SW 205 Introduction to Social Work
S2J 2007 DN
Graham, Paulette Denise
LCSW, MSWCSAC IICPS
By appointment only
Mar 19- May 11, 2007
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces.
Armando T. Morales, Bradford W. Sheafor, and Malcom E. Scott
11th edition. Pearson:Allyn and Bacon ISBN 0-205-47772-0
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Walter E. Kisthardt, Ph.D. (2006) The Opportunities and Challenges of Strengths-Based, Person-Centered Practice. Chapter 10, pp. 171-196 in D. Saleebey (ed.) The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice. Allyn & Bacon: Boston. On reserve in Library
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Mid-term (LO 1,2,3,5,6)
· Pop Quizzes (LO 1,2,3,5,6)
· News Review (LO 1,2,3,5,6)
· Web Site /Search (LO 1,2,3,5,6)
· Reaction Paper (LO 1,3,4)
· Core Assessment: Position Paper: (LO 1-6)
· Career Development Pathway (LO 1,4)
· Final Exam (LO 1,2,3,5,6)
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Mid-Term Exam: Given in class. Multiple Choice & Short Essay (25 points)
Interview with a professional social worker and written summary (10 points)
Written summary and brief class presentation of service learning project (15 points)
Completion of Person-Centered Strengths Assessment and Personal Wellness Plan (10 points)
Final Comprehensive Examination (30 points)
Class participation: (10 points). This class is highly interactive and experiential. Your presence and active involvement is critical to creating the most effective learning atmosphere. You will be expected to display the same lsitening skills, attentiveness, respect, professional dialogue, and compassion with and for each other as colleagues as you display when working with a service participant. You are allowed two (2) unexcused absenses without point deduction. For each subsequent absence one (1) point is deducted from your class participation grade.
90-100 points = A
80-89 points = B
70-79 points = C
60-69 points = D
below 60 points= F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Week 1: March 22: Review syllabus, assignments, expectations, grading, rules of
conduct. What is "Social Work"? Read preface and Chapter 1 in text. The
Strengths Perspective in Social Work. Read Chapter 2 in text and Dr.
Kisthardt's book chapter on reserve in the library.
Week 2. March 29: The Purpose of Social Work in Society. Read Chapter 3 in text.
The History of Social Work as a Profession. Read Chapter 4 in text. Levels
of Social Work Practice and Certification. Read Chapter 5 in text.
Week 3: April 5: The Many Fields of Social Work Practice. Read Chapters 6 and 7 in
text. What are the core values that guide and direct social work practice?
Read Chapter 8 in text. Personal Wellness Plan Due this date.
Review for mid-term exam
Week 4: April 12: Competencies required for social work practice. Read Chapter 9 in text.
Take mid term exam
Week 5: April 19: The Role of Social Work in Prevention. Read Chapter 10. Diversity in
Social Work Practice. (Handouts will be provided by instructor)
Interview with a professional social worker paper due this date.
Week 6: April 26: The Eco-Systems model for understanding factors Impacting gangs.
Read Chapter 13. The Eco-Systems model for understanding factors
impacting children and youth. Read Chapter 17 in text
Week 7: May 3: Presentations of Service Learning Experience. Service Learning
Paper due. Review for final exam
Week. 8: May 10 Final exam. Provide feedback on experience in this course.
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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