Metropolitan State University

SOWK 582 : Social Work Capstone Seminar

A. Course Description
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: SOWK 591 - Social Work Senior Practicum
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
Students examine the field practicum experience in a mainstream agency, applying theories they have acquired throughout the program. Students write a major integrating paper on generalist multicultural social work practice. Note: Should be taken along with SOWK 552 Community Research and Advocacy. ** Note: this is a variable credit course with credit range of 1 - 3.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/01/1998 - 09/05/1999 09/06/1999 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Use peer and instructor feedback to develop their practice evaluation skills.
  2. Apply comparative racial/ethnic analysis skills to the situations presented in the host agency.
  3. Apply the problem-solving process, including assessment, contracting, planning, intervention, termination and evaluation for individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.
  4. Articulate a clear understanding of their generalist social work identity with attention to ethics and values.
  5. Critically apply generalist social work frameworks to a mainstream agency with special emphasis on assessing the adequacy of service to people of color and other populations-at-risk.
  6. Identify critical organizational, community and generalist practice issues facing the host agency.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Corequisite: SOWK 591 Social Work Senior Practicum AND SOWK 592 Multicultural Child Welfare Senior Practicum. Note: Should be taken along with SOWK 552 Community Research and Advocacy.