SOWK 522

Social Work Practice II

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 16, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course emphasizes the theories and skills necessary for social workers to practice effectively at the community and governmental levels and professional ethics and legal responsibilities in individual and family work. Using a case study approach, students apply change and comparative analysis theories in multicultural community projects and in the state legislature. Students also critique psychosocial assessments and interventions of simulated case studies using social work ethics and legal responsibilities as a guide.

Learning outcomes


  • Identify the ethical responsibilities and legal obligations of social workers.
  • Recognize appropriate social work roles in organizational and community practice
  • Recognize the place of power and empowerment in interventions at the community, organizational and legislative levels.
  • Use generalist macro skills to design and implement organizational and community change strategies with special attention to people of color and other populations-at-risk.