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Social Work and Human Services

Social Work and Human Services

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Courses

SWHS 110: Introduction to Social Work and Human Services

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course introduces the profession of social work and the field of social welfare through historical and contemporary lenses. It includes an overview of U.S. societal institutions that structure the provision of social services. The course emphasizes current service delivery systems, social welfare policies and procedures, contemporary social problems, and culturally responsive professional skills of social workers and human service workers within social welfare institutions and programs.

SWHS 120A: Social Work and Human Services Seminar

Units: 1
Prerequisites: SWHS 110
Corequisite: SWHS 120B
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in SWHS 120.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course provides students who are participating in a supervised field experience in a community organization, agency, or institution with a weekly class meeting that provides the academic element to the experiential course offering. The course emphasizes the application of concepts gained in the prerequisite or corequisite course to the field experience. It is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop skills that would facilitate gaining employment in the human services field.

SWHS 120B: Social Work and Human Services Fieldwork

Units: 2
Prerequisites: SWHS 110
Corequisite: SWHS 120A
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in SWHS 120.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Laboratory 6 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course offers students a supervised field experience in a community organization, agency, or institution, allowing them to apply knowledge and learn new skills outside of the classroom environment. The course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to observe, practice, and develop skills that would facilitate gaining employment in the human services field.

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