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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SOW7775
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-01-19
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-12-04
  2. Department: Social Work
  3. College: BC
  4. Budget Account Number: 126100
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Robin Ersing
  6. Phone: 8139746572
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SOW
  9. Number: 7775
  10. Full Title: Critical Issues in Social Work
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Critical Issues in Social Work
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: 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.

  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, once.
  28. 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.
  29. Objectives: 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.

  30. 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.
  31. Major Topics: 1. social work research 2. social work practice 3. social welfare policy 4. social work leadership 5. social work education
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Social Work Ph.D.
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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