Curriculum

MSW Hybrid Curriculum

SW 5001 - Social Welfare Policy and Services for Social Justice I - (4 Units)
Course introduces the historic evolution and development of social welfare policy and social work practice, and the influence of political and economic forces on social policy.

SW 5002 - Social Welfare Policy and Services for Social Justice II - (3 Units)
Course provides an in-depth perspective about the art and science of policy analysis and advocacy.

SW 5005 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I - (3 Units)
Course explores individual growth and human development across the lifespan, applying developmental psychological theory and ecological perspectives to the family and individual life cycles within a multi- generational cultural context.

SW 5010 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II - (3 Units)
Course is about theories and knowledge of bio-psycho-social-spiritual human behavior within the reciprocal relationship of groups, organizations, communities, and society.  This is the second course in the HBSE sequence.

SW 5011 - Psycho-Social Assessment - (3 Units)
Course prepares learners to assess client functioning and plan appropriate social work intervention.  The focus is on understanding how to use current classification systems of mental disorders as a social work practitioner.

SW 5012 - Integrated Behavioral Health: Recovery, Resilience, Wellness (3 Units)
Course focuses on working in integrated health, mental health, and behavioral health settings.  Includes content on current behavioral health service delivery systems and evidence-based practice/practice models within a social justice framework.

SW 5016 - Social Work Practice with Trauma Survivors - (3 Units)
Course focuses on psychological trauma, the history of traumatology, and the impacts of trauma on the individual, family, and community.  Includes treatment methods and evidence based practices from a strengths-based, client-centered perspective.

SW 5020 - Social Work Research Methods - (3 Units)
Course covers social work research process within the context of generalist social work practice.

SW 5025 - Current Trends in Social Work Research - (3 Units)
Course introduces advanced trends in social work research in the practice arenas/specialty areas, with a particular focus on how social workers are using evidence to strengthen their practice.

SW 5030 - Foundation I: Generalist Social Work Practice Using a Strengths Perspective - (3 Units)
This first course in the social work practice sequence prepares learners to understand the philosophy, values, and ethics of the profession.  In addition, students learn how to apply the generalist approach from an empowering approach to work with individuals within the context of individuals and families.

SW 5031 - Foundation II: Generalist Social Work Practice Using a Strengths Perspective - (3 Units)
This second foundation course in social work practice concentrates on generalist practice knowledge and skills with groups, organizations, and communities and lays the foundation integrative practice with a focus on practical applications of strategies for advocacy and social change with oppressed groups.

SW 5032 - Advanced Integrative Social Work Practice with Children, Adults, and Families - (3 Units)
Course is an advanced graduate practice seminar designed to prepare learners for professional social work practice with children, adults, and families with a focus on specific evidence-based and socially just clinical intervention models.

SW 5033 - Advanced Integrative Social Work Practice with Client Centered Groups - (2 Units)
Course is an advanced graduate practice seminar covering practice models and intervention in groups that are developed for the purpose of helping group members grow, change, and cope with their life situations.

SW 5034 - Advanced Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations - (3 Units)
Course is an advanced course in social work practice which addresses social, cultural, and justice issues at macro levels of intervention.  Emphasis throughout the course is on the skills and processes needed to bring about change in organizations and communities utilizing the integrative practice framework.

SW 5040 - Field Instruction I - (3 Units) Must be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Supervised field instruction with individual groups, families, formal organizations, and communities. Practical application of social work practice theories.

SW 5041 - Field Instruction II - (3 Units) Must be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Advanced field instructed practice experience with individual groups, families, formal organizations, and communities. Practical application for social work practice theories.

SW 5055 - Social Work Practice: Addictions - (3 Units)
Course provides students with social work practice skills related to alcohol and substance abuse and other addiction issues. Exploration of research-supported assessment practices and intervention strategies, along with social and physiological aspects of addiction, are covered. 

SW 5975 - Culminating Seminar - (3 Units)
This advanced seminar involves the creation and completion of a comprehensive exam for students in the Master of Social Work Hybrid Program.