Course Details

Social Services for Hispanic Communities Option

120 credits

This Option is for students interested in working in social services with the rapidly growing community of Spanish-speaking people in the United States. Students must complete their 450-hour Practicum in an agency that provides services to Latinos and incorporates cultural awareness and knowledge of Spanish-speaking communities in their Practicum.


Degree Requirements

Credits

Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
SW 2200 Introduction to Social Work 4
SW 2500 Human Biology for Social Workers and the Social Sciences 3
SW 3050 Perspectives on Aging (WECO) 3
SW 3340 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3
SW 3350 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3
SW 3450 Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SW 3510 Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention I 3
SW 3520 Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention II 3
SW 3530 Theory and Practice of Social Work Intervention III 3
SW 4020 Social Work Research Methods (TECO) 3
SW 4480 Social Work Practicum: Social Services for Hispanic Communities 12
SW 4550 Social Work Seminar (WRCO) 3
Children and Families Elective - complete one of the following: 3
SW 3130 Child Welfare and Family Services (DICO)
SW 3150 Child Maltreatment
SW 3250 Families, Schools, and Community
Health and Mental Health Elective - complete one of the following: 3
SW 3300 Mental Health and Society (GACO)
SW 3500 Health and Society (GACO) (WECO)
IS 4370 Hispanic Culture in the United States (DICO) (INCO) 3
PS 2010 Introduction to General Psychology 3
SO 2220 Foundations of Sociology (DICO) 3
Option Elective - complete one of the following: 3-4
SP 1060 Conversational Spanish I (DICO) (GACO)
SP 2030 Intermediate Spanish I (DICO) (GACO)
SP 3030 Advanced Spanish (GACO) (TECO)
SP 3170 Spanish for Social Services (DICO) (GACO)
SP 3330 Spanish Conversation, Phonetics, and Phonology
SV 1030 Regular Spanish Program
SV 3000 Advanced Spanish Program
SW 3480 Exploring the Dominican Republic: Culture and Social Justice in a Developing Nation (DICO) (GACO)
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
SS 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
SW 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
Electives 26-23

SW 4550 requires a minimum grade of C in the required Social Work (SW) foundation courses and a minimum major grade point average of 2.50 (all courses required for the major).

*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.