Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SOW7775
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Comments: contact changed from William Rowe to Robin Ersing (2/15/11). GS rec 9/29; to GC; need cat copy; to GC 11/3/11. GC approved 11/14/11, to USF Syst 11/28/11, to SCNS 12/6/11. Apprd. eff 1/1/12 as 7775 (Sub 7932). Posted in banner
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2165 2007-12-04 Department College Budget Account Number Social Work BC 126100 Contact Person Phone Dr. Robin Ersing 8139746572 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title SOW 7775 Critical Issues in Social Work Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Critical Issues in Social Work Course Online? Percentage Online - 0
Explores critical issues facing the profession. Themes include social work research, practice, leadership, and policy. Leading expert views will help students understand key issues driving the development of the profession. PR: Ph.D. Majors only.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
This course is designed to help the students become knowledgeable and conversant in the most current critical issues facing social work as a discipline and as a profession. Perspectives from leading social experts will inform on latest social work issue
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
This course will be part of the required program courses. All graduate students in the Ph.D. program will take it. It will not be offered to others outside of the School of Social Work.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
To teach this course, the instructor must have at a minimum a Ph.D.
- Other Course Information
1. To be knowledgeable and conversant in the critical issues facing social work as a discipline and a profession in the following areas:
2. Social work practice, and in particular, evidence-based practice.
3. Social work research
4. Social policy
5. Leadership and quality enhancement.
6. Social work education, including accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education.
B. Learning Outcomes
Students will display their understanding of the impact of these critical issues on the profession of social work by responding to each of the guest lectures, providing opinions on the critical issues identified and noting how the current issues and trends relate to proposed research.
C. Major Topics
1. social work research 2. social work practice 3. social welfare policy 4. social work leadership 5. social work education
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
Social Work Ph.D.
- Course Concurrence Information