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SW 601 Field Practicum

SW 601.  Field Practicum.  5 Credits.     

Students complete 416 clock hours of field practicum during the fall and spring semesters. They are in one continuous field placement for 16 hours per week for 26 weeks. The practicum is a generalist experience covering direct practice and community practice as well as research and policy practice. Typical agency settings for BSW students include community mental health centers, child welfare offices, long term care facilities, and juvenile justice and/or corrections settings. This course is taken for two semesters (fall-spring), with credit given only after completion of the second semester. Concurrent enrollment in SW 600 and SW 610 (fall), SW 612 (spring). Prerequisite: Successful completion of SW 500 level coursework.

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Program The School of Social Welfare provides the education and experience necessary for a career in social work. By helping shape students’ capacity for anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and socially-just practice, the School prepares social workers to carry out the unique purposes of the profession — to develop human potential, to promote individual well-being, and to bring about a more just society. Social work is a major professional discipline in the Social Sciences. The term social welfare denotes organized public or private social services pertaining to human needs:  adequate nutrition and safe housing, health and mental health, education, economic security, social participation, dignity, and civil and political rights for disadvantaged people. The undergraduate program prepares graduates for generalist social work practice. The program defines generalist practice as maintaining focus on practice and advocacy, based on ethical principles, scientific inquiry, and best practices at the interface between systems (i.e., individual, family, groups, organizations, and communities), with particular emphasis on: The strengths inherent in these systems. The need to understand the role of gender, age, race/ethnicity, class, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, and culture in all phases of the social work process. The promotion of human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice for those disenfranchised on the basis of the attributes listed above. The assumption of a critical perspective regarding different ways of knowing. Beginning generalist practice uses multilevel prevention and interventions methods, depending on the needs of the client system, and incorporates a knowledge, value, and skill base that is transferable between and among diverse contexts and locations. The BSW program is offered on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Advising

Minor in Human Sexuality

...and Sexuality Studies, Honors SW 303 Human Sexuality...WGSS 501 and WGSS 601 . No more than...