In this generalist practice course students will be provided and introduction and overview of research methods used in generalist social work practice. Course content includes both quantitative and qualitative methods and empathize critiquing research, program evaluation, methods of data collection and analysis, single-subject design, ethical considerations, and the application of evidence-based practice to improve policy and social service delivery.
Prerequisite(s): SOCWK 5000 History Of Social Work.
Pre or corequisite(s): SOCWK 5010 Human Behavior In Social Environment.
In this generalist practice course, students will be introduced to the historical development and current state of the field of social work. Students will identify the impact of social problems on individuals, families, and/or communities. In preparation for the Generalist Field Practicum Placement, students will be introduced to the professional social work code of ethics and social work practice roles and values crucial in real practice situations.
In this generalist course, students with synthesize and examine the body of knowledge concerning how the individual, group, family, and community systems interrelate with each other and the larger social context from the lifespan stages from birth through adolescence, adulthood, aging, and death. Content will be drawn from the biological, psychological, sociological, eco-political, and cultural environmental systems. The importance of professional ethics in the assessment process is also examined.