SOCW 380 - Generalist Practice: Foundations of Practice

As the first of five generalist practice courses, this foundation course provides entry-level theory, knowledge, research, values, and skills for social work practice. Self-awareness, critical thinking, problem-solving, professional relationships, and ethics are explored. This course focuses on the organizing frameworks of social work practice, including (but not limited to) systems theory, the strengths perspective, and the generalist practice model. An ethnocultural perspective with particular focus on Western Kansas urban/rural regions is emphasized. The student will complete fifty (50) hours on nonpaid service in a community agency of the student's choice, with instructor approval. The course culminates with the student application for advancement into the BSW program.

Credit hours: 3

Last updated: 05/23/2022