Dr. Needha Boutte-Queen, Chair
Ms. Ronda Lewis
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 713.313.7783
Email: Lewis_RG@tsu.edu

SOCIAL WORK COURSES

SOCW 145 Introduction to Social Welfare (3)
Introduction to representative fields, practices, agencies, services, and professional groups engaged in
social welfare with particular emphasis on Social Work and required field experience. Three hours of
lecture and four hours of laboratory/field experience per week.

SOCW 246 Social Welfare Legislation (3)
Intensive examination and discussion of selected social legislation. Emphasis on the Social Security Act
and other Acts closely related to social welfare services and social work. Required field experience. Three
hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: SOCW 145.

SOCW 333 Violence and Abuse in Families (3)
Consideration of selected aspects of violence and abuse: patterns (wife, child), types (physical,
emotional, sexual), theories of causation, manifestation, and social service programs. Three hours of
lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

SOCW 335 Service to Children and Youth in Institutional Settings (3)
Examines selected representative services for children and youth in terms of their programs, method
of service delivery, and needs in settings other than the home. Three hours of lecture and two hours of
laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

SOCW 340 Seminar in Helping (3)
Examination and discussion of motives, value orientations, and approaches used in helping with
emphasis on self-awareness, interviewing, observation, data management, and integration as key tools
in the helping process. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory/field experience per week.
Prerequisite: SOCW 246 or consent of the instructor.

SOCW 341 Social Services in Medical Settings (3)
Analysis of service providers, their roles, ethics, values, and functions as provided to clientele in health
and medical settings. Emphasis on the role of the Social Worker. Three hours of lecture and two hours
of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

SOCW 342 Seminar on Aging (3)
Introduction to the aged and aging process. Emphasis on the major concepts related to aging,
associated critical issues, and social services. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior
standing.

SOCW 343 Social Work and the Law (3)
Study and analysis of selected laws directly related to social work practice in the provision of services to
individuals, groups, and communities. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

SOCW 345 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (for Health Related Majors ONLY) (3)
Emphasis on holistic approach to understanding human behavior across the lifespan for non-social
work majors.

SOCW 346 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (for Social Work Majors ONLY) (3)
Integrated biological/psychological/sociological approach toward understanding the aspects of
behavior. Examines the person-in-environment concept from the systems ecological perspective. Three
hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: SOCW 145 and
SOCW 246. Corequisite: Enrollment in SOCW 340 or consent of the instructor.

SOCW 347 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3)
Application of the theoretical framework of systems ecological perspective with emphasis upon
families, groups, communities, and organizations. Examines issues of diversity, structure, and outcome
of transactions between and within systems. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory/field
experience per week. Prerequisites: SOCW 340

SOCW 439 Social Welfare Policy (3)
Exploration and assessment of legislative/policy issues with reference to Social Work. Three hours of
lecture per week. Prerequisite: Completion of Block I. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block II.

SOCW 440 Generalist Practice I (3)
Micro level focuses on the integrated use of a knowledge/value approach for the development of
generalist skills in providing intervention strategies of direct services to appropriate client systems.
Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: SOCW 340, SOCW 346, and SOCW 347.
Corequisite: Enrollment in Block I.

SOCW 440L Generalist Practice Laboratory I (2)
Practice laboratory to accompany SOCW 440. Two hours of laboratory/field experience per week.
Prerequisite: Senior standing. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block I.

SOCW 441 Generalist Practice II (3)
Builds upon skills, practice knowledge, and value base of generalist intervention with a primary focus
on macro systems (families, groups, communities, and organizations). Three hours of lecture per
week. Prerequisite: Completion of Block I. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block II.

SOCW 441L Generalist Practice Laboratory II (2)
Practice laboratory to accompany SOCW 441. Two hours of laboratory/field experience per week.
Prerequisite: Senior standing. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block II.

SOCW 442 Seminar on Dying and Death (3)
Examination of values and attitudes related to social services during terminal illness, death, and
planning with survivors. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

SOCW 443 Theories in Social Work Practice (3)
Critical analysis and evaluation of major selected social work practice theories. Three hours of lecture
per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block I.

SOCW 444 Field Instruction I (4)
An educationally directed field placement for the development and utilization of professional social
work practice skills. Sixteen hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: Senior
standing. Corequisites: Enrollment in Block I and SOCW 444S.

SOCW 444S Field Instruction Seminar I (1)
Group discussion and integration of field practicum experiences. Accompanies SOCW 444. One hour
of lecture per week. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block I.

SOCW 446 Field Instruction II (4)
Continuation of SOCW 444 with evaluation of practicum experience. Sixteen hours of laboratory/
fi eld experience per week. Prerequisite: Completion of Block I. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block II.

SOCW 446S Field Instruction Seminar II (1)
Continuation of SOCW 444S with discussion and integration of fi eld practicum experience.
Accompanies SOCW 446. One hour of lecture per week. Corequisite: Enrollment in Block II.

SOCW 447 Independent Study in Social Welfare (3)
Selection of topics by students for study and analysis culminating in a paper suitable for publication.
Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor.

SOCW 448 Topical Seminar in Social Welfare (3)
Selected topics in social welfare and/or areas/topics normally not covered in published curricula. Three
hours of laboratory/fi eld experience or research per week. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

SOCW 450 Social Work Practice Research and Evaluation (3)
Application of empirical measurements to determine the effectiveness of one’s own practice and
evaluation of practice skills, policy implementation, program service, and self-assessment. Three
hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory/field experience per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Corequisite: Enrollment in Block I.