Social Work (SOWK)

SOWK 110  Introduction to Social Work  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

A general introduction and overview of the social work profession including its philosophy, values, professional roles, current trends and models in different practice settings (i.e. public welfare, child and family services, mental health, medical settings, etc.).

SOWK 204  Fundamentals of Drug Abuse  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

Examines the pharmacology of commonly abused psychoactive and high-use drugs. Emphasizes the physiological effects of drug use and abuse. Topics include stimulants, depressants, opiates, hallucinogens, inhalants, cannabis, over-the-counter drugs, alcohol and drug testing.

Pre or Corequisite(s): BIOL105 or equivalent  
SOWK 250  Social Work Practicum  3-9 Credit Hours  

This course provides a field placement opportunity for students to practice skills and use knowledge gained from courses in skill minors. Credit/No credit grade. (1,9-27) 3-9

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor  
SOWK 292  Substance Abuse Prev/Treatmnt  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

This course examines current prevention, detection and treatment approaches for substance abuse and addiction.

SOWK 301  Alt Dispute Res Conflict Mgmt  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

This course explores non-judicial avenues of dispute or conflict resolution such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration dispute resolution mechanisms. The procedural aspects, key elements, ethical considerations and practical applications of alternative dispute resolution are discussed as part of the dispute resolution landscape. The course will also include dispute resolution and conflict management simulations and case studies. Also listed as LAWS301.

Prerequisite(s): LAWS202 or junior standing  
SOWK 305  Tribal Law and Government  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

A study of tribal law which will explore such areas as the structure of tribal government; tribal sovereignty; treaties; civil and criminal court jurisdiction in Indian country; tribal resources; tribal economic development; taxation and regulation; rights of individual Indians; and various federal laws and court cases concerning and affecting tribes and their members. Also listed as LAWS305/NATV305.

Prerequisite(s): HIST230 and NATV230  
SOWK 310  Clinical Practice Diagnosis  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

Student will learn skills in developing psychosocial history, treatment plans, becoming familiar with diagnostic criteria and categories, and appreciating the uses and limitations of various diagnostic schemes.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC201  
SOWK 341  Addiction  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

Study of the nature of drug dependency with emphasis on social and cultural variations in patterns and consequences of use.

Prerequisite(s): Either junior standing or sophomore standing together with HMSV204  
SOWK 344  Social Welfare Systems  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

Analysis of social welfare systems in the US including history, philosophy, cross-cultural comparisons, and current issues.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or completion of SOWK110 or completion of HMSV204  
SOWK 480  Grantwriting  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

This course gives advanced students experience in the research, writing and planning skills involved in preparing grant proposals for human service problems.