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Spring 2012
Apr 20,2014
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SWRK 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: SOCIAL WORK
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Social Work Department

SWRK 202 - POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL WELFARE
This course is an inquiry into the economic, political, and social forces that have shaped the relationship between the state and the market forces from the Great Depression to present. It is a historical and theoretical investigation of the rise and demise of welfare capitalism in the United States and Western Europe. The course is divided in two (historical) parts. Political Economy of Social Welfare begins with the study of the Great Depression and the social forces that led to the creation of the New Deal as a solution to the crisis of capitalism. It investigates the welfare, and economic consequences of the social relations that emerged with the New Deal and were strengthened in the following decades. The second part introduces the students to contemporary globalization, and the economic and political forces that led to the demise of the New Deal, and the triumph of neo-liberalism in the United States and the rest of the world since the late 1970s. Political Economy of Social Welfare concludes with the study of the economic crisis that engulfed much of the world after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in fall 2008, and the future of public policy, and welfare capitalism.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Amer Politics & Soc.

SWRK 210 - INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY
This course offers an introduction to the complex interplay of biological, psychological, and socio-cultural influences involved in healthy aging and ageism in the United States and across the globe. Issues explored include identity change and caregiving, the right to die, social work ethics, service delivery, policies related to older adults--rights and income, as well as budgetary changes in the face of retirement and/or widowhood. Students explore service agencies first hand. Highlighted is the relationship between bio-psycho-social changes, the body and minds of older adults, as this new stage of development leads to role changes, loss of independence, and often, role reversal.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
GE TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE

SWRK 222 - HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL WELFARE
This course examines the historical development of social welfare institutions and the social work profession in modern industrial and post-industrial societies. Attention is focused on changes in the labor market, the relationship between social welfare programs and the growth of capitalism, the philosophical arguments surrounding the provision of social welfare services, the social demography of poverty, and issues facing today's social workers. This course is a prerequisite for admission into the social work program.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 223 - SOCIAL WORK IN THE INNER CITY
From social work's macro perspective, students will study how social and economic injustice impacts human development in urban, inner city communities. Co-learners will question selected assumptions, stereotypes, and images of oppressed communities in relation to the values, ethics and mission of social work practice. The implications and ramifications of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and dysfunctional schools systems will be studied as well as issues of race, class and socio-economic changes that have impacted human development in inner city communities.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Africana Studies, MJ-AMER-Africian-Amer Stds, GE TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE, SS-Sch Core-Consc & Society

SWRK 225 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK
This course is a pre-professional introduction to social work. Class work will focus on social work roles in the human services, agency structure and functioning, social work values and ethics, the nature of the helping process, and issues related to the delivery of social services. In addition, students will complete 80 hours of supervised fieldwork in a social service setting, intended to complement the course content. This course, together with SWRK 222 History and Philosophy of Social Welfare, is a prerequisite for admission into the Social Work Program.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 227 - CHILD WELFARE
This course examines the child welfare system and its historical development. Students will gain an understanding of the basic child welfare policies, programs and practices. A survey of supplemental, supportive, and substitute services is provided. Roles of the child welfare social worker in child protective services, adoption and foster care will be explored. In order to develop culturally competent practitioners the impact of poverty, oppression, race and ethnicity on children is discussed.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online

Social Work Department

SWRK 262 - HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I: CULTURAL DIVERSITY
This course will focus on aspects and configurations of cultural and human diversity within the social environment. The course will examine individual, group, and community responses to cultural diversity and discrimination. Racism, sexism, ethnicity, ageism, homophobia, social class, and discrimination against the physically disabled and persons with AIDS will be explored from a developmental and ecological systems perspective. Students will analyze selected theories, concepts, and empirical data related to the harmful effects of inequality,discrimination, prejudice, and oppression.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Race & Ethnicity

SWRK 263 - HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II: LIFE CYCLE
This course offers an understanding of the complex interplay of biological, psychological, and socio-cultural influences involved in human development throughout the life cycle. An ecological systems approach will be used to draw together basic concepts from biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and environmental studies in order that students may understand individual, family, and small group behavior and development.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

SWRK 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: SOCIAL WORK
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Social Work Department

SWRK 307 - SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH METHODS
This course introduces the principles and methods of basic social work research. The development of both substantive research knowledge and methodological research are highlighted. The ethical conduct of research is taught within the context of social work purposes and values. The formulation of problems for study that address the social needs of diverse groups is emphasized. This course attempts to foster methods of research that promote a systematic examination of current knowledge, service delivery and outcomes, and the need for professional accountability. This course is for Social Work majors only.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online

Social Work Department

SWRK 324 - SOCIAL WELFARE AND LAW
This course will explore the impact of law on the organization and delivery of social welfare services-- including public assistance, Food Stamps, child protective services and mental health treatment. The conflict between the rights of individuals and families and the responsibilities of the state will be highlighted. Legal issues for social workers and mental health professionals, such as malpractice liability, confidentiality, and discrimination, will be explored.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-LAWS-Law & Society Elective

SWRK 325 - THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK I
This course is the first of a three-semester course sequence studying the theory and practice skills utilized in generalist, beginning level social work practice. Within a two-day-a-week field placement in a social service agency and two weekly class sessions, students will learn social work practice skills working with individuals and families. Focus will be on the beginning, planning, and contracting phases of the helping process with individuals and families. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 8.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 326 - THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK II
Theory and Practice II is the second part of the three-semester practice course sequence. While the primary goal of the entire practice sequence is to teach those skills utilized in generic, beginning level social work, Theory and Practice II focuses on all stages of the helping process used in intervention with small groups and families. Students will continue with the same field placement begun in the first semester, with the expectation that by the end of the second semester they will have completed 400 hours of agency based practice for the year. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 8.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

SWRK 327 - THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK III
This is the third practice course in the social work professional practice sequence. This course will focus on the dimensions of macro social work practice. Macro practice encompasses agency administration, program planning, policy analysis, community organization, community development, and focuses on planned change in organizations and communities. Case histories of community organization efforts and community organization methods will be analyzed for the purpose of integrating theoretical and practice material with actual cases. In addition students will be involved in a simulated community planning project which incorporates various aspects of agency administration and planning. Students enrolled in the course will be placed in a two-day-a-week field practicum in a macro social work setting where they are expected to gain a working knowledge of community organization/macro practice methods. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 8.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 328 - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
This course provides an overview of the field of community mental health and will trace its development in response to deinstitutionalization. The course will examine treatment modalities for serious (or major) mental illnesses such as family psychoeducation (PE), assertive community treatment (ACT) teams, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and integrated dual diagnosis treatment (IDDT). Also included is a focus on the social policies which govern the mental health system, ethical issues in the treatment of mental illness, and current research on the treatment of the mentally ill within community settings.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 330 - AIDS: SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES
This course will provide the opportunity to learn the most current information available about the bio-psyscho-social aspects of HIV/AIDS, explore personal and societal values, and develop an understanding of the social issues faced by those who are HIV infected, their families and society as a whole. Students will do extensive research about domestic and international HIV/AIDS issues and integrate their learning using PowerPoint presentations in a professional manner.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SWRK 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: SOCIAL WORK
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Social Work Department

SWRK 420 - CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL POLICY
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the formation and implementation of social policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Attention is focused on social welfare policies within their political and historical contexts, the socio-economic forces that impact them, their different effects on populations at risk and other groups, their social justice implications, and their system stabilization and destabilization dimensions. Additional emphasis will be given to the relationship between social work practice and policy, underlying value orientations, the political barriers to policy formation, the skills of political advocacy, and how the legislative, executive, and judicial branches interrelate with social policy. Also, attention will be given to how needs assessments, cost-benefit analysis, and social research are used in the policy making process.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

SWRK 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department


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