Social Work Technology

Classes

SWT 130 : The Community and the Social Worker

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the demographic, economic and cultural composition of the community. The student will develop technical skills for making practical application of available resources for enhancing the quality of life within the community.

Credits

3

SWT 131 : Problems of Children and Youth

This course develops an understanding of the emotional, social, psychological, and physical needs of children and youth. This course presents the influences and responsibilities of natural and surrogate parents. The student becomes familiar with the nature and causes of the more common problems and develops skills for assisting with the prevention and/or improvement of problems common among children and youth.

Credits

3

SWT 133 : Geriatrics

This course includes the study of the needs of making adjustments to retirement, activities and hobbies of the older person, and community agencies available for the aged. This course will include common psychological and physical problems of the aging. Actual experience will be provided in helping the elderly accept the changes in later life and teaching them of the many services available to them.

Credits

3

SWT 138 : Counseling from a Cultural Perspective

This course will acquaint the students with some of the problems facing minorities. It will stress the importance of the counselor’s knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the minority client experiences and how these experiences are greater now than they have been at any time in the past three decades. This course will help counselors and mental health practitioners maximize their effectiveness when working with a culturally diverse population. The student will learn to establish the necessary and sufficient conditions of a counseling relationship with clients who are culturally different. Similarities in race, ethnicity, and culture will be stressed.

Credits

3