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2015-2016 General Catalog 
    
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Social Work

  
  • SOW 5125 Psychopathology


  
  • SOW 5235 Social Welfare Policies And Programs I (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To Graduate School Or The Permission Of The Instructor. The Course Introduces Students To The Historical Development Of Social Welfare Policies And Programs. The Course Also Examines The Historical Development, Mission, Values, And Ethics Of The Social Work Profession In Addressing Social Problems. Offered Only In The Fall Semester.

  
  • SOW 5236 Social Welfare Policies And Programs II (3)


    Prerequisite: SOW 5235  Or The Permission Of The Instructor. This Course Provides Content On Social Welfare Policy Formulation, Frameworks For Policy Analysis, And The Current Status And Accessibility Of Social Welfare Programs And Its Impact On Historically Oppressed Populations. Examines The Intended And Unintended Consequences Of Public And Organizational Policies On Such Major Social Problems Of Poverty, Racism, And Gender Inequality. Offered Only In The Spring Semester.

  
  • SOW 5238 Clin Prac With Indiv


  
  • SOW 5241 Adv Soc Wel Pol & Pr


  
  • SOW 5308 Social Work Practice


  
  • SOW 5324 Social Work Pract II


  
  • SOW 5334 Theories Of Communities And Organizations (3)


    Prerequisite: Successful Completion Of All Foundation Year Coursework Or The Consent Of The Instructor. Examination Of Advanced Theories Of Community And Organizational Development, Including The Analysis Of Community And Organizational Functioning, Its Capacity To Change, Its Bases Of Power, The Enhancement Of Community And Organizational Effectiveness, And The Building Of Organized Efforts Aimed At Bringing About Social And Economic Justice. Offered Only In The Fall Semester.

  
  • SOW 5335 Empowerment (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The Msw Program Or Consent Of Instructor. Theory, Methods And Skills Necessary For Building Collaborative Alliances With Consumer/community Systems In Order To Increase Access To, And Control Of, Needed Individual, Family, Group, Community And Organizational Resources. Emancipatory Interventions And Multicultural Practice Methods At The Micro, Mezzo And Macro Levels Are Emphasized.

  
  • SOW 5336 Rural Social Work (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The Msw Program Or Consent Of Instructor. An Overview Of Theory And Practice Issues Related To Disadvantaged Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, And Communities In Rural Settings. Particular Attention Is Given To Addressing The Needs Of Vulnerable Populations Living In Small And Rural Areas.

  
  • SOW 5341 Social Work Practice I (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The Msw Program And Completion Of, Or Concurrent Enrollment In, SOW 5106 . Focuses On Social Work Practice With Individuals And Families. Emphasis Is Placed On Generalist Practice Models Of Intervention, Including Case Management, Advocacy, Brokering, Brief Counseling, Education, Solution-focused Issue Management, And Crisis/trauma Management Within A Diverse And Multicultural Society. Issues Of Social Justice, Social Policy, Ethical Responsibilities, Assessment And Evaluation Are Integrated Into Practice Models. Offered Only In The Fall Semester.

  
  • SOW 5343 Social Work Practice II (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The Msw Program, SOW 5341 , And Completion Or Concurrent Enrollment In Sow 5107. Fundamentals Of Macro Social Work Practice Aimed At Eliminating Barriers To Enhanced Social Functioning. Examines Principles, Theories, And Skills Of Social Work Practice In Groups, Communities, Organizations And Large Systems. Principles Of Social Planning, Community Development, And Social Action Are Incorporated. Offered Only In Spring.

  
  • SOW 5344 Community Development In Social Work Practice (3)


    Prerequisite: Successful Completion Of All Foundation Year Coursework, Admission Into The Msw Program, And Completion Of, Or Concurrent Enrollment In, SOW 5334 . Focus On The Utilization Of Community Strengths In Rebuilding At-risk Urban And Rural Neighborhoods And Communities. Students Learn How To Combine And Mobilize Community Strengths In Building Stronger, More Self-reliant And Economically Powerful Communities. The Course Also Focuses On How To Incorporate Public And Private Sectors In Social And Economic Community Development Strategies In Urban And Rural Areas. Offered Only In The Fall.

  
  • SOW 5349 Case Management (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The Msw Program Or Consent Of Instructor. Provides Knowledge Regarding The Historical Development, Processes And Models For Case Management In The Social Services. Examines The Comprehensive Enhancement Practice Model Of Case Management, Establishment Of Case Management Programs In Social Service Systems, And Methods For Evaluation Of Case Management Program Designs.

  
  • SOW 5367 Crisis Invtervention


    This Course Introduces Students To The Theoretical Foundations And Practice Models Of Crisis Intervention And Other Forms Of Brief Treatment.

  
  • SOW 5372 Supervision, Staff Development And Consultation (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The Msw Program Or Consent Of Instructor. Emphasis On The Supervisory, Consultation And Staff Development Theories And Skills Necessary To Nurture Staff So They Can Function Creatively, Productively, Independently And Effectively. Comparative Study Of Supervisory Techniques With Professionals, Paraprofessionals And Volunteers Is Undertaken.

  
  • SOW 5386 Program Design And Development (3)


    Prerequisite: Successful Completion Of All Foundation Year Coursework, Admission To The Msw Program, And Completion Of, Or Concurrent Enrollment In, SOW 5334 . Examines Program Design And Development Of Social Service Agencies And Organizations. The Course Addresses The Components Of Designing An Effective Program In A Human Service Organization, Conducting A Needs Assessment, Planning, Designing And Tracking The Intervention, And Calculating The Costs And Values Of The Intervention. Offered Only In The Fall Semester.

  
  • SOW 5387 Resource Development And Management (3)


    Prerequisite: Successful Completion Of All Foundation Year Coursework, Admission To The Msw Program, And Completion Of, Or Concurrent Enrollment In, SOW 5334 . Application Of Theories Related To Writing And Procuring Grants, Managing Fiscal Resources, Budget Evaluation, And Fund-raising Methods. Particular Attention Is Given To Developing And Applying Resources To Underserved Urban And Rural Populations, Particularly Women, People Of Color And Other Historically Oppressed Groups, In An Empowering Manner. Offered Only In The Spring Semester.

  
  • SOW 5402 Social Work Research


  
  • SOW 5404 Social Work Research I (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To Graduate School Or Consent Of The Instructor. This Course Focuses On The Basic Concepts And Methods Of Scientific Inquiry As Utilized In Building Knowledge For Social Work Practice. The Course Is Intended To Reinforce The Objectives Of The Foundation Curriculum By Preparing Students To Follow The Beginning Steps Of The Generalist Research Process, Including The Development Of A Research Question, Conducting An Exhaustive Literature Review, Defining Variables And Their Inter-relatedness, Problem Formulation, And Report Writing. Offered Only In The Fall Semester.

  
  • SOW 5405 Social Work Research II (3)


    Prerequisite: SOW 5404 . This Course Focuses On Introducing The Student To Statistics Commonly Used By Social Workers In Their Practice, Analyzing How Statistical Procedures Can Be Used For Decisions That Are Directly Relevant To Effective Social Work Practice, Policy, And Research. Offered Only In Spring.

  
  • SOW 5433 Program Evaluation (3)


    Prerequisite: Successful Completion Of All Foundation Year Coursework Or Consent Of The Instructor. Provides Students With The Knowledge, Values And Skills Required To Measure And Monitor The Outcomes Of Social Service Programs And Organizations. Students Learn How To Generate Reports That Can Be Effectively Used By Administrators And Funding Sources To Determine The Program’s Efficiency And Effectiveness, As Well As Ways To Enhance Its Performance. Offered Only In The Fall Semester.

  
  • SOW 5530 Field Practicum Elective I


    A One-credit Practicum Elective In Which The Msw Student Is Given The Opportunity To Extend, Advance, And Concentrate Learning Beyond The Tasks Required In The Msw Field Sequence. Requires 75 Clock Hours Of Field Work In An Approved Msw-supervised Social Work Setting.

  
  • SOW 5532 Found Yr Blk Place & Seminar


    A Combination Of Two Master’s Level Field Practicum Courses And Integrative Seminars That Provide Students With The Opportunity To Apply And Integrate Knowledge And Skills Gained.

  
  • SOW 5534 Field Practicum I (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The Msw Program, Successful Completion Of Or Concurrent Enrollment In First Year Foundation Coursework, And Written Consent Of The Msw Field Coordinator. Msw-supervised Field Experience In An Approved Social Work Setting At The Foundation-year Level. The Field Practicum Must Be Taken Concurrently With Field Seminar I 225 Clock Hours.

  
  • SOW 5535 Field Practicum II (3)


    Prerequisite: SOW 5534   And The Written Consent Of The Msw Field Coordinator. Continuation Of The Foundation-year Msw-supervised Field Experience In An Approved Social Work Setting. The Field Practicum Must Be Taken Concurrently With Field Seminar II 225 Clock Hours.

  
  • SOW 5538 Field Practicum & Seminar III (3)


    Students Are Placed In Approved Msw-supervised Placement Where They Are Engaged In A Wide Range Of Community Development And Administrative Tasks Where Their Advanced Knowledge, Values And Skills May Be Applied 225 Clock Hours.

  
  • SOW 5539 Field Practicum IV (3)


    Prerequisite: SOW 5538  And Sow SOW 5547 , Completion Of, Or Concurrent Enrollment In, SOW 5433 , And Written Consent Of The Msw Field Coordinator. Students Continue With Their Advanced Msw-supervised Placement Where They Engage In Community Development And Administration Tasks 225 Clock Hours.

  
  • SOW 5541 Field Practicum Elective II (2)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The Msw Program And Written Consent Of The Msw Field Coordinator. A Two-credit Practicum Elective In Which The Msw Student Is Given The Opportunity To Extend, Advance, And Concentrate Learning Beyond The Tasks Required In The Msw Field Sequence. Requires 150 Clock Hours Of Field Work In An Approved Msw-supervised Social Work Setting.

  
  • SOW 5542 Field Practicum Elective III (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The Msw Program And Written Consent Of The Msw Field Coordinator. A Three-credit Practicum Elective In Which The Msw Student Is Given The Opportunity To Extend, Advance, And Concentrate Learning Beyond The Tasks Required In The Msw Field Sequence. Requires 225 Clock Hours Of Field Work In An Approved Msw-supervised Social Work Setting.

  
  • SOW 5545 Field Seminar I (1)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The MSW Program,successful Completion Of, Or Concurrent Enrollment In, First Focus On Integrating Knowledge, Values, And Skills In Relation To The Field Experience.

  
  • SOW 5546 Field Seminar II (1)


    Prerequisite: Year Foundation Coursework And Field Practicum I, And Written Consent Of The Msw Field Coordinator. Focus On Integrating Knowledge, Values And Skills In Relation To Field Experience.

  
  • SOW 5547 Field Seminar III (1)


    Prerequisite: Of, Or Concurrent Enrollment In, First Year Foundation Coursework And Integration Of Advanced Knowledge And Skills Applied In The Field Placement.

  
  • SOW 5548 Field Seminar IV


    Prerequisite: Field Practicum II, And Written Consent Of The Msw Field Coordinator. This Field Seminar, Taken Concurrently With Field Practicum IV, Focuses On Integrated Knowledge, Values, And Skills In Relation To Field Experience, Emphasizing The Acquistion And Development Of Advanced Grant-writing And Policy Development Skills. The Course Focuses On The Integreation Of Advanced Knowledge And Skills Applied In The Field Placement

  
  • SOW 5550 Con Year Field Blk Placement


    Prerequisite: And Written Consent Of The Msw Field Coordinator. A Combination Of Two Advanced Master’s Level Field Practicum Courses And Integrative Seminars. Students Gain Specialized Knowledge About Sw Practice In Administration And Community Development

  
  • SOW 5611 Family Counseling


  
  • SOW 5623 Soc Wrk Black Commun


  
  • SOW 5625 Women, Power, And Change (3)


    Prerequisite: Admission To The Msw Program Or Consent Of Instructor. Designed To Provide Students With Knowledge And Understanding Of Women’s Issues In Relation To Changing Roles, Sexism, Racism, And Empowerment At The Individual, Family, Group, Community, And Organizational Levels.

  
  • SOW 5626 Religion & Spirit Sw


  
  • SOW 5629 Dynamics Of Oppressi


  
  • SOW 5688 Living With Aids


  
  • SOW 5712 Chemical Dependency


  
  • SOW 5906 Directed Indiv Study


  
  • SOW 5932 Spec Topics Soc Wrk


  
  • SOW 6428 The Professional Paper (1 - 6)


    Prerequisite: Written Consent Of A Sponsoring Faculty Member And The Approval Of The Msw Program Director. A Research Paper Involving The Systematic Investigation And Critical Analysis Of A Social Work Or Social Welfare-related Issue. Requires A Carefully Laid Out Contract Between The Students And The Sponsoring Faculty Member Showing What Specific Topic Is To Be Systematically Investigated, The Framework For Analyzing The Topic, The Format For The Research Paper, And A Timetable For Completion Of The Investigation, Analysis And Paper.

  
  • SOW 6495 Systematic Reviews


    This Course Familiarizes The Student With The Philosophy And Methodology Of Designing And Conducting Systematic Reviews Of Research Relevant To Social Work. Topics Include The Selection And Review Of Published Research Articles, Methodological Issues Unique To Particular Problems And Diverse Populations, And The Synthesis Of Literature In Students’ Areas Of Specialization

  
  • SOW 6496 Qual Research Method



Sociology

  
  • SYA 3010 Sociological Theory (3)


    Historical Overview Of The Development Of Sociological Thought, With Emphasis On Contemporary Application.

  
  • SYA 3131 Social Behavior


  
  • SYA 3300 RESEARCH METHODS (3)


    Applications Of The Scientific Method To The Collection And Presentation Of Data. Computer Work Required.

  
  • SYA 3400 SOCIAL STATISTICS (3)


    Prerequisite: SYA 3300 . Statistical Applications To The Analysis Of Data. The Problems Of Design, Development, Implementation And Reporting Of Data For Research Projects Are Examined.

  
  • SYA 3931 Honors Seminar I (3)


    Restricted To Undergraduate Honor Students. Survey Of Historic And Contemporary Sociological Issues.

  
  • SYA 3932 Honors Seminar II (3)


    Restricted To Undergraduate Honor Students. Survey Of Historic And Contemporary Sociological Issues.

  
  • SYA 4010 Soclgy Thry


  
  • SYA 4101 Social Behavior


    Within The Context Of Three Paradigms Of Human Behavior, Selected Theories Illustrative Of Each Paradigm Are Discussed.

  
  • SYA 4400 Social Behavior (3)


  
  • SYA 4654 Program Evaluation (3)


    Undergraduate Course In Research And Statistics. Policies And Procedures For The Evaluation Of Public And Private Programs Of Education, Social Welfare, And Government Are Examined.

  
  • SYA 4905 Directed Individual Study (1-6)


    Individualized Study And Research Under Faculty Supervision.

  
  • SYA 4930 Seminar In Sociology (3)


    Comprehensive Examination Of Sociological Concepts And Methods For The Analysis Of Group Interaction. Emphasis On Independent Study And Communication Skills.

  
  • SYA 4942 Internship In Sociology (1-12)


    Designed To Provide Student Opportunity To Apply Pure Research And Theory-based Knowledge Acquired Within An Academic Setting To An Applied Issue- Or Problem-oriented Setting.

  
  • SYA 5136 Theories Of Social Behavior (3)


    Interdisciplinary, Critical Analysis Of Selected Major Theories Of Human Social Behavior.

  
  • SYA 5659 Program Evaluation (3)


    Prerequisite: Graduate Course In Research And Statistics. Policies And Procedures For The Evaluation Of Public And Private Programs In Education, Social Welfare, And Government.

  
  • SYA 5971 Thesis (6)


    Graduate Students In Sociology Who Elect To Write A Thesis For The Masters Of Applied Social Sciences Degree Should Enroll While Completing Their Project.

  
  • SYA 6942 Internship (1-6)


    Supervised Field Work In Sociology With Faculty Or Placement In An Appropriate Agency.

  
  • SYD 3020 Population And Society


  
  • SYD 3410 Urban Sociology (3)


    Historical And Contemporary Urbanization Patterns, Processes Of Urban Change, The Impact Of Urbanization Upon Social Interaction And Personal Adjustment, And The Future Of The City.

  
  • SYD 3440 Rural Sociology (3)


    This Course Provides The Student With An Overview Of Social Life In Rural Communities. It Emphasizes The Adjustment Of Rural Communities To Social, Technological, And Demographic Change. With The Growing Importance Of Large Agri-businesses And The Declining Influence Of Small Farmers, The Future Of Traditional Patters Rural Life In The Contemporary United States Is Also Considered.

  
  • SYD 3600 Community Structure And Analysis (3)


    This Course Explores The Tremendous Changes In American Communities As They Have Responded To Increasing Industrialization, An Expanding Service Industry, And Rapid Technological Changes. Models For Analysis Of Community Structure And Guidelines For Analyzing Social Institution In Communities Will Be Examined.

  
  • SYD 3700 Intergroup Relations In America (3)


    Sociological Appraisal Of Problems In Intergroup Relations In Contemporary American.

  
  • SYD 3770 Race And Culture (3)


    Assessment Of The Impact Of Race And Culture On Social Relationships. Conceptual Perspectives, Experimental Data And Field Studies Will Be Discussed.

  
  • SYD 4020 Population Problems (3)


    Study Of International And National Population Changes And Resulting Problems. Possible Solutions To Such Problems Are Examined.

  
  • SYD 4603 Strategies Of Community Development (3)


    The Changing Nature Of American Communities Requires The Mastery Of Techniques To Better Understand And Manage Community Change.

  
  • SYD 4730 Sociology Of The Black Experience (3)


    Sociological Analysis Of The Afro-american Experience From The 17th Century To The Present.

  
  • SYD 5255 Sociology Of Education (3)


    An Examination Of The Theories And Research That Is Ongoing In The Field Of Education. The Course Examines The Educational System; The Impact Of Social Factors Like Stratification, Inequality, Sex, Race, And Social Movements; The Organization Of Schools; The Hidden Curriculum, Higher Education; And Systems Of Education Globally.

  
  • SYD 5325 Applied Sociology (3)


    Policy Study And Research In Sociology, Characteristics Of And Relationship Between Policy (applied) Research And Basic Research, And Contributions Toward Social Problem Reduction.

  
  • SYD 5608 Strategies For Community Development (3)


    Theory, Principles, And Techniques Of Major Contemporary Strategies Of Community Development. Comparison Of Merits And Limitations Of Each Strategy For Work In Rural And Urban Communities. Applications Of Knowledge Through Simulation Exercises.

  
  • SYD 5609 Program Planning For Developmental Work (3)


    Prerequisite: SYD 5608 . Developmental Planning As A Framework For Project Administration. Theory, Principles, And Techniques Of Major Models Of Program Planning. Practical Exercises For Developing Programs For Projects Of Varying Complexity.

  
  • SYD 5705 Seminar In Race And Ethnic Relations (3)


    An Extensive Examination Of Current Problems And Issues In Race And Ethnic Relations In The United States With Emphasis On The Use Of Current Research Literature And Theories To Find Solutions.

  
  • SYG ELECT Social Science And History


    This Is A Course Derived From Appropriate Test Scores (i.e. Clep) Approved By The Articulation Coordinating Committee Credit-by-exam Equivalents

  
  • SYG 1000 Intro Sociology


  
  • SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology (3)


    Sociological concepts and theoretical perspectives; methods of research; substantive areas in sociology; social institutions; social change and disorganization, urban ecology, demography, and social stratification.

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Social Science
  
  • SYG 2000E Introduction To Sociology (3)


    Sociological Concepts And Theoretical Perspectives; Methods Of Research; Substantive Areas In Sociology; Social Institutions; Social Change And Disorganization, Urban Ecology, Demography, And Social Stratification

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Social Science
  
  • SYG 2010 Social Problems


  
  • SYG 2412 Modern Marriage


  
  • SYG 2420 Family Systems Amer


  
  • SYG 2430 Marriage And Famil


  
  • SYG 4905 Dir Indiv Study


  
  • SYG 4942 Intern In Sociology


  
  • SYO 3100 Family Prob/soc Ch


  
  • SYO 3102 Family In America (3)


    Using Several Sociological Paradigms, An Examination Of Family Organization In The American Society Is Investigated. Analysis Of Contemporary Social Change And Its Influence On Family Life Is Examined.

  
  • SYO 3110 Men, Women & Social Change (3)


    Developmental Approach To Structure And Function Of Marriage And Family. Current Issues And Controversies Related To Men, Women And Relationships Are Examined.

  
  • SYO 3400 Medical Sociology (3)


    Stresses Social Factors In Health Behavior And Interdisciplinary Collaboration Between Medical And Social Sciences. Examines Health Professions And Professionals, Role Relationship Within The Therapeutic Encounter, Social Structure Of The Hospital And Related Health Facilities, And Current Research Challenges.

  
  • SYO 3460 Sociology Of Mass Media


    Examines The Function, History And Role Of Mass Mediafrom A Sociological Perspective, Computer Work Required

  
  • SYO 3530 Social Stratification (3)


    Development And Characteristics Of Status Grouping Patterns Of Interaction Within And Between Social Classes And The Implications Of Stratification For Human Group Behavior.

  
  • SYO 4103 Parenting In America (3)


    Course Will (1) Contrast Historical And Contemporary Parenting Ideologies And Practices, (2) Examine Four Major Theoretical Orientations Toward Child Behavior, (3) Compare Parenting Techniques; And (4) Explore Parenting Practices Within Alternate Family Structures Such As Single-parent And Reconstituted Families.

  
  • SYO 4160 American Minority Family Systems (3)


    Sociological Analysis Of Structural And Cultural Variations Among American Minorities And Their Family Systems. Comparisons And Contrasts Are Drawn.

  
  • SYO 4250 Sociology Of Education (3)


    Institutional Approach To Study Of Education Systems And Current Problems And Practices.

  
  • SYO 4360 Sociology Of Mass Media


    Examines The Function, History And Role Of Mass Mediafrom A Sociological Perpspectve, Computer Work Required

  
  • SYO 4374 Gender And Work


  
  • SYO 4402 Medical Sociology


 

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