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Summer 2005




SOWK 311  Introduction to Field Experience in Social              3 credits
          Work                                              
This course offers the opportunity to observe the delivery of social services within selected agencies. Each student is placed in a social work agency for the length of the course. They are supervised by a social worker and gain experience in examining how social work services are provided. Students will experience 15 hours of Field Experience per week and a two-hour seminar on Mondays. Seminars may rotate to several sites including, main campus, Shady Grove in Rockville, and possibly at some of the agency sites. Note: Open to all students. Recommended for social work majors. Pass-Fail only. Students interested in enrolling in this course should pick up an application in the Social Work Department at main campus or from Professor Morris at Shady Grove. Prerequisite: SOWK 260 and permission of the department. For more information contact kath@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: P-F
[0469] 6080 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/22/2005             MORRIS, K
            TBA                       (OFF ...)
            M..........9:30am-11:30am (ACIV014) DIS


SOWK 387  Policies, Programs, and Services for                    3 credits
          Children                                          
This course presents the current situation in services for children, as well as a historic perspective on the development of our society's perception of children's needs. It attempts to go beyond the traditional definitions of child welfare as an institution and encompass consideration of a social welfare system that would include family policy advocacy, programs to enhance socialization of children, helping services and services to surrogate families. Select interventive techniques appropriate for work with children are presented, and skills are developed. Prerequisite: SOWK 260 or consent of instructor.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0470] 6080 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/22/2005             LINSENMEYER, D
            F..........9:00am- 2:30pm (ACIV013)


SOWK 390J Special Topics in Social Welfare A systems              3 credits
          Appraoch to Assessment and Treatment of           
          Chemical Dependency and other Addictive           
          Behaviors                                         
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the addictive personality and the process of becoming addicted to mood altering drugs and other addictive behaviors. Using a developmental perspective, the course examines how addiction manifests itself in the lives of the addicted individual whether through alcohol and other drug abuse, eating disorders, sexual preoccupation, gambling or other means. The course also examines the impact of addiction on society, families, children, ethnic groups, special populations, dually diagnosed clients, women and the elderly. A systems method of evaluation, assessment and practice with addicted individuals as well as interventions strategies will be presented. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. For more information contact jokund1@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0471] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             OKUNDAYE, J
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  102)


SOWK 499  Independent Study                                     1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


SOWK 899  Doctoral Dissertation Research                       1-12 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


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