This course provides students with supervised learning experiences in selected social work agencies. The experience introduces a variety of social work practice roles and enables the student to apply social work knowledge, skills, and values in a real practice situation. The MSW Program requires students to complete 8 credit hours of practicum, where each credit is equivalent to 50 clock hours, totaling 400 hours of practicum for the Generalist Curriculum. Students have the option of completing hours in one semester or concurrently over two semesters. The Field Director will place students in area agencies.
Prerequisite(s): SOCWK 5000 History Of Social Work and permission of Field Director.
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.