Courses

The Master of Social Work program is 60 units offered over four semesters. Classes meet in the fall and spring semesters, no summer classes.

Foundation Courses (24 units)

SWK500 Social Work Practice I

This foundation course is the first of two required courses during the foundation year. The two Social Work Practice Courses (I and II) provide the basic knowledge and skills of generalist Social Work practice needed to serve as the foundation for the advanced practice curriculum. This course explores social work history, theory, ethics, problem solving, and diversity and difference as they relate to social work practice with diverse individual client systems. Students will also gain skills in constructing professional relationships and using interpersonal skills to engage diverse client systems. (3 units; Fall)

SWK500-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK500-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK500-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK505 Social Work Practice II

This course is the second foundation practice course that provides the basic knowledge and skills in generalist Social Work practice needed to serve the foundation for the advanced practice curriculum. In this course, professional ethics, problem solving, and engaging diversity and difference in practice are further explored and applied to client systems on all levels, but specifically with families and groups. Building on the knowledge and skills of engaging client systems learned in Social Work Practice I, interventions, assessment, and evaluation with diverse client systems are addressed and applied in cases. Prerequisite: SWK500. (3 units; Spring)

SWK505-C
Dennis, Amy Marie
01/07/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK505-A
Costello, Jennifer R.
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN
SWK505-B
Costello, Jennifer R.
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN

SWK510 Human Bhvr and Social Envrnmnt I

This foundation course is the first of two required human behavior courses that provide a foundation for advanced generalist practice. While both courses focus on how human behavior is shaped by the social environment, this course focuses on human development across the lifespan. Multidisciplinary frameworks for understanding human development and human behavior are presented and applied to Social Work practice situations on micro levels. This course highlights the person-in-environment perspective and addresses how diversity and difference shape the human experience. (3 units; Fall)

SWK510-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK510-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK510-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Sa 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK515 Human Bhvr and Soc Envrnmnt II

This is the second foundation human behavior course which presents and critiques theories of human behavior as they relate to mezzo and macro systems, such as family, groups, organizations, and communities. Students will apply knowledge of person-in-environment and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to macro client systems. The effects of marginalization, social injustice, and oppression are examined in relation to human development, culture, and diversity. Prerequisite: SWK510. (3 units; Spring)

SWK515-A
Lee-Johnson, Charles Courtney
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN
SWK515-B
Lee-Johnson, Charles Courtney
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN

SWK520 Social Welfare Policy

This foundation course examines the history and philosophy of social work and social welfare policy in the United States as it relates to poverty, oppression, and marginalized groups. The course focuses on policy analysis and addresses the role of policy in effective service delivery for vulnerable, marginalized populations. In addition, the course examines the social, cultural, economic, and global influences that affect social policy. Policy practice, as well as the historical role of social work in policy development and advocacy, are highlighted. (3 units; Fall)

SWK520-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK520-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK520-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK525 Social Research

This foundation course addresses the principles and methods of social research and prepares students to become competent consumers and producers of research. The course examines qualitative and quantitative research methods, research ethics, evidence based practice, and focuses on translating research into practice to improve service delivery. Seminal studies, as well as current research in the field, and gaps in research for at-risk populations, are examined. (3 units; Spring)

SWK525-C
Thornton, Carla Jennifer
01/07/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK525-A
Flores-Carter, Kendra Maria
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK525-B
Flores-Carter, Kendra Maria
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex ONLN

SWK530 Marginalized Populations

This course addresses what it means to be marginalized and presents information on the history and current status of various vulnerable populations domestically and globally. The course highlights the economic, political, and environmental factors that impact marginalization on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. Dimensions of diversity, as well as theories of marginalization are examined. In addition, cultural competence in engaging, assessing, and intervening with client systems are applied through case studies. (3 units; Fall)

SWK530-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK530-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK530-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Sa 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK535 Case Management

This foundation course provides an overview of the history of case management and provides an in depth analysis of case management from a strengths perspective. Client engagement, assessment, intervention, advocacy, evaluation, and termination are addressed in depth on micro through macro levels. Key concepts of practice, including but not limited to evidence based practice, supervision and consultation, crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and professional ethics are discussed and applied throughout the course. Prerequisite: SWK500. (3 units; Spring)

SWK535-C
Gathuru Kamau, Michelle
01/07/2019 Sa 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM BUS ONLN
SWK535-B
Gathuru Kamau, Michelle
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK535-A
Gathuru Kamau, Michelle
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex ONLN

Clinical or Community Social Work (choose one) (9 units)

Clinical Social Work Track

SWK552 Advanced Clinical Practice I

This is the first of two advanced practice courses that focuses on developing competence in clinical skills, such as: diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and assessment with individual client systems. The application of professional ethics is a core feature of the course, as well as the application of evidence based practice to diverse, marginalized client cases to improve client outcomes. Multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks of interventions and practice evaluations are addressed and applied while a strengths-based, person-in-environment approach to clinical practice is highlighted. Prerequisite: SWK505. (3 units; Fall)

SWK552-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK552-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK562 Advanced Clinical Practice II

This course is the second of two advanced practice courses and builds on the clinical skills taught in Advanced Clinical Practice I, but focuses on applying them to families and groups. Clinical skills of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and assessment are applied to marginalized client systems on a mezzo level. The application of professional ethics is a core feature of the course, as well as the application of evidence based practice to diverse client cases to improve client outcomes. Multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks of interventions and practice evaluations are addressed and applied while a strengths-based, person-in-environment approach to clinical practice is highlighted. Prerequisite: SWK552. (3 units; Spring)

SWK562-A
Hays, Krystal Shelia
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN
SWK562-B
Hays, Krystal Shelia
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN

SWK572 Mental Hlth and Psychopathology

This course provides an in depth examination of mental health and psychopathology from a social work perspective. Students will examine the history of mental illness, common mental disorders and current research. The course will also address differential diagnosis and differences between the biopsychosocial model and the medical model. Students will examine how environmental factors interact with genetic predispositions in some populations and examine effective treatment options, as well as current issues in the field of mental health. Prerequisites; SWK505, 515, and 525. (3 units; Fall)

SWK572-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN

Community Social Work Practice Track

SWK553 Advanced Community Practice I

This is the first of two advanced practice courses in community social work practice. An overview of community dynamics and the history of community development in the United States are reviewed, with special attention given to the role of faith based organizations in community change and congregational social work. Community strengths, assets, and leadership are examined. Multidisciplinary theories of community change, specifically involving populations at risk, are applied to cases. Prerequisites: SWK505, 515, and 525. (3 units; Fall)

SWK553-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK563 Advanced Community Practice II

This is the second of two advanced practice courses in community Social Work practice. Community needs, assessment and creative problem solving are key features of the course. Special attention is given to congregational social work. Additionally, a global perspective of community needs, social work, and social development strategies will be examined. Cultural competence and professional ethics in international community social work are key features of the course. Prerequisite: SWK553. (3 units; Spring)

SWK563-A
Thornton, Carla Jennifer
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM The Village at CBU ONLN

SWK573 Social Work Mgmt and Leadership

This course prepares students for administrative and leadership positions in human service agencies. Leadership theories, organizational development, resource management, grant writing, fundraising, and various best practices are addressed. Special attention is given to financial management such as creating budgets, analyzing financial statements, and making financial decisions in leadership positions. Prerequisites: SWK505, 515, and 525. (3 units; Fall

Elective Requirement (9 units)

Complete any three courses from the following:

SWK554 Social Work Practice w/Oldr Adlt

This course provides an in depth examination of the unique and growing social service needs of the aging population. The physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual aspects of aging are examined and various theories of Social Work practice with older adults are addressed. The course focuses on the development of assessment and intervention skills for advanced practitioners in obtaining and improving services for older adults. A key feature of the course includes understanding dementia and best practices in communicating with clients with dementia. (3 units; Spring)

SWK554-A
Lesnick, Kimberly Susan
01/07/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM BUS ONLN

SWK556 Elder Abuse

This course focuses on understanding, identifying, assessing, intervening, and preventing elder abuse and neglect. Forms of abuse and neglect, theories of elder abuse and neglect, as well as the epidemiology of abuse are examined on local, state, national, and global levels. California state law on elder abuse and neglect is examined in depth, elder advocacy and prevention programs and policies are evaluated from a social work perspective. (3 units; Fall)

SWK556-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Sa 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK558 Grief and Loss

This course examines grief and loss from a cross cultural perspective. Theories of grief and loss, types of loss, and how grief impacts individual and family functioning are addressed, as well as current strategies to intervene with clients dealing with various types of loss. Specific attention is given to assessing and intervening with geriatric clients and their families suffering from loss in any form (loss of loved ones, abilities, youth, autonomy, etc.). Evidence based practices are reviewed and applied and current research examined. (3 units; Spring)

SWK558-A
Dennis, Amy Marie
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN

SWK564 Child Maltreatment

This course focuses on understanding, identifying, assessing, intervening and preventing child abuse and neglect, as well as other forms of child maltreatment. California state law, intervention strategies and theories of abuse and neglect are examined and applied to case scenarios. The effects of child maltreatment, prevalence, and risk factors are discussed and the role of the social worker as child advocate and mandated reporter are highlighted. Global child maltreatment is also examined from a social work perspective on micro through macro levels. (3 units; Fall)

SWK564-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK566 Families in Transition

This course focuses on the changing structure of family systems, the diversity of family systems, and how to help serve families in transition as an advanced social work practitioner. Family systems theory, as well as other theories are examined and applied to diverse, relevant cases scenarios. Evidence based practices are examined. (3 units; Spring)

SWK566-A
Lindsey, Viola W
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN

SWK568 Intimate Partner Violence

This course focuses on the identification, assessment, intervention, and prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV). Theories of IPV, prevalence, risk factors and the physical, psychological, social, economic, and spiritual consequences on children and families are examined. Laws, intervention strategies and evaluation of preventions on state, national and global levels are addressed. (3 units; Spring)

SWK568-A
Mejico, Antonio,, Jr.
01/07/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM BUS ONLN

SWK574 Social Wrk w/Srvrs of Hmn Trfckg

This course provides an in depth look at human trafficking and other forms of modern day slavery in the United States and around the world. The course specifically examines the scope of the problem domestically and globally, as well as the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual trauma that victims experience. The role of social workers in working with this vulnerable population is examined in depth. The role of various government, nonprofit, and faith based organizations in addressing this issue is also examined. (3 units; Fall)

SWK574-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK576 Social Wrk Prctc w/Dsplcd Popltn

This course examines the unique needs of displaced populations, specifically refugees and immigrants. Social work interventions specific to refugee trauma, adaption and integration are addressed, with a focus on strengths-based, empowerment theory. The course also addresses the diversity of the immigration experiences, acculturation, ethnic identity, and many issues facing immigrant and refugee families and youth, as well as best practices for culturally competent Social Work practice. (3 units; Spring)

SWK576-A
Mejico, Antonio,, Jr.
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN

SWK578 Global Human Rights

This course examines human rights on domestic and global levels, with an emphasis on international human rights and the role of the international social worker. The course outlines the history of various human rights issues in the global community and the current human rights crisis in various regions. The role of faith based organizations, as well as the role of the micro and macro social worker are explored and cases examined. A key feature of the course is understanding human rights from a Christian worldview. (3 units; Spring)

SWK578-A
Boyd, Amy E
01/07/2019 Sa 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM BUS ONLN

*SWK 556, SWK 564 and SWK 568 are recommended for Clinical Social Work Track students who wish to pursue licensure after graduation. 

Practicum (12 units)

SWK521 Field Practicum

Students take Field Practicum concurrently each semester with their social work courses. Students must complete 900 hours in a social service or community agency under the supervision of a specified Field Instructor and meet once a week with their Faculty Liaison. The Field Practicum will tie all of the coursework to real life applications in the field. Students will apply their coursework and demonstrate all of the CSWE competencies under the supervision of a Field Instructor through application of coursework in the field. (3 units; Fall)

SWK521-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK521-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK521-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK521-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK521-E
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK521-F
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK521-G
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK541 Field Practicum

Students take Field Practicum concurrently each semester with their social work courses. Students must complete 900 hours in a social service or community agency under the supervision of a specified Field Instructor and meet once a week with their Faculty Liaison. The Field Practicum will tie all of the coursework to real life applications in the field. Students will apply their coursework and demonstrate all of the CSWE competencies under the supervision of a Field Instructor through application of coursework in the field. (3 units; Spring)

SWK541-B
Brown, Stephen C.
01/07/2019 F 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK541-A
Stanfield, Jan U.
01/07/2019 F 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS ONLN
SWK541-C
Arkadie, Nicole La_Vonne
01/07/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK541-E
Dennis, Amy Marie
01/07/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK541-D
Sanchez, Noelia
01/07/2019 F 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM James Complex ONLN

SWK561 Field Practicum

Students take Field Practicum concurrently each semester with their social work courses. Students must complete 900 hours in a social service or community agency under the supervision of a specified Field Instructor and meet once a week with their Faculty Liaison. The Field Practicum will tie all of the coursework to real life applications in the field. Students will apply their coursework and demonstrate all of the CSWE competencies under the supervision of a Field Instructor through application of coursework in the field. (3 units; Fall)

SWK561-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK561-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK561-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK561-E
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK561-F
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK581 Field Practicum

Students take Field Practicum concurrently each semester with their social work courses. Students must complete 900 hours in a social service or community agency under the supervision of a specified Field Instructor and meet once a week with their Faculty Liaison. The Field Practicum will tie all of the coursework to real life applications in the field. Students will apply their coursework and demonstrate all of the CSWE competencies under the supervision of a Field Instructor through application of coursework in the field. (3 units; Spring)

SWK581-E
Thornton, Carla Jennifer
01/07/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK581-B
Lindsey, Viola W
01/07/2019 F 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK581-F
Arellano, Liza Ana
01/07/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK581-A
Dennis, Amy Marie
01/07/2019 F 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK581-C
Stanfield, Jan U.
01/07/2019 F 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM James Complex ONLN
SWK581-D
Flores-Carter, Kendra Maria
01/07/2019 F 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex ONLN

Capstone (6 units)

SWK590 Capstone I

This is the first of two capstone courses in the concentration year demonstrating competence in advanced Social Work practice, based on their track (clinical or community social work) by applying all of the CSWE competencies to a client system in a Capstone Paper/Project. The first capstone consists of completion of Sections I-IV of this Capstone Paper with faculty mentorship. Prerequisites: SWK505, 515, 520, 525, and 530. (3 units; Fall)

SWK590-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK590-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN
SWK590-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA ONLN

SWK591 Capstone II

In this final capstone course students complete the final four sections (IV-VIII) of their culminating Capstone Paper/Project that demonstrates their mastery of all the program competencies. Students present their work in an e-portfolio and present this portfolio to their classmates and at their practicum. Prerequisite: SWK590. (3 units; Spring)

SWK591-C
Lindsey, Viola W
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN
SWK591-B
Ellis, Raquel Thea
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN
SWK591-A
Ellis, Raquel Thea
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS ONLN