services. Areas examined include antipoverty policies and programs, child welfare, education, behavioral health, healthcare, disabilities, and juvenile justice.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101, SOCY 101, or SOWK 201.
SOWK 304  - Social Work With Older Adults and Families  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the context for social work with older adults, as well as specific theories, policies, programs, and services. Areas examined include the aging process, health and wellness, behavioral health, sexuality, work and retirement, bereavement, living arrangements and housing options, and social programs and policies targeting older adults.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101, SOCY 101, or SOWK 201.
SOWK 305  - Gender, Race and Social Justice  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces anti-oppressive theoretical and applied approaches to understand and address intersections of gender and racial inequality. Social welfare policies and services available to women in contexts such as criminal justice, behavioral health, child welfare, and the military are examined.

Cross-listed course: WGST 306

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service, GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences