SOC WK 5100 Generalist Social Work Practice (3)
Prerequisite: SOC WK 4110 or equivalent or admission to the MSW program. Using a problem-solving approach, students develop theoretical and empirical understanding and practical application of generalist social work methods. Students gain knowledge and skills that include interviewing, assessment, crisis and short-term intervention, contracting, resource development, and case documentation needed for competent direct practice with diverse populations.

SOC WK 5200 Social Policy and Social Services (3)
Prerequisite: SOC WK 3210 or POL SCI 2420 or POL SCI 3460 or equivalent or admission to the MSW program. Covers the history and development of social welfare policies, legislative processes, and existing social welfare programs. Examines frameworks for social policy analysis, analyzes how social and economic conditions impact the process of social policy development and implementation, and introduces policy practice in social work.

SOC WK 5300 Community Practice and Social Change (3)
Prerequisite: SOC WK 4300 or SOC 4344 or equivalent or admission to the MSW program. Focuses on economic, social, and political theory and research on communities and social change. Examines conceptual models of community practice within the generalist model and develops skills in organizing, advocacy, and planning.

SOC WK 5350 Social Work and Human Service Organizations (3)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 3510 and 4300 or PSYCH 3318 or 3611 or equivalent or admission to the MSW program. Students develop theoretical and empirical understanding of groups and organizations, including concepts such as power and authority, structure, goals, membership, leadership, motivation, technology and organizational culture. Using organizations as settings for social work practice and as targets for change, students learn strategies and skills for assessment and intervention.

SOC WK 5410 Social Work Research Methods and Analysis I (3)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 3410 or SOC 3230 and 3231 or equivalent and SOC 3220 or equivalent or admission to the MSW program. The first of a two-course sequence designed to provide students with the knowledge base and skills for using scientific method to advance social practice, knowledge and theory. Focuses on research methods at different levels (e.g., individual, group, organization, and community). Covers quantitative and qualitative methods, research design, sampling, measurement, use of results, impact of research, and ethical considerations.

SOC WK 5450 Social Work Research Methods and Analysis II (3)
Prerequisite: SOC WK 5410 or equivalent. Advanced course, focusing on analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to advance social work practice, knowledge and theory. Students learn to use and interpret various statistical procedures for analyzing quantitative data, including bivariate and multivariate analysis, and content and statistical analysis for qualitative data. Students apply these analytic techniques to social work case material using computer software applications.

SOC WK 5500 Foundations of Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
Same as GS 5500. Prerequisite: SOC WK 3150 or equivalent or admission to the MSW program. Focuses on theoretical and empirical understanding of human behavior in the social environment using a life-span perspective. Introduces biological, behavioral, cognitive, and sociocultural theories of individuals, families, and small groups, and their implications for the professional social worker's understanding of socioeconomic status, gender, disability, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation.

SOC WK 5610 Mechanisms of Aging I: The Aging Body (1)
Same as GERON 5610 and PSYCH 5610. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and BIOL 1102 or equivalent. (MSW Students normally take all foundation courses prior to enrolling in this course.)  Introduces students with a social sciences/humanities background to the normal changes in the biology and chemistry of the aging human body and how these changes affect behavior.

SOC WK 5611 Mechanisms of Aging II: The Aging Brain (1)
Same as GERON 5611 and PSYCH 5611. Prerequisites:  SOC WK 5610, GERON 5610, PSYCH 5610 or equivalent or consent of instructor.  (MSW students normally take all foundation courses prior to enrolling in this course.) Provides students with a social sciences/humanities background a basic introduction to the biology and chemistry of the aging human brain and nervous system and how these systems impact behavior.

SOC WK 5612 Mechanisms of Aging III: Diseases of Aging (1)
Same as GERON 5612 and PSYCH 5612. Prerequisites: SOC WK 5610 and SOC WK 5611 or GERON 5610 and GERON 5611 or PSYCH 5610 and PSYCH 5611 or equivalent or consent of instructor.  (MSW students normally take all foundation  courses prior to enrolling in this course.) Provides students with a social sciences/humanities background with information on how diseases associated with aging  exacerbate the effects of aging on the human body, mind, and behavior.

SOC WK 5620 Dying, Grief & Death in Older Adulthood (3)
Same as GERON 5620. Prerequisites: Six hours of graduate level gerontology, psychology, counseling and/or social work coursework, or special approval from the instructor.  Undergraduates in their senior year may also request approval for entry from the Director of Gerontology.  For those planning to work with older adults in counseling, healthcare, hospice, and/or community support settings. Will examine trajectories to death in older age, the dying process, influences of medical and aging-related conditions, euthanasia and suicide, life extension and longevity, personal beliefs and existential responses, how individuals and families cope, ethical concerns, strategies for supportive intervention. Topics are addressed from clinical, supportive care, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

SOC WK 5700 Diversity, Social Justice & Social Work Practice (3)
Same as GS 5700. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.  Analyzes the structure, dynamics, and consequences of social and economic injustice, and the impact on diverse groups in American society. Examines theoretical models and practice principles for work with diverse groups.

SOC WK 5800 Graduate Field Practicum I (2-4)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Provides integrative field experience in generalist social work practice. May be taken for 2 or 4 credit hours depending on time in agency during semester; 75 contact hours =1 credit hour. May be repeated once. A maximum of 4 credit hours will apply to the M.S.W. degree.

SOC WK 5801 Foundation Field Practicum Seminar (2)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Integrates academic content from foundation course work and experiential learning in field placements. Goals are to conceptualize the problem solving process in field practice, synthesize theory into a social work approach that encourages creative use of self, and underscore ethics and service to diverse groups in practice.

SOC WK 6100 Theory and Practice with Children and Youth (3)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5100 or equivalent or consent of instructor and graduate standing. Examines theory and empirically-based assessment and intervention models for work with children and adolescents. The effects of family, peers, and societal context (e.g., poverty, racism) will be stressed in understanding youth problems such as drug abuse, academic failure, delinquency, adolescent pregnancy, and gang participation. The course will emphasize a multi-disciplinary approach using inter-agency collaboration and negotiation skills.

SOC WK 6120 Theory and Practice with Older Adults (3)
Prerequisite: SOC WK 5410 or equivalent. (MSW students normally take all foundation courses prior to enrolling in this course.) Examines theory and empirically-based assessment and intervention models for work with the elderly. It includes the life circumstances of older adults and how that differs from younger adult populations; how ethnicity, gender, social class, and sexual orientation interact with age and create special intervention issues; discussion of ethical and value issues (e.g., client autonomy, rationing of health care); examination of family and community resources in providing care, and interventions with physically or mentally disabled elders and elders in residential settings.

SOC WK 6130 Interviewing Older Adults & Life Review (3)
Same as GERON 6130. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. This course combines training in interviewing techniques with video production. Students will learn how to conduct life review interviews with older adults, and then take these skills into the community by interviewing older adults living in various settings. Students will learn how to use a digital video camera and edit video clips on the computer. Student-conducted interviews will be viewed by the instructor and classmates, issues associated with aging will be discussed, and constructive feedback provided. Some of the video clips developed in the course will become part of an educational video clip library.

SOC WK 6150 Theory and Practice with Families (3)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5100 or equivalent, graduate standing and departmental approval. Examines theoretical approaches to social work with families, including the impact of the social environment. Skills will include assessment, and multidisciplinary intervention with multi-problem families. Special emphasis will be given to poverty, chemical dependency, intra-familial violence, physical and mental illnesses, and working with family members of diverse cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, races, sexual orientation, and ability. Values and ethics will be emphasized.

SOC WK 6160 Advanced Social Work Practice Across the Life Span (3)
Prerequisite: SOC WK 5100 or equivalent or consent of instructor.  Examines theory and empirically-based assessment and intervention strategies for diverse populations across the life span.  Students will gain basic mastery of behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, brief therapeutic and supportive psychotherapeutic techniques and their appropriate use with children, adolescents, and young, middle, and older adults.  The course will also consider the effects of family, peers and societal context (e.g., poverty, racism, and ageism) in understanding psycho-social stressors particular to each life era, including academic failure and delinquency, substance abuse, physical and mental illness, family disruption and instability, and grief and loss issues.

SOC WK 6200 Family Policy (3)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5200 or equivalent or consent of instructor and graduate standing. Examines policy development, implementation and impact of social policies on children, youth, and families. International, focus, including topics such as economic support, health national, and state policies that affect basic family needs will be the care, child care and protection, and child and youth development. Intended and unintended consequences of existing policies on the family will be examined as well as future policy directions.

SOC WK 6250 Social and Economic Development Policy (3)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5200 or equivalent or consent of instructor and graduate standing. Examines major trends and alternatives in social and economic development policy and practice in state, national, and international perspectives. Students will develop skills in policy analysis and development.

SOC WK 6300 Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3)
Same as P P ADM 6300. Prerequisite: Graduate standing required. Addresses the role and scope of the independent sector in the United States, as well as the leadership and management of nonprofit organizations within that sector. Topics include the economic and political scope of the independent sector, the role of volunteerism in a democratic society, and the role and scope of philanthropy. Topics in voluntary organization management and leadership include the dynamics, functions and membership structure of NPOs, especially staff-board and other volunteer relations; governance and management and evaluation.

SOC WK 6310 Advanced Philanthropy and Nonprofit Resources Development (3)
Same as P P ADM 6310. Prerequisite: Graduate standing required. This course addresses the history, philosophy, roles and scope of philanthropy in the United States, including its role in the nonprofit, voluntary sector. It further examines the contemporary forces which impact philanthropy and charitable giving, both by institutions and individuals. The course examines the effective planning and management of development programs (e.g., annual giving), fund raising vehicles (e.g., mail solicitations) and fund raising process, form planning through donor relations.

SOC WK 6311 Staff Management Issues in Nonprofit Organizations (1)
Same as P P ADM 6311. Prerequisite: Graduate standing required. This course addresses issues involved in managing staff in nonprofit organizations. The course will cover the following topics: fundamentals of staff supervision; balancing supervisory processes with counseling and coaching; selecting, hiring, evaluating, and terminating staff; legal issues that affect these processes.

SOC WK 6312 Legal Issues in Managing Nonprofit Organizations (1)
Same as P P ADM 6312. Prerequisite: Graduate standing required. This course addresses legal issues involved in managing and governing nonprofit organizations. The course will cover the following topics: The Board as steward of the organization; Director and officer liability; tax laws concerning charitable giving; legal issues in managing staff and volunteers (e.g., hiring, evaluating, and terminating employees); Missouri nonprofit law.

SOC WK 6313 Financial Issues in Managing Nonprofit Organizations (1)
Same as P P ADM 6313. Prerequisite: Graduate standing required. This course addresses financial issues involved in governing and managing nonprofit organizations. The course will cover the following topics: Cash flow analysis; budgeting; fund accounting; cost accounting (determining costs for programs and services); understanding and using standard financial statements, including balance sheets, cash flow statements, statements of activity, and operating and capital budgets.

SOC WK 6400 Practice and Program Evaluation (3)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5410 and 5450 or equivalent or consent of instructor and graduate standing. Provides specialized knowledge in the use of qualitative and quantitative research skills to evaluate the effectiveness of social work practice. Topics will include single system design, group designs, and program evaluation. Students will design and conduct a research project associated with their advanced social work practicum. Results will be presented to the class and the agency. Value and ethical issues, particularly those relevant to client race and gender, will be emphasized as students develop and conduct their research.

SOC WK 6443 Health Care Policy (3)
Same as POL SCI 6443, GERON 6443 and P P ADM 6430.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. (MSW students will normally take the social policy foundation course prior to enrolling in this course.) Survey course examining current issues in health policy that face the nation. Policies are placed in a historical context to show how issues have been influenced by different political and economic conditions. Secondary consequences and limitations of current trends in health policy are explored.

SOC WK 6449 Human Resources in the Public Sector (3)
Same as POL SCI 6449 and P P ADM 6490. Prerequisite: P P ADM 6600 or consent of instructor. Presents an overview of personnel and labor relations in the public sector. Particular emphasis placed on issues which are unique to the public sector, such as the merit system, the questions of representative bureaucracy and the constraints of personnel in the nonprofit sector. The topics include personnel reforms in the federal sector, equal employment and affirmative action policies, testing, selection, hiring, comparable worth, job evaluation, and labor relations including grievance arbitration and collective bargaining.

SOC WK 6491 Strategic and Program Planning for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
Same as POL SCI 6490 and P P ADM 6550. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Strategic and program planning enable an organization to concentrate on efforts and set priorities guided by a mission, vision, and an understanding of its environment. Focus is on preparing a strategic plan and a program plan for a nonprofit organization and analyzing an organization's ability to deliver goods and/or services to its constituents in today's economic, social and political climate.

SOC WK 6601 Evidence Based Approaches in Direct Social Work Practice:  Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy Models (1)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5100 and 6160 or consent of instructor and graduate standing. 
This course examines theory and evidence based practices through use of the Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Emotive Behavioral therapy models.  Students will utilize these theories to conduct hands on intervention practices of assessment, treatment planning, interventive strategies, and termination when working within a family or direct practice setting.  Student-conducted interventions through the use of role-plays will be videotaped and viewed by the instructor and classmates at each stage of the therapeutic process.  This course will include integration and application of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders through the psychotherapeutic process.

SOC WK 6602 Evidence Based Approaches in Direct Social Work Practice:  Solution Focused Therapy Model (1)
Prerequisites: SW5100 and 6160 or consent of instructor and graduate standing.  This course examines theory and evidence based practices through use of the Solution Focus therapy model.  Students will utilize this theory to conduct hands on intervention practices of assessment, treatment planning, interventive strategies, and termination when working within a family or direct practice setting.  Student-conducted interventions through the use of role-plays will be videotaped and viewed by the instructor and classmates at each stage of the therapeutic process.  This course will include integration and application of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders through the psychotherapeutic process.

SOC WK 6603 Evidence Based Approaches in Direct Social Work Practice: Play and Interactive Therapy Models (1)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5100 and SOC WK 6160 or consent of instructor and graduate standing. This course examines theory and evidence based practices through use of the Play and Interactive therapy models. Students will utilize these theories to conduct hands on intervention practices of assessment, treatment planning, interventive strategies, and termination when working within a family or direct practice setting. Student-conducted interventions through the use of role-plays will be videotaped and viewed by the instructor and classmates at each stage of the therapeutic process. The course will include integration and application of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders through the psychotherapeutic process.

SOC WK 6604 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (1)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5100 and SOC WK 6160 or consent of instructor and graduate standing. This course focuses on skill development in Motivational Interviewing (MI), a specific style of interaction used to help clients/patients increase internal motivation to change behavior. The course will include theoretical underpinnings of MI, including a review of establishing MI as an evidence-based intervention for a number of behavior areas. The course will also review a model of learning MI and provide specific opportunities for students to practice the skill. The broad objective of this course is to provide social work students an overview of Motivational Interviewing and its application to various domains of social work.

SOC WK 6630 Diagnosis and Related Pharmacology for Social Work Practice (3)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5100 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Designed for social work students, course will provide overview of development and treatment of selected mental health disorders classified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In particular, course will examine, from a systems perspective, psychological and neuropsychological etiologies of mood, psychotic, personality, and other disorders and their preferred pharmacological treatment.

SOC WK 6640 School Social Work Practice in Public Schools (3)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5100 or equivalent or graduate standing and consent of instructor. Examines role of social worker in school settings and includes work with youth, families, and communities in relation to the child or adolescent's functioning in school.

SOC WK 6800 Graduate Field Practicum II (2-6)
Prerequisites: SOC WK 5801 and SOC WK 5800. Provides integrative field experience in students' graduate social work practice concentration. May be taken for 2 to 6 hours' credit depending on time in agency during semester; 55 contact hours=1 credit hour. May be repeated once and/or taken concurrently with SOC WK 6850.

SOC WK 6850 Graduate Field Practicum III (2-6)
Prerequisite: SOC WK 6800. Provides advanced integrative field experience in students' graduate social work practice concentration. May be taken for 2 to 6 hours' credit depending on time in agency during semester; 55 contact hours=1 credit hour. May be repeated once and/or taken concurrently with SOC WK 6800.

SOC WK 6900 Directed Study in Professional Social Work (1-10)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Independent graduate-level study on a topic of particular interest through readings, reports, and field work under faculty supervision.