Metropolitan State University

SOWK 522 : Social Work Practice II

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: SOWK 321 Social Work Practice I AND
SOWK 351 Social Research AND
SOWK 381 Community Learning Center Seminar AND
SOWK 391 Community Learning Center Practicum  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
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.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Identify the ethical responsibilities and legal obligations of social workers.
  2. Recognize appropriate social work roles in organizational and community practice
  3. Recognize the place of power and empowerment in interventions at the community, organizational and legislative levels.
  4. 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.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Community Engagement