Social work majors are immersed in one of the Twin Cities communities of color in the second semester of their program. They spend 20 hours weekly in a community learning center. In this experience, students engage in supervised direct-practice activities with organizations, communities, groups, families and individuals. They apply comparative racial/ethnic analysis theories and critique the usefulness of academic theory to practice in a community of color.
Note: The instructor arranges schedules and student placements. SOWK 391 to be taken concurrently with SOWK 351 and SOWK 381.
2-5 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 to present
Meets graduation requirements for
- Analyze the impact of social policies on client systems, workers, and agencies.
- Apply critical thinking skills within the context of social work practice.
- Apply knowledge of the biopsychosocial variables that affect individual development and behavior.
- Apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work to practice of systems of all sizes.
- Demonstrate professional use of self.
- Evaluate own generalist practice interventions and those of other systems.
- Evaluate research studies and apply findings to generalist social work practice with multicultural competence.
- Function within the structure of organizations and service delivery systems.
- Practice with an understanding of and respect for the positive value of diversity.
- Practice within the values and ethics of the social work profession.
- Seek necessary organizational change
- Take responsibility for own continuing professional growth and development.
- Understand the current structures and issues of the social work profession.
- Understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination.
- Understand the history of the social work profession.
- Understand the strategies of change that advance social and economic justice.
- Use communication skills differentially with a variety of client populations, colleagues, and members of the community.
- Use generalist theoretical frameworks to understand the interactions among individuals and between individuals and social systems, such as families, groups, organizations, and communities.
- Use supervision appropriate to generalist practice.
|01||Community Learning Center Practicum||Xiong, Leng||Books for SOWK-391-01 Summer 2023||Course details for SOWK-391-01 Summer 2023|
|02||Community Learning Center Practicum||Hernandez Navarro, Gabriela||Books for SOWK-391-02 Summer 2023||Course details for SOWK-391-02 Summer 2023|
|03||Community Learning Center Practicum||Christensen, Georgette M||Books for SOWK-391-03 Summer 2023||Course details for SOWK-391-03 Summer 2023|
|04||Community Learning Center Practicum||Adams, Thomas M||Books for SOWK-391-04 Summer 2023||Course details for SOWK-391-04 Summer 2023|
|01||Community Learning Center Practicum||Yang, Pahoua Khu||Books for SOWK-391-01 Spring 2024||Course details for SOWK-391-01 Spring 2024|
|02||Community Learning Center Practicum||Hernandez Navarro, Gabriela||Books for SOWK-391-02 Spring 2024||Course details for SOWK-391-02 Spring 2024|
|03||Community Learning Center Practicum||Christensen, Georgette M||Books for SOWK-391-03 Spring 2024||Course details for SOWK-391-03 Spring 2024|
|04||Community Learning Center Practicum||Adams, Thomas M||Books for SOWK-391-04 Spring 2024||Course details for SOWK-391-04 Spring 2024|