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Social Work (SWK)

SWK 106U  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Social Justice  

This class is an introduction to foundational concepts and ethical concerns in social justice studies. Course that promotes critical thinking, multiple perspectives, and a sense of personal responsibility in the local and global community. This course is the first in the sequence for the social justice minor. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours)

Attributes: AH - Arts and Humanities, University Course (Northern Kentucky University)
Components: LEC: Lecture
University Course: Northern Kentucky University
SWK 124  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Social Services  

Introduces social welfare concepts and philosophies. Examines the profession of social work and its philosophy and value commitments within social welfare. Covers public and private service delivery systems. (Recommended for students pursuing university social work programs). Requires completion of service project. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
SWK 180  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Gerontology  

The major biological, psychological, and sociological issues facing America's aging population are examined. Attention is also focused on the resources available to meet needs of older Americans. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SWK 220  (3 credit hours)  
Cultural Diversity in Human Services  

Explores current and historical cultural diversity in human services as it applies to clients from various cultural groups. Focuses on cultural self awareness and cultural competence as it pertains to human services professionals and client helper relationships. Draws attention to dominant and minority cultural norms, attitudes and belief systems including the culture of poverty. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SWK 222  (3 credit hours)  
Development of Social Welfare  

Includes cultural traditions, value orientations, and political and economic forces which have contributed to the emergence of present social welfare policies and systems in the United States. (Required of social work majors and open to all others.) Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SWK 250  (3 credit hours)  
Teaching Persons with Mental Retardation  

Introduces mental retardation with emphasis on understanding and teaching the mentally retarded. Prerequisite: PY 110 or PSY 100 or consent of instructor. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
SWK 255  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Addictions  

Provides an overview of approaches to understanding addictions with emphasis on the bio-psycho-social model. Analyzes the etiology, progression, and processes involved in change. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 100 or PY 110 or consent of instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SWK 260  (3 credit hours)  
Crisis Intervention  

Focuses on crisis intervention theory, suicide prevention, and risk assessment techniques. Covers risk assessment protocols, crisis triage, de-escalation and referral. Introduces clinical, ethical and legal aspects. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: PSY 100 or PY 110 or permission from instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SWK 269  (3 credit hours)  
Juvenile Delinquency  

The history, nature, and extent of juvenile delinquency are studied including an examination of trends and methods of treatment in contemporary society. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SWK 275  (3 credit hours)  
The Family  

Covers the nature and structure of family systems and examination of major family issues. Includes discussion in patterns of family interaction with attention paid to resources designed to meet family needs. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SWK 276  (3 credit hours)  
Criminology  

The history, nature, and extent of crime are studied, including trends and theories of crime, philosophies and forms of punishment, as well as methods of treatment. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
SWK 281  (3 credit hours)  
Psychology of Aging  

A study of the aging process with emphasis on the needs, roles, and attitudes of seniors in our society. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture