Courses in Social Work

Introduction to Social Work

SOWK 100     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course provides students with an introduction to the profession of social work using a generalist model to practice in a diverse society. Students will learn about the history of the profession, values and ethics, roles and tasks, and theories required for social work practice along with various fields of practice. Students will experience group work learning to develop critical thinking skills and professional communication. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0090 with a grade of C [2.0] or higher AND a score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C [2.0] or higher) (MnTC Goal Areas: None)

Social Welfare Services

SOWK 105     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will discuss the history of social welfare as an institution. Various social problems will be examined and discussed in terms of at-risk populations, societal norms and values, and how policy is developed to address these problems. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100) (MNTC 5, 7: History/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Diversity)

Community Social Service Projects

SOWK 110     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a group-based, experiential learning course that will help students learn problem solving and critical thinking skills to help a target population. Students will learn how to work with action and target groups to assess a social issue, then research, design, implement, and evaluate a community social service project to help address a need that arose from that social issue. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher AND a score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of ENGL 0080 and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 5, 7: History/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Diversity)

Social Welfare Services

SOWK 115     4.00 Credits
This course will discuss the history of social welfare as an institution. Various social problems will be examined and discussed in terms of at-risk populations, societal norms and values, and how policy is developed to address these problems. (Prerequisite: ENGL 100) (MnTC Goal Areas: 5, 7)