College of Health and Human Services
Dean: Donald P. Zingale
School of Social Work
Director: Juliette S. Silva
Undergraduate Advisers: D'Angeli, Levy, Mahan, McGill, Okazawa-Rey, Sohn, Sung, Yamanaka
Graduate Coordinator: Felix Rivera
Professors--Cummerton, D'Angeli, Gray, Lemmon, Rivera, Sampson, Shapiro, Shipp, Sung, Walker, Yamanaka
B.A. in Social Work
The mission of the School of Social Work is to respond to the needs and aspirations of various populations at risk in the San Francisco Bay Area and similar urban communities. The primary objectives of the program are to educate students for social work practice in a variety of social welfare settings and to teach students to function as change agents with urban, oppressed populations, while enabling these populations to act on their own behalf. These populations include ethnic and racial minorities, the poor, recent immigrants and refugees, single parents, children, gays and lesbians, the disabled, the aged, the socially isolated, the drug addicted, and the neglected.
Students who complete the undergraduate social work major are prepared for graduate study in accredited schools of social work and social welfare; professional or graduate training in related fields such as law, public administration, public health, and psychology; and for entry-level professional positions in both public and private social welfare agencies. Examples of these agencies include local departments of social services, hospitals, and community mental health facilities; child care programs; services for the aged; drug and alcohol treatment programs; family service agencies; and community, neighborhood, and advocacy organizations. The major provides students with an opportunity to apply social science theories and social work knowledge and skills in a comprehensive field work placement during their senior year.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIAL WORK
Students are required to maintain a C minimum grade in all courses within the major. Students failing to do so will be dropped from the major.
Junior Year--Fall Semester
SW 300 U.S. Social Welfare I: Past,Present, and Future 3
SW 302 Introduction to Social Service Organizations 2
SW 352 Gender, Sexism, and Social Welfare 3
SW 400 Social Work Practice I 3
SW 410 Human Development and the Social Services 3
Junior Year--Spring Semester
SW 301 U.S. Social Welfare II: Problems, Policies, and Programs 3
SW 401 Social Work Practice II 3
SW 402 Interviewing Skills in Social Work 3
SW 470 Social Differences and Social Work Practice 3
Senior Year--Fall Semester
SW 350 Child Welfare (may be taken in Spring Semester, Senior Year) 3
SW 450 Introduction to Research in Social Work 3
SW 502 Seminar on Field Work Experience I 2
SW 503 Field Experience in the Social Services I 2
Senior Year--Spring Semester
SW 456 Urban Community Organizing 3
SW 504 Seminar on Field Work Experience II 2
SW 505 Field Experience in the Social Services II 2
Total for major 43
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK
Graduate Advisers--Brewer, D'Angeli, Glugoski, Lemmon, Levy, Mahan, Okazawa-Rey, Rivera, Roditti, Sampson, Shapiro, Shipp, Sohn, Sung, Takahashi, Walker, Yamanaka
Admission to Program
Applicants must first meet the general university requirements pertaining to the admission of graduate students. These include a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the last 60 units completed. In addition, applicants must demonstrate an academic and social commitment to the profession of social work, including paid or volunteer experience.
Written English Proficiency Requirement
Level One: the first level of proficiency in written English is determined by the school in two ways: through the written essays which are a required part of the application process and through essay examinations, written assignments, and term papers during the student's first semester in the program. Level Two: the second level of proficiency in written English is determined by the student's successful completion of a research proposal during the third semester of his/her program. The proposal generally includes a problem statement, review of the literature, and a description of the methodology to be employed. The student must successfully complete the project during the fourth semester in order to receive his/her M.S.W. degree.
Advancement to Candidacy
Besides meeting all general requirements for advancement to candidacy, the school maintains the following additional requirements:
Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference). NOTE: SW 740 enrollment requires consent of field director.
Units SW 700 History and Philosophy of Social Welfare 3 SW 701 Social Policy Analysis 3 SW 710 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3 SW 720 Research Methods in Social Work 3 SW 721 Seminar: Evaluative Research Methods in Social Work59 or SW 820 Seminar: Advanced Research Methodology in Social Work 2 SW 730 Social Work Practice Methods 3 SW 740 Field Work Instruction (two semesters) 4 SW 741 Graduate Field Seminar60 2 SW 770 Ethnic and Cultural Concepts and Principles I 3 SW 771 Ethnic and Cultural Concepts and Principles II 3 SW 895 Research Project in Social Work or SW 898 Master's Thesis 3 Minimum core units 32 Program emphasis total (one area chosen from the emphases listed below) 28 Minimum total 60
Units SW 810 Health, Illness, and Disordered Behavior 3 SW 740 Field Work Instruction (two semesters) 6 SW 741 Graduate Field Seminar60 2 SW 800 Planning and Program Development or SW 801 Change Strategies and Professional Values or SW 835 Social Development Methods I or SW 850 Human Services Administration I 3 SW 830 Seminar: Social Casework 3 SW 832 Seminar: Social Group Work 3 SW 831 Seminar: Advanced Social Casework or SW 833 Seminar: Advanced Social Group Work 3 Electives on advisement 5 Minimum emphasis units 28
Units SW 740 Field Work Instruction (two semesters) 6 SW 741 Graduate Field Seminar60 2 SW 800 Planning and Program Development 3 SW 811 Organizations, Institutions, and Communities 3 SW 850 Human Services Administration I 3 SW 864 Human Services Administration II 3 SW 880 Computer Utilization in Human Services Administration 2 Electives on advisement 6 Minimum emphasis units 28
Units SW 740 Field Work Instruction (two semesters) 6 SW 741 Graduate Field Seminar60 2 SW 800 Planning and Program Development 3 SW 801 Change Strategies and Professional Values 3 SW 811 Organizations, Institutions, and Communities 3 SW 835 Seminar: Social Development Methods I 3 SW 836 Seminar: Social Development Methods II 3 Electives on advisement 5 Minimum emphasis units 28
Units COUN 720 Career Counseling 3 COUN 780 Learning Clinic I 3 COUN 715 Assessment in Counseling or COUN 781 Learning Clinic II 3 COUN 830 Organization of Pupil Personnel Services and Laws 3
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