Social Work (SOWK)
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.).
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.
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
This course examines current prevention, detection and treatment approaches for substance abuse and addiction.
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.
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.
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.
Study of the nature of drug dependency with emphasis on social and cultural variations in patterns and consequences of use.
Analysis of social welfare systems in the US including history, philosophy, cross-cultural comparisons, and current issues.
This course gives advanced students experience in the research, writing and planning skills involved in preparing grant proposals for human service problems.