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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


SW 121 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK

T Fall

This course includes a survey of the field of social work, describing the historical development of social work form the early English Poor Laws through contemporary American practices. Beginning ideas and concepts about education and direct service delivery are described rather than analyzed from the "Generalist" perspective. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the National Social Work Association's Code of Ethics as well as the important "core" of social work skill.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SW 199 SOCIAL AND HUMAN SUPPORT SERVICE INTERNSHIP

Fall/Spring

This course provides a community agency-based experience providing practice under the supervision of a trained practitioner. The student participates in staff activities, planning, recording, evaluating, group leading, and other agency tasks. Each student is required to complete 150 hours at a worksite during the semester.

Credit: 2 hours - Ten lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development-INT 111 and Instructor Approval


SW 224 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES

Spring

This course is designed to study the relationship of effective leadership in effective community service, the decision-making process, and the principles at work in local and state governments. Field lab experience will be utilized in learning about allied facilities, resulting in the development of a resource manual.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SW 225 COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS

T Fall/Spring

This course is designed to cover basic principles and concepts of health and disease relating to community group living. The study includes epidemiology, the health status of American racial and ethnic groups, federal, state, and local health provision, disease control, leading chronic disease, healthy lifestyle choices, and the community mental health system.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


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at 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200 or e-mail admissions@shawneecc.edu



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