Mount St. Joseph University

Behavioral & Natural Sciences: Sociology And Social Work Course Descriptions

Undergraduate 2018-2019

GST 261 Social and Psychological Aspects of Aging (3) S
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
Crosslisted SOC 261. An explanation of the basic sociological and psychological concepts and principles of aging individuals. Topics such as the social theories of aging, socialization, life course, social inequality, primary relationships, economy, the community, politics, and government will be covered.

GST 332 Holistic Wellness and Aging (3) IDS
This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to integrate knowledge and concepts about holistic health across multiple disciplines and applies them to the maintenance of wellness in aging. Concepts and approaches address the physical, mental, nutritional, social, spiritual, and cognitive aspects of wellness.

GST 333 Elder Abuse (3) IDS
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103 or PSY 103H or SOC 103
Crosslisted SWK 333. This course will explore the topic of elder abuse from multiple perspectives including the spiritual, psychological, legal, ethical, and health impact of abuse. The global, cultural, social, economic and political factors contributing to elder abuse, victim assistance and methods to prevent abuse will be discussed.

GST 340 Spirituality and Aging (3) S/R
Prerequisite(s): 100 Level REL
Crosslisted REL 340. A holistic approach to the enrichment and growth of elderly persons' spiritual experience will be examined from a nondenominational point of view with references to psychology and the behavioral sciences. Topics such as prayer, reconciliation and peace, interpersonal relationships, the faith of the elderly, and stages of development will be discussed.

GST 350 Special Topics Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives (1-3)
Crosslisted SOC 350. Announcement of topics will be made when course is offered.

GST 351 Aging Institute (1)
The Aging Institute is a conference on issues related to the older adult population and the field of aging. Students have the unique opportunity of listening to experts in gerontology. In addition, students are required to do a paper on the issues addressed during the Institute and write either a critique or summary of the presentation. All written work is submitted at the end of the semester.

GST 358 Organizational Administration in Healthcare (3) S
Crosslisted SWK 358. This course examines some of the administrative, managerial and human resource issues in the area of social community. Particular emphasis is given to the leadership function of the LTC/agency administrator in the aging and social network.

GST 359 Work, Leisure and Retirement (3) S
This course provides an overview of work with the emphasis on the importance, background, development, and current trends of work, retirement and leisure issues in the United States. Comparisons are made on how other cultures address these issues.

GST 360 Mental Health & Aging (3) S
This course provides an historical overview of the mental health system. Common emotional problems, psychiatric and cognitive disorders, and community mental health issues are addressed. In addition, mental health promotion as well as intervention in and treatment of mental health problems among older persons and their families.

GST 365 Health and Interdisciplinary Assessment of the Elderly (3)
This course will cover the components, purpose, impact and application of interdisciplinary assessment. The use of assessment instruments and regulations governing assessment of residents will be addressed.

GST 396 Co-Op:Parallel(PT) (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A work related experience supervised by a faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation of predetermined learning agreement and evaluation of work performance. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis.

GST 432 Gerontology Practicum (3)
Prerequisite(s): May be completed after at least 5 gerontology courses have been taken
Assignment to a community organization or agency for career training or a specialized project involved in one's area of interest. The practicum is 135 clock hours in length. In addition, students will meet periodically to discuss problems, concerns and issues in the placement.

GST 496 Co-Op:Alternatng(FT) (1-3) EXP
Corequisite(s): CED 220
A work related experience supervised by a faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation of predetermined learning agreement and evaluation of work performance. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis.

LCE 200 Foundations of Leadership and Civic Engagement (3)
This course examines fundamental principles of effective leadership and civic engagement. Emphasis is placed on gaining knowledge of one's own leadership tendencies and reflecting on the application of leadership concepts to the practice of leadership and engagement with others in real-world situations.

LCE 300 Leadership for the Common Good (3)
This course explores personal and collective responsibilities as citizens in service to society and the role of leadership dedicated to the growth and development of others and commitment to building value-based institutions that contribute to creating a sustainable, just, and caring society. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of local/global social problems and methods used in leading change to address them. Students will conduct a policy analysis and develop an advocacy strategy. Occasional field trips to meet with area community leaders may be scheduled during regular class meeting times.

LCE 300S Serv Lrng:Leadership for the Common Good (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): LCE 300
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

LCE 400 Leadership Theory & Ethical Practice (3)
Prerequisite(s): Completion of LCE 200 Leadership for the Common Good with a "C" or better is required for course enrollment.
This course provides an introduction to leadership theories and models. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis and practical application of classic and contemporary approaches to leadership. Leadership ethics is also examined.

SOC 103 Our Social World (3) S/CS
This course introduces students to the scientific study of society. It offers a systematic analysis of the dynamic interconnections between our individual lives and our social worlds. In this course we'll explore many dimensions of local and global social institutions and practices, working to understand how our own lives are embedded within and shaped by our social environments.

SOC 103S Serv Lrng:Intro Sociology (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SOC 103
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SOC 201 Social Problems and Deviant Behavior (3) S
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
Extensive exploration of the various sociological approaches to the study of deviance and social problems. Includes such topics as changing sex roles, AIDS, euthanasia, suicide, crime, terrorism, and governmental deviance. Emphasis on contemporary theory and research.

SOC 202 Race, Class, Gender (3) S
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
Study of intergroup, racial and ethnic relations in America, including the cultural and political problems resulting from prejudice and discrimination.

SOC 202S Serv Lrng:Race, Class, Gender (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SOC 202
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SOC 204 Cultural Anthropology (3) S
An introduction to the study of human life and culture. Examines the beginnings of civilization, the relationship between biological and cultural evolution, and the world's cultural diversity.

SOC 208 Social Psychology (3) S
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103 or SOC 103
Crosslisted PSY 208. The study of how we think about, relate to and influence one another. Social perception, attitudes, social influence, prejudice, aggression, and attraction are examined.

SOC 212 Sociology of Sports (3) S
Students will explore and discover the structural and cultural relationship of sport to society. Students will also examine the issues of race, gender, social stratification, deviances, and economics as they relate to sport in society.

SOC 212S Serv Lrng:Sociology of Sports (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SOC 212
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SOC 216 Sociology of the Family (3) S
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
Families and the functions of the family as a social institution are studied within the context of social and cultural forces that have an impact on them. The interdependencies of families and communities are examined.

SOC 218 Mars and Venus? Gender,Culture and Society (3)
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
Are men and women really so different? This course examines this question by exploring the social construction of sex, gender, and sexuality across cultures and societies. It explores the various ways in which gender shapes and is shaped by social institutions, organizations, ideologies, representations, and practices. We will examine several substantive topics as they intersect with sex, gender and sexuality such as the body, media, religion, sport, love, and health/medicine. This course will facilitate the development of your critical thinking, reading and writing skills.

SOC 219 European Sport:A Comparative Approach (1) EXP
Students will examine the particularities of different European sports to understand the larger political, economic, and cultural frameworks within which they emerged.

SOC 220 Childhood and Society (3) S
New Course
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
This course provides an introduction to twenty-first century childhood in the United States. It explores the concepts, theories, and empirical research within the sociological study of childhood. The course examines: Competing theoretical approaches to children and childhood, how the meaning of childhood and adolescence changes over time, place, and social context, how children's lives and identities co-constitute peer, popular, and media cultures, and the social problems and public policies that impact children's lives.

SOC 220S Serv Lrng:Sociology of Childhood (1) EXP
New Course
Concurrent requisite(s): SOC 220
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SOC 221 Sociology of Film (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
The primary goal of this course is to use movies, documentaries, and docudramas to illuminate sociological phenomena and events in terms of sociological theory, concepts, and research, and thus help students to understand and apply core sociological concepts and theories and apply them to a number of movies watched in class and outside of class. Students will also evaluate movies in terms of the extent to which they uncritically transmit bias, stereotypes, ideology, and misinformation regarding gender, race ethnicity, poverty, and important social problems.

SOC 222 Health and Crime (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
This course examines the different ways crime and health intersect. Sociological, criminological and public health theories will be explored to understand how delinquency/crime and health relate to one another. Additionally, this course will explore how crime and crime location may be a predictor of health outcomes.

SOC 261 Social and Psychological Aspects of Aging (3) S
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
An explanation of the basic sociological and psychological concepts and principles of aging individuals. Topics such as the social theories of aging, socialization, life course, social inequality, primary relationships, economy, the community, politics, and government will be covered.

SOC 289 Women's Issues and the Law (3) S
Crosslisted LGS 289. This course is about gender differences and gendered human interrelationships. Through reading and discussion of legislation, judicial opinions, and other sources, we will examine how U.S. law reflects and reinforces social and institutional arrangements that channel men and women into different roles and allocates power between them. We will also look at alternative formulations of legal concepts and at how law is made and implemented. Students should be able to develop a critical analytical approach that can be the basis for evaluating future changes in law.

SOC 300 Mgmt/Fnd Raising in Nonprofit (3)
Prerequisite(s): Junior status or above and permission of instructor.
Concurrent requisite(s): SOC 300S
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the nonprofit, philanthropic sector and expose students to many of the import aspects of nonprofit management and fund raising. The course is structured specifically to meet several of the American Humanics competency requirements for certification, including competencies within the areas of: historical and philosophical foundations, general nonprofit management, board and volunteer development and management, program planning, financial and risk management, fund raising, and career development and exploration. Service-learning in a nonprofit agency is an important aspect of the class.

SOC 301 Sociology of Science and Technology (3) CS
New Course
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
This course is an introduction to the study of science and technology from a sociological perspective. Students will learn about science's social structure, the social institutions that support and constitute scientific activities, how people construct scientific knowledge through social interactions, and the nature and consequences of the relationships between science and other major social institutions. We will study the connections and tensions between science and religion, politics, economy, and gender. We will also examine the ways in which technology is socially constructed, how it structures social relations, and mediates the relationships between social institutions. At the conclusion of this course students will have learned some of the major arguments and evidence associated with the sociology of science and technology.

SOC 302 Social Perspectives on Motherhood (3) S
New Course
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
This course explores U.S. motherhood as a socially constructed institution and set of practices. Students will examine the social context that shapes contemporary social expectations and experiences surrounding motherhood. Students will become familiar with diverse social perspectives on birthing, maternal health and wellbeing, work-family balance, and mothering practices. The impact of social class, race-ethnicity, gender and national policy are also explored. Special topics such as poverty, incarceration, postpartum maternal health, and single-mothering are considered.

SOC 302S Serv Lrng:Social Perspectives on Motherhood (1) EXP
New Course
Concurrent requisite(s): SOC 302
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SOC 335 International Politics (3) S
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
Crosslisted PSC 335. The course studies the major political issues and events in the contemporary world. Their historical roots are traced, and their implications for democratic peace and economic prosperity are analyzed. Particular attention is devoted to the role of the United States in this rapidly changing world.

SOC 350 Special Topics: Sociology of Work, Occupations & Professions (1-3)
Topics vary. May be repeated once as topic changes.

SOC 370 Sociological Theories (3) S
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
The development of sociological theories; the study of outstanding contemporary sociologists and their contributions in research, social policy and practice.

SOC 373 Sociology of Globalization (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
This course explores diverse themes and aspects of emergent global society. Course will examine how globalization impacts individuals and societies and the development of world culture. Students will gain knowledge of and insight in processes of globalization and their consequences for cultural diversity.

SOC 375 Social Research I (4)
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103, SOC 103, MTH 174 or MTH 175 or MTH 176, and two additional courses in PSY or SOC
Crosslisted SWK 375. An introduction to social research emphasizing ethics and the integration of basic and applied research designs and statistics. Observations, surveys and simple experiments are carried out in conjunction with descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.

SOC 377 Eval,Res,Grantsmanship (3)
Crosslisted SWK 377. An application of basic research methods and data collection learned in Behavioral Sciences Research Methods I to the evaluation of existing programs in social agencies, and the tasks and skills of grant writing to develop new programs and services. Students learn how to locate grant sources, integrate program evaluation into grant proposals, and practice grant writing.

SOC 377S Serv Lrng:Eval,Res,Grants (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SOC 377
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SOC 380 Independent Study (1-3)
Student-initiated project intended to add a new dimension of education and encourage intellectual activity, initiative and sustained effort. Topics to be chosen in consultation with an instructor who has special competence in the subject involved. Open to junior and senior majors. Approval of instructor required.

SOC 396 Co-Op:Parallel(PT) (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A work-related experience supervised by a faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded on successful completion of the work experience, documentation of predetermined Learning Agreement and evaluation of work performance. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. Course may be repeated up to six credit hours.

SOC 400 Senior Thesis (3)
Prerequisite(s): SOC 375 and SOC 377 or PSY 376
Independent projects which integrate the theory and research relevant to students' areas of specialization. Thesis projects demonstrate critical thinking skills and growth in students' areas of study.

SOC 401 Behavioral Science Seminar (1)
New Course
This course is designed to have students in the Behavioral Sciences program demonstrate their background and mastery in the areas of Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, and related fields. Students will apply their knowledge in these areas to current and historical issues that face the scientific community and general population as a whole.

SOC 405 Behavioral Sciences Capstone (3) CAP
Prerequisite(s): 40 hours Core curriculum completed
A reflective, integrative experience for all majors from the Behavioral Sciences. Fulfills the university capstone requirement. Students will examine their undergraduate learning through reflection, discussion, and examination of a significant problem. Students will produce a paper and a poster presentation in which they will integrate the Baccalaureate Level Learning Outcomes with their majors and their life-long goals for learning and service.

SOC 496 Cooperative Education Work Experience: Alternating (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A work-related experience supervised by a faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded on successful completion of the work experience, documentation of predetermined Learning Agreement and evaluation of work performance. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. Course may be repeated up to six credit hours.

SWK 205 Play Therapy (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103 and SOC 103
This course provides an overview of Play Therapy. It will address the various types of play that children engage in and the various types of therapy that can be used for working with children. This course will look at both Directive and Non Directive therapy.

SWK 219 Issues In Aging:A Social Work Perspective (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
Provides base to integrate gerontology knowledge with social work education. Informal and formal support networks will be stressed as students learn to assess older clients and devise appropriate interventions.

SWK 220 Introduction to Social Work (3)
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
An overview of the profession of social work and human services in health, education and welfare institutions. Includes historical development, basic concepts, as well as current trends and issues in human service systems and the social work profession.

SWK 220S Serv Lrng:Intro Social Work (1) EXP
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SWK 223 Social Policies and Issues (3) S
A problem-focused analysis of past and current social policies: income maintenance, family, educational, social service, environmental, and civil rights. Political analysis includes factors which influence policy development, policy implementation. Attention is given to local, state and federal policies.

SWK 223S Serv Lrng:Soc Pol/Iss (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SWK 223
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SWK 226 Mental Health and Social Work (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): SWK 220 or SOC 103
This course offers an approach to addressing mental health issues, emphasizing the relevance of mental health. The student will be given the tools to be competent in the area of mental health case management, while exploring community systems in place for the mentally ill and the different populations affected by mental illness.

SWK 231 Spirituality and Social Work Practice (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): SOC 103
This course examines the experience and the role of spirituality and religious traditions in social work practice with client systems. The course considers the spiritual and religious contexts shaping assessment and intervention processes in social work services and examines the ways that faith traditions and spiritual experiences shape clients' and professionals' lives, and the points of connection they form with the delivery of social work services.

SWK 233 Ethics and Social Welfare (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103, CRM 103 or SOC 103
This course examines ethical issues as they relate to social professions and provides an overview of legal and ethical aspects in the field of social work with implications for the social worker. Includes topics such as confidentiality, rights of clients, client records, equal protection for staff and clients, and discrimination. The National Association of Social Workers code of ethics and related codes are covered with an overview of ethical dimensions of practice. The course examines various social policies, mainly federal laws, that impact society and how they influence our ethical decision-making processes.

SWK 287 Stress Awareness and Reduction (3)
Prominent theories on stress and stressors current in the field today. Indicators of stress levels within which persons can function and techniques of management and reduction of stress levels.

SWK 320 Race in America (3) IDS
Prerequisite(s): 48 or more Credit Hours Earned
History and Sciences Interdisciplinary Course. Students in this course will use an interdisciplinary approach to ask questions about the idea of "race" and examine how it functions in American life, drawing on perspectives from the biological and anthropological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, ethics, history and the arts.

SWK 321 Human Behav/Soc Environment (3)
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103 or PSY 103H, SOC 103, SWK 220
A variety of theoretical models are used to understand individual/family and group behaviors within society. The course features theories, concepts and research findings which build knowledge of social development and experiences in respect to age, socioeconomic class, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other characteristics of human diversity.

SWK 321S Serv Lrng:Hum Beh/Soc Envir (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SWK 321
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SWK 327 Interviewing and Assessment (3)
Prerequisite(s): SWK 220 and SWK 321, junior class standing
Assessment, relationship-building and problem-solving with individuals, groups and organizational systems with the emphasis on work with individuals. Students learn how to integrate knowledge and values of social work as they learn interviewing techniques and the skills of assessment, goal setting and intervention. Students are expected to participate in practice exercises and observational activities outside of class meeting time.

SWK 328 Group Approaches to Problem-solving (3)
Prerequisite(s): Junior class standing
Intervention and planning with families, groups and community systems with the emphasis on working with families and groups. Students expand their mastery of the roles that social workers play as they develop skills in forming and leading groups, developing programs and teaching problem-solving skills. Students are expected to participate in practice exercises and observational activities outside of class meeting time.

SWK 328S Serv Lrng:Group App/Prob Solving (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SWK 328
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SWK 329 Organizatn'l/Community Devel (3)
Prerequisite(s): SWK 327, junior class standing
Emphasizes organizing and planning service delivery primarily at the macro level. Students develop skills in community needs assessment and action research in monitoring programs, as well as social action on behalf of client groups. Students are expected to participate in practice exercises and observational activities outside of class meeting time.

SWK 330 Fieldwork I & Seminar (5) EXP
Prerequisite(s): SWK 327 and SOC 202, Admission to the Social Work program, and upper junior or senior class standing
The student spends two days per week in a social agency (for a total of 224 hours during the semester) under the supervision of a worker in the agency serving as field instructor. The seminar is held to help students integrate theory with practice and to guide students to address pertinent ethical and policy issues.

SWK 332 Child Abuse (3) IDS
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103 or SOC 103
Legal Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work Interdisciplinary Course. An examination of the interrelationship between various types of abuse and neglect and its short-term and long-term impact on the lives of children. A review of the latest research on sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, and emotional neglect.

SWK 333 Elder Abuse (3) IDS
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103 or PSY 103H or SOC 103
Crosslisted GST 333. This course will explore the topic of elder abuse from multiple perspectives including the spiritual, psychological, legal, ethical, and health impact of abuse. The global, cultural, social, economic and political factors contributing to elder abuse, victim assistance and methods to prevent abuse will be discussed.

SWK 350 Special Topic Seminars (1-3)
Topics: Advocacy for the Elderly, Legal Aid Services, Special Populations, Women's Issues, etc.

SWK 358 Organizational Administration in Healthcare (3) S
Crosslisted GST 358. This course examines some of the administrative, managerial and human resources issues in the area of social community. Particular emphasis is given to the leadership function of the LTC/agency administrator in the aging and social network.

SWK 370 Addictions (3) IDS
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103 or PSY 103H, SOC 103 and Junior Class Standing
This course will explore the process of dictions. Addiction represents an intemperate relationship with an activity that has adverse biological, social, and psychological consequences for the person engaging in the behaviors. The problem of addictions will be examined from the disciplinary perspectives of medicine, psychology, sociology, social work, and political science.

SWK 375 Social Research I (4)
Prerequisite(s): PSY 103 or PSY 103H, SOC 103, MTH 174 or MTH 175 or MTH 176
Crosslisted SOC 375. An introduction to social research emphasizing ethics and the integration of basic and applied research designs. Observations, surveys and simple experiments are carried out in conjunction with descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.

SWK 377 Eval, Res, Grantsmanship (3)
Crosslisted SOC 377. An application of basic research methods and data collection learned in Social Research I to the evaluation of existing programs in social agencies, and the tasks and skills of grant writing to develop new programs and services. Students learn how to locate grant sources, integrate program evaluation into grant proposals and practice grant writing.

SWK 377S Serv Lrng:Eval,Res,Grants (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SWK 377
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SWK 396 Co-Op:Parallel(PT) (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A work related experience supervised by a faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation of predetermined learning agreement and evaluation of work performance. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis.

SWK 399 Independent Study (1-4)
The student fulfills the objectives of a learning contract under the supervision of a social work faculty member. Any topic which supplements or expands the student's knowledge of social work may be the focus for study. Requires approval of program director and Behavioral Sciences Department chairperson.

SWK 400 Senior Thesis (3)
New Course
Prerequisite(s): SOC/SWK 375, SOC/SWK 377
Independent projects which integrate the theory and research relevant to students' areas of specialization. Thesis projects demonstrate critical thinking skills and growth in students' areas of study.

SWK 405 Behavioral Sciences Capstone (3) CAP
Prerequisite(s): 40 hours Core curriculum completed
A reflective, integrative experience for all majors from the Behavioral Sciences. Fulfills the university capstone requirement. Students will examine their undergraduate learning through reflection, discussion, and examination of a significant problem. Students will produce a paper and a poster presentation in which they will integrate the Baccalaureate Level Learning Outcomes with their majors and their life-long goals for learning and service.

SWK 410 Chemical Dependency Counseling (3)
New Course
This course focuses on theories and fundamentals of addictive illnesses and addictions treatments. Topics will include addiction knowledge, treatment knowledge, professionalism, evaluation, service coordination, documentation, and individual and group counseling. Designed to meet the CDCA Phase I education requirements.

SWK 432 Fieldwork II & Seminar (5) EXP
Prerequisite(s): SWK 330, SWK 375 and senior class standing
Corequisite(s): SWK 329
The student spends two days per week (or 224 hours during the semester) in a social agency under the supervision of an agency field instructor. Students take responsibility for service to clients applying the knowledge and intervention skills learned in the classroom. The seminar assists the student to integrate theory with practice, and guidance in the design and implementation of practice related research.

SWK 496 Co-Op:Alternatng(FT) (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A work related experience supervised by a faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation of predetermined learning agreement and evaluation of work performance. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis.