BSW Courses

SW 200 The Field of Social Work (3)

Orientation to the profession of social work; historical development, values and philosophy, scope and aims

SW 302 General Social Work Practice I (3)

Orientation to practice principles, concepts, values, knowledge base, and their application. Pre: majors only.

SW 303 General Social Work Practice II (3)

Introduction to practice skills with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Pre: majors only. Co-requisite: 391.

SW 325 History of Social Welfare (3)

Historical developments and implications of social welfare activities, institutions, and policies and European backgrounds; introduce social welfare developments in selected non-European countries. Recommended: 200.

SW 326 Social Welfare as a Social Institution (3)

Study of U.S. social welfare institutions and policies as an expression of societal response to human needs; interrelationship of American value system to goals, objectives, and policies of social security programs; focus on examination of Hawaiʻiís social service programs. Recommended: 200.

SW 360 Human Development and Behavior for Social Work Practice (3)

Examination of social and cultural variables such as human development and behavior; use of knowledge in these areas by social work practitioners. Recommended: 200.

SW 361 Human Development and Behavior for Social Work Practice (3)

Examination of ethnicity, class, and sex statuses as these affect human development and behavior for social work practice. Recommended: 200.

SW 380 Topics in Social Welfare (V)

An examination of current trends in the field of social welfare.

SW 391 Junior Practicum (3)

Introduction to field instruction; application of social work knowledge, skills, and values to field experience. Pre: 302, majors only, junior standing, and completion of required sophomore and first-semester junior-level SW courses. Co-requisite: 303.

SW 402 General Social Work Practice III (3)

Use of problem-solving process in practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Pre: majors only, senior standing, completion of required sophomore-level and junior-level SW courses. Co-requisite: 490.

SW 403 General Social Work Practice IV (3)

Examination of practice methods and interventive models; identification and analysis of issues related to practice. Pre: majors only, senior standing, completion of required sophomore-level and junior-level SW courses. Co-requisite: 491.

SW 440 Research Development in Social Welfare (3)

Introduction to and application of language of research, theoretical concepts underlying advancement of knowledge, practical steps in research. Pre: senior standing.

SW 475 Social Services with Children (3)

Study of current social services for children in the U.S. with focus on familiarization of child welfare programs and services in Hawaiʻi. Pre: senior standing or consent.

SW 477 Social Welfare Concepts and Issues in Gerontology (3)

Aging and its effect on the individual, family groups, associations, and communities. Impact of aging on social service delivery systems, public policy and role of social work. Pre: senior standing or consent.

SW 480 Topics in Social Welfare (V)

An examination of current trends and issues in social work.

SW 490 Senior Practicum (4)

Field instruction, application, and integration of classroom knowledge with field experiences. Pre: majors only, senior standing, completion of required sophomore-level and junior-level SW courses. Co-requisite: 402.

SW 491 Senior Practicum (4)

Field instruction, application, and integration of classroom knowledge with field experiences. Pre: majors only, senior standing, completion of required sophomore-level and junior-level SW courses. Co-requisite: 403.

SW 499 Directed Reading and Research (V)

Planned individualized study or research in special area related to social work practice interest. Up to 3 credit hours. Pre: majors only, senior standing, and con-sent of program chair and faculty adviser.


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