Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Public Health and Social Work

Contact Info
ChairSecretaryLocationDepartment Phone
Dr. Adelle WilliamsTBA111 Dinger Building724-738-2705

Public Health Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Joseph Robare

Social Work Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Margaret Beall

Public Health Department Web Site URL

Social Work Department Web Site URL

Faculty

Margaret Beall
Assistant Professor
Public Health & Social Work
Ph.D., University of Maryland
M.S.W., California University of PA
M.P.M., Carnegie Mellon University
B.S., Saint Peter's University

Thomas Bechard
Assistant Professor
Public Health & Social Work
D.S.W., Adelphia University
M.S.W., Barry University
B.A., University of Maine
B.A., Hubertus College

Yvonne Eaton-Stull
Associate Professor
Public Health & Social Work
D.S.W., Capella University
M.S., Boston College
B.A., Clarion University

Kimberly Forrest
Professor
Public Health & Social Work
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Slippery Rock University
B.P.N., Medical School of Shanghai

Marcy Leeds
Professor
Public Health & Social Work
Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.S., Case Western Reserve University
R.D., American Dietetic Association
B.S., Montclair State University

Bonnie Marsh
Assistant Professor
Public Health & Social Work
M.S.W., University of Pittsburgh
B.S.W., Penn State University

Tami Micsky
Assistant Professor
Public Health & Social Work
D.S.W., Millersville University
M.S., Case Western Reserve University
B.S., Edinboro University

Brittany Nwachuku
Assistant Professor
Public Health & Social Work
M.S., University of Louisville
B.S., University of Louisville

Joseph Robare
Associate Professor
Public Health & Social Work
D.P.H., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B.S., University of Massachusetts

Maria Torres
Instructor
Public Health & Social Work
Ph.D., Ohio University
M.P.H., University of Minnesota
M.A., Ohio University
B.A., Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

Alexander Ufelle
Assistant Professor
Public Health & Social Work
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.P.H., Western Kentucky University
M.B.B.S., Nnamdi Azikiew University

Christophas Walker
Assistant Professor
Public Health & Social Work
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Adelle Williams
Professor
Public Health & Social Work
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Courses

GERO Courses

GERO 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum. Please contact the department for more information.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

GERO 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

GERO 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

GERO 625 -  Women and Aging  

This course examines the effects of women growing older in a changing society. social, psychological, economic, cultural and political implications will be discussed, including health concerns, changing roles and discrimination. Factors identified will be explored and connected to the role of the gerontological counselor in addressing concerns of aging women.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students with the SPECIAL APPROVAL attribute.

GERO 644 -  Death and Dying  

This course is an introduction to the study of death, dying and bereavement which utilizes a multidisciplinary approach. This course is aimed at sensitizing students tot he subject of dying, death and bereavement, aiding students in adjusting to the death of a significant other, helping students examine their feeling and reactions to death and grieving and introducing students to diverse perspectives.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

GERO 665 -  Seminar in Gerontology  

An interdisciplinary investigation of selected facets of gerontology. Course content is drawn from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences, and will include a consideration of current issues in such areas as mental health, housing, economics, transportation, preventive health programs, long-term care, leisure and work activities.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students with the SPECIAL APPROVAL attribute.

GERO 667 -  Research Seminar in Gerontology  

A study of the sources of information, areas of gerontological investigation, commonly used research approaches, and the procedures utilized in conducting gerontological research and the writing of grant proposals.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

GERO 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

GERO 695 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

GERO 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

GERO 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor. Please contact the department for more information.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

GERO 750 -  Internship  

Individually designed experiential learning intended to provide the student with an opportunity for observation and participation in a wide range of gerontological activities in an approved institution or agency setting.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

GERO 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

GERO 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

GERO 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH Courses

HLTH 503 -  Nutrition for Cardiovascular Health  

Nutrition for Cardiovascular Health: Focuses on the specific nutritional requirements for a healthy cardiovascular system. Will address healthy individuals as well as those with a history of heart disease.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

HLTH 505 -  Seminar in Nutrition  

Focuses on current issues in nutritional care, covering public health and budgetary concerns, as well as ethical and moral issues. Emphasizes specific applications of nutrition within the community as well as in clinical settings.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

HLTH 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HLTH 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HLTH 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 602 -  Contemporary Health Problems  

A critical analysis of the health problems facing modern persons and the effect these problems have on them, both as individuals and as members of the community. Local, state, and national initiatives to intervene in these problem areas are analyzed and evaluated.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HLTH 603 -  Teaching & Assessment for Health Literacy  

Provides knowledge of current trends and procedures in health curriculum development. Focuses on materials, resources, and presentation skills.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HLTH 604 -  Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health and Wellness  

This course covers the behavioral, social and cultural aspects of health and disease. students learn how behavioral and social theories are relevant to health promotion, wellness and disease prevention efforts in public health.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 605 -  Health Services Administration  

This course provides a framework for developing and analyzing a range of health policy issues.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Winter Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 606 -  Principles of Epidemiology  

This course will prepare students to analyze and evaluate epidemiological study designs that are used to study disease and injury in human populations and the application of epidemiologic concepts to control health problems.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 607 -  Designing and Conducting Health Surveys  

This course provides instruction on how to design health survey questionnaires and how to conduct survey studies.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 608 -  Planning and Implementation of Public Health Strategies  

This course provides students with core skills in public health and wellness program planning, development and implementation.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 609 -  Practicum in Public Health  

The practicum provides students with a supervised, 120 hour experience in public health settings. The practicum enables students to participate in practices relevant to their area of specialization, integrating coursework and applying public health concepts and methods.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 610 -  Occupational and Environmental Health Science  

This course explores the assessment of environmental exposures among populations, the recognition of risk among disparate populations and the practical application of local, state and federal public health law in controlling environmental exposures for the protection of the population's health.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 611 -  Infectious and Chronic Disease  

This course provides an overview of the major chronic and infectious diseases with emphasis on disease syndromes and prevention. This course will aid the students' understanding of how diseases manifest and best practices and strategies for prevention.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 616 -  Health and Wellness Coaching  

This course will provide students opportunities to plan realistic worksite health promotion programs and engage individuals in motivational interviewing and wellness coaching.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 617 -  Health Marketing and Communication  

Health marketing and communication is essential for garnering interest and participation in public health and wellness initiatives. Effective marketing and communication is also imperative for sustaining and expanding wellness programming. This course addresses services marketing and marketing management in public health and wellness.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 618 -  Program Evaluation  

This course provides students with opportunities to examine quantitative and qualitative ways to evaluate program effectiveness as well as avenues for improving program quality.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 619 -  Chronic and Infectious Disease Epidemiology  

This course provides an overview of the epidemiologic aspects and prevention for major chronic and infectious diseases.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 620 -  Secondary Analysis of Epidemiological Data  

This course provides students with the ability to identify, manage, analyze and communicate public health secondary data.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 621 -  Evaluation & Survey of Health Problems  

Studies survey methodology and related statistical techniques. Applies methods of survey and evaluation through student participation in the design, execution, analysis and evaluation of health programs. The course will also include skill development for selected techniques of both quantitative and qualitative evaluation formats.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HLTH 622 -  Seminar in Epidemiology  

This course provides students with the necessary skill set to complete the foundational preparation for evidence based public health practice.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 623 -  Foundations of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology  

This course provides learners with knowledge of environmental contaminants, their action on the body and the foundations for regulatory exposure limits and how those limits are achieved.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 624 -  Nutrition and Exercise  

Focuses on the specific nutritional requirements for physical conditioning of persons involved in active lifestyles; emphasizes the teaching of proper nutrition for active persons; offers hands-on experience.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HLTH 625 -  Occupational and Environmental Health Management and Leadership  

Based in the concept of task teams and management of task teams, this course provides managerial level background in program development rules and policies development, education and training, inspections and audits and dealing with accidents and environmental releases and errors.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 626 -  Assessment and Communication of Occupational and Environmental Health Risk  

This course provides students opportunities to examine the environmental health needs of specific communities and workplaces. Students learn how risks are assigned to environmental insults and how those risks must be clearly identified and communicated to constituents and used for mitigative action.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 627 -  Public Health Culminating Experience  

The Public Health Culminating Experience course provides students with the opportunity to design and develop an integrative professional electronic portfolio. Developing an electronic portfolio is a learning process, a way to deepen one's understanding of critical public health concepts, to put one's coursework and field experience into perspective, to demonstrate the knowledge and skills one has obtained, and to assess one's own mastery of the core competencies in one's chosen concentration and field.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 628 -  Biostatistics for Public Health  

This course will cover statistical methods such as descriptive statistics, probability, Central Limit theorem, probability distributions, statistical inference, hypothesis testing and Linear regression. these topics will be taught using health/public health/epidemiology, examples as well as applications to business, engineering and finance. Projects will be tailored to individual students' specialty area such as health promotion, epidemiology, biostatistics, administration, marketing, etc.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 629 -  Epidemiology in Crisis Management  

This course provides students with an examination of man-made and technological disasters, the various public health related crises which emanate from these disasters and the interaction of public health professionals and other responding agencies in the mitigation of these crises. Disasters are also dissected in terms of response through NIMS, a federal framework for disaster response. The course also explores the determination of risk, in terms of disasters and the communication of risk to various populations.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 630 -  Environmental and Occupational Exposure Monitoring Analysis Control  

This course provides students with a practical look at exposure monitoring and area sampling, and the purposes and uses for these types of sampling. The course also examines the chemistry behind these types of examinations and the application of results from monitoring. This course approaches the subject from a managerial and practitioner perspective, going beyond traditional undergraduate learning in environmental sampling or industrial hygiene, though these subjects may be used as a foundation.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 631 -  Foundations of Public Health  

This course presents the overarching framework, principles and core responsibilities of public health practice and introduces students to various elements of the public health system.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 650 -  Practicum in Applied Health Science  

The course provides the student with the opportunity to complete a supervised field experience in a school or community health agency. The student will be able to practice and further develop the competencies that have been developed in the classroom. Faculty members and students enrolled in the course will meet periodically for a seminar

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HLTH 665 -  Nutrition for the Older Adult  

Focuses on physiological and sociological nutritional needs of an aging population. Includes a field experience.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HLTH 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HLTH 695 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HLTH 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor. Please contact the department for more information.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

HLTH 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

HLTH 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

HLTH 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOWK Courses

SOWK 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

SOWK 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOWK 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOWK 600 -  Human Behavior & the Social Environment  

Human Behavior and the Social Environment. This course will provide students with an introduction to the theories and knowledge of human bio-psycho-social development including theories and knowledge about the range of social systems impacting individuals, families, groups, organizations, agencies, and communities.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science or Master of Social Work degrees.

SOWK 601 -  Foundations of Social Work  

This course will provide students with foundational knowledge of social work. Students will gain critical information about the values and ethics associated with this profession as well as an understanding of the expected competencies.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 605 -  Social Welfare System  

This online asynchronous course introduces the history, philosophy, development and current perspectives of social welfare and the social work profession. Study of the emergence of the profession of social work and the way it has and is currently responding to social problems. The course introduces public policy development and social welfare policies. This course traces the history of social welfare and within it, the evolving role of social work and social welfare. An analytic approach is used to highlight the forces that facilitate or inhibit changes in social policies.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 610 -  Macro Social Work  

Macro Social Work Practice introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and competencies for practice in communities, organizations and large social systems. This is a required course for student entering the MSW program without advanced standing.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 615 -  Clinical Social Work & the DSM  

Clinical Social Work and the DSM. This course will provide students with an introduction to the specialized practice of clinical social work. Emphasis on assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness will prepare students to enter clinical practice.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 620 -  Human Rights, Social Justice & Policy  

The course applies a rights-based approach to policy practice and will provide the theoretical and experiential human behavior and social environment knowledge base related to difference, dominance (oppression and privilege), social justice, and liberation. Students will learn a practice framework that integrates a human rights perspective promoting the dignity, respect, and well­being of all persons with a social justice perspective which seeks to understand, challenge, and combat oppression, unequal access to resources, and social inequities. This course aims to help students apply specific advocacy skills, addressing policy issues in community, organization, and legislative settings. Using human rights principles, students will learn how to use specific policy analysis frameworks to plan for and develop advocacy strategies that facilitate social change.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 630 -  Clinical Practice With Children & Families  

Clinical Practice with Children and Families. Evidence-based Social Work clinical practice including the problems and DSM disorders of Children, Couples, and Families, using assessment instruments, implemented interventions, and evaluated programs of treatment; i.e., Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents, Conduct Disorder and ADHD in Children and Adolescents, Distressed Couples, Child Abuse and Neglect, Eating Disorders, and Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 635 -  Clinical Practice With Adults  

Clinical Practice with Adults. Evidence-based Social Work practice including the DSM assessment, intervention, and evaluation of the adult disorders of schizophrenia spectrum disorders, depressive and bipolar disorders, substance use disorders, panic disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, antisocial and borderline personality disorders.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 650 -  Field Education I  

This foundational internship will place students in human service agencies. lt is designed to help students learn and implement social work skills with clients in need.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science degree.
Enrollment limited to students with department of Public Health & Social Work.

SOWK 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

SOWK 695 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOWK 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOWK 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOWK 705 -  Research Methods in Social Work  

This course is designed for students to become competent in understanding research for professional social work practice. Students are introduced to the systematic approach to research including: research terminology, the scientific method, research ethics and the social work value base, problem formulation and conceptualization, measurement, research designs, sampling, quantitative and qualitative approaches, program evaluation and data collection.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 710 -  Qualitative Research  

The course is designed to provide substantive methodological content for various phases of the qualitative research process accompanied by experiential learning opportunities. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to select and implement qualitative research designs that are appropriate and adequate for answering contemporary social work practice and social welfare policy research questions.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 730 -  Practice Skills Following Crises  

This course will provide students with the ability to effectively intervene and resolve crisis situations in social work practice. Students will apply crisis intervention models to various simulated crises.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 731 -  Practice Skills in Forensic Social Work  

This course will provide graduate students with social work knowledge and skills required for working with clients involved in various aspects of the legal system. Students will be introduced to practice skills in areas including child welfare, juvenile justice, corrections, addiction, and diversion including treatment with both victims of crime and perpetrators.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 732 -  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This course will provide students with an in­depth look at post-traumatic stress disorder, the etiology, symptomology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment interventions. Students will also explore the impact and challenges for families.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 733 -  Disaster Management  

This course will provide students with an understanding of the roles of disaster managers. Students will apply this knowledge to all phases of disaster management.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 734 -  Trauma-Informed Care  

This course will provide students with an understanding of trauma-informed care and how to apply these concepts in their social work practice and effectively assist those impacted by trauma.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 735 -  Military Culture  

In this course students will learn about the uniqueness of military culture which is a dominant influence in the lives of military personnel and their families. This culture is highly structured and regulated by rules and traditions. Different military contexts (i.e., active duty, guard/reserve, veteran) and all branches of service are explored. Ethical issues are considered. Students completing this course will have an in-depth understanding of individuals and military families.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 736 -  Social Work With Families Impacted By Trauma  

This course explores the impact of violence/crime, natural disasters, combat, and other trauma causing events on families. The changing relationship dynamics between adult partners and children and parents from initial events through recovery is given special emphasis. The course content includes an overview of the multiple consequences of trauma from a bio-psycho-social perspective, including resiliency and traumatic growth. Students will be introduced to evidence based interventions.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 737 -  Behavioral Health Services in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice  

Students will learn to identify adverse childhood experiences and assess the impact of these experiences on children and adolescents' emotional and behavioral functioning. Students will acquire the ability to identify risks for recurring adverse experiences in the child welfare and the juvenile justice systems. Evidenced-based practices and pathways to recovery will be learned. Students will learn how to identify opportunities for collaboration between systems, understand the barriers to collaboration, develop skills to overcome barriers and maintain collaborative relationships. The course will discuss current evidenced based and promising behavioral health practice approaches currently being use in child welfare and juvenile justice settings.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 738 -  Intervention for Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence  

This course will focus on social forces, prevalence, dynamics, types, effects, assessment and interventions specific to trauma in interpersonal violence. Students will learn about individual and group intervention strategies specific to trauma and violence, including evidence-based models, crisis intervention, and cognitive-behavioral models.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 739 -  Forensic Social Work in Corrections  

Students will gain and demonstrate knowledge and skills to effectively assist those involved in the criminal justice system. This course applies social work processes to clients in correctional settings. Students will learn how to assess and treat various issues common to those who are incarcerated, such as needs of female offenders, substance abuse, mental health, personality disorders and sex offenses.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 740 -  Animal-Assisted Social Work  

Animal-Assisted Social Work Practice. This course will provide students with a foundation of animal-assisted social work practice. Integration of therapy animals into all aspects of practice will be discussed, to include assessment, intervention, evaluation as well as individual, group, family, and community levels of practice.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science degree.
Enrollment limited to students with department of Public Health & Social Work.

SOWK 742 -  Animal-Assisted Social Work  

This course will provide students with practice skills to implement AASW with children and adolescents. Individual and group intervention applicable to various clinical issues and settings will be explored as wel1 as special considerations when working with this population.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 743 -  Animal-Assisted Social Work With Seniors  

This course will provide students with practice skills to implement AASW with the aging population. Individual and group intervention applicable to various clinical issues and settings will be explored as wel1 as special considerations when working with this population.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 744 -  Animal-Assisted Crisis Response  

This course will provide students with an understanding of animal,assisted crisis response and how to provide this special intervention to those impacted by crises and disasters.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work or Social Work-Advanced Standing.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 750 -  Field Education II  

This advanced internship experience will provide students with direct client intervention experience in a human service agency.

Prerequisite: SOWK 650C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Social Work.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Social Work degree.

SOWK 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

SOWK 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SOWK 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.