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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 120: Fieldwork/Practicum in Social Work and Human Services

Units: 3
Prerequisites: SWHS 110.
Enrollment Limitation: Concurrent enrollment in SWHS 110 if prerequisite not met.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 6 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course offers students a supervised field experience in a community organization, agency, or institution, allowing students to apply knowledge and learn new skills outside of the classroom environment. A weekly class meeting provides the academic element to this experiential course and reinforces the application of concepts gained in the prerequisite or co-requisite course. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop skills that would facilitate gaining employment in the human services field.

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