Spring 2022 Course Schedule


To view the schedule of classes, click on Spring 2022 Course Schedule (below).  This is a DRAFT SCHEDULE. Using this expanded view, you are able to modify the view (hide fields, filter, group by, sort), view a larger version, and print your customized view or the full view.  You can modify the view by any combination of: Course ID, CRN, Course Title, Faculty Last Name, Campus, Delivery Method, Section, Day, and Time

  • 16 credits is the maximum credit limit
  • 6 credits is the minimum credit limit
  • You may request an academic overload (over 16 credits). Academic overload is approved on a space available basis.
  • Courses may be cancelled due to insuffient enrollment
  • Courses offered and instructors listed are subject to change

Calendar of Registration and Important Dates is located at https://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/calendar/

Course Descriptions are located at https://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/academics/course-offerings/

NOTE: MSW students should own a computer and have access to the internet while in the program. In addition to a computer, the minimal technical standards for taking a hybrid or on-line class are updated each semester and can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/ssw-tech-requirements



Section IDDelivery MethodEligible to Register
HG1, HG2, etc. Hybrid USG students only
HY1, HY2, etc. Hybrid Baltimore students only
IG1, IG2, etc. In-Person USG students only
IP1, IP2, etc. In-Person Baltimore students only
OA1, OA2, etc. Online Asychronous ALL STUDENTS 
OS1, OS2, etc. Online Sychronous ALL STUDENTS








Hybrid Classes
 require students to participate partially in-person and partially online. A minimum of 6 sessions are in-person and a minimum of 6 sessions are online (either asynchronous or synchronous). The remaining 3 sessions can be in-person or online. Instructors will communicate the schedule via email and on the course syllabus.

In-Person Classes require students to participate fully in-person for listed days and times.

Online Asynchronous Classes allow students to complete their work at their own pace. Students are given a timeframe – it's usually a one-week window – during which they need to connect to their class at least once or twice.

Online Synchronous Classes require students to participate in partial to entire sections of class at the exact same time. Students and instructors are online at scheduled dates/times to participate in lectures, discussions, activities, and presentations.

ALL courses located at the USG campus are limited to students accepted to the Shady Grove MSW. Additional USG schedule information available at https://schedule.sgrove.usmd.edu/scheduleofclasses


Below are the course numbers for Field Practicum. You must register for Field Practicum as a course. Field Practicum follows a different schedule than classroom classes. Field Practicum requires co-requisite enrollment as indicated.

Enrollment in Section IDs 01 and EXT are only for students in the Baltimore MSW program.

Course IDSection IDCourse TitleCRNCo-Requisite
SOWK 636 01

Foundation Field Practicum & Seminar II

2nd semester

20591 SOWK 632
SWCL 795 01

Advanced Clinical Field Practicum

2nd semester

21049 a SWCL course

Advanced Extended Clinical Field Practicum

Requires OFE approval

27316 a SWCL course
SWOA 795 01

Advanced Macro Field Practicum

2nd semester

21065 a SWOA course

Advanced Extended Macro Field Practicum

Requires OFE approval 


a SWOA course 

Enrollment in Section IDs SG1, SG2, and SGX are only for students in the Shady Grove MSW program.

Course IDSection IDCourse TitleCRNCo-Requisite
SOWK 636  SG1

Foundation Field Practicum & Seminar II

USG only


SOWK 632

SWCL 795 


Advanced Clinical Field Practicum

USG only

27315 a SWCL course

SWCL 795


Advanced Extended Clinical Field Practicum

USG only

Requires OFE approval

27625  a SWCL course




USING THIS SCHEDULE VIEWER: you can modify the view by any combination of: Course IDCRNCourse TitleFaculty Last NameCampusDelivery MethodSectionDay, and Time. You can also print the schedule using this view. 

To best see the schedule, click View Larger Version at the lower right of the schedule or click here.

The Website Notes column on the far right contains vital information about class timing, dates, or other time-based information for classes.  Please be sure to expand that window and read the entirety of the information for each course you are considering for enrollment.

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After reviewing the Course Schedule (make note of the CRNs) and Important Dates Calendar, you are ready to register using SURFSLogin using your UMID and Password. Be sure to register for all needed courses, even if the day/time is not to your preference. After registering remember to print a copy of your schedule.

WAITING LISTS: if you registered for a course that is not at your preferred day/time or if you received an error message when registering for a course, you can add yourself to the waiting list by submitting a waitlist request form

  • You may add your name to waiting list for multiple courses
  • The Office of Records and Registration will contact students when seats becomes available

REGISTRATION HELP if you need assistance contact the SSW Office of Records and Registration at 410-706-6102 or sswregistration@ssw.umaryland.edu.

SURFS HELP if you experience difficulty logging in to SURFS, contact CITS Help Desk at 410-706-4357 or help@umaryland.edu.  Be sure to include your student ID, name, date of birth, and a brief description of the problem.


SOWK 699.a [CRN 27896]—Dialectical Behavioral Therapy [1 credit] (Prerequisites: SOWK 630, 631, and 635)
An evidence-based treatment for suicidal, self-harming, and other behaviors associated with disorders of emotion dysregulation. The aim of this 1 credit special topics course is to give students an overview of the basics of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with a particular focus on its application to adolescents and young adults. The course will review modalities, components, strategies and interventions and will give clinicians an understanding of this life-saving treatment. Additionally, the course will provide instruction on how to implement skills groups and modifications that can be made for diverse populations. This 1-credit course may be combined with other 1-credit offerings to fulfill elective credit requirements for the MSW degree.

SOWK 699.c [CRN 27305]—Communication & Assessment Across Cultures: Social Work with Foreign-Born Populations [1 credit]
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary cultural awareness in working with foreign-born populations. With globalization, social work practitioners need to be skilled in understanding and interacting with the diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds that shape our landscapes. The course will offer knowledge and some valuable skills needed for social workers to support these populations.
The course focuses on the need for cultural attunement in order to assess, communicate, adapt, and provide culturally sensitive services. Students will gain a framework for assessing cultural values and communication styles of socio-centric and individualistic cultures. Students will learn how to engage and address conflict while helping to preserve the client’s dignity and values. To be successful in this course, a student will need to demonstrate flexibility in self-awareness and self-exploration of their own cultural lens.

SOWK 669.f [CRN 27306]—Parent Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health [3 credits] (Prerequisites: SOWK 630, 631, and 635)
This course focuses on infant and early childhood mental health principles and practices, building upon the fields of early development and family systems. Considerations of and measures for a thorough relationship-based assessment and diagnosis of children birth to 5 are stressed throughout the course, with significant attention to the foundational premise of reflective practice within clinical work within this field. Discussion, course readings, video content, case-based assessments and other interactive activities and assignments will focus on general developmental theory, including attachment and ecological theory; assessment, diagnosis and psychopathology; and evidence-based models for intervention and consultation within the child and family serving system. Considerations for policy and systems of care will be reviewed.

SOWK 699.l [CRN 26101]—Evidence-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder [1 credit]
Students from the UMB School of Social Work and School of Nursing will learn about core interprofessional competencies to enhance communication and care coordination in the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). Students will learn about the prevalence and characteristics of SUDs; the neurobiological basis of SUDs, the effects of substance use on brain functioning and behavior, and evidence-based interventions for treating SUDs. This 1-credit course may be combined with other 1-credit offerings to fulfill an elective requirement for the MSW degree. Special Approval: Enrollment is limited to Substance Use Disorder Interventions Fellows (SUDIF). All others must send an email to sswregistration@ssw.umaryland.edu to request enrollment.

SOWK 699.m [CRN 28064]—Interprofessional Housing Policy Perspectives [1 credit]
Effective legal practice increasing requires lawyers to work with professionals from other disciplines. Developing policy, responding to current social issues calls, and zealous advocacy all require collaborative and inter-disciplinary approaches. This course, developed between the UMB Schools of Law, Public Health, and Social Work, explores the complex problem of housing stability in Baltimore City. The course focuses on housing through an interprofessional lens. Together students explore the impact of laws, policies, and practices on individuals, communities, and society. The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies serve as a foundation framework for the learning objectives and outcomes of the course.
The course will feature a hybrid instruction format and a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instructions. Students must attend all in-person classes in order to enroll in the course. Students will complete one group project and one reflection paper and will engage in at least one discipline specific meeting with faculty during the semester.

SOWK 699.n [CRN 25068]—SP TOP: SBIRT Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment [1 credit]
The purpose of this course is to develop the ability to independently screen and provide brief interventions, and referral for treatment for substance use in community settings, including health centers, EAP, child welfare settings, criminal justice organizations, schools, and mental health providers. This course will use lectures, group discussion, and standardized client simulation to train students to conduct SBIRT screening in social work practice settings. This is a hands-on course that will give students an opportunity to apply this innovative evidence-based practice in real-world settings and a chance to build their practical skills for pose-graduate employment. This 1-credit course may be combined with other 1-credit offerings to fulfill elective credit requirements for the MSW degree.

SOWK 699.o [CRN 26476]—Global/Local Community-Based Participatory Research [3 credits]
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is a partnership between researchers and community that builds on community strengths and resources to generate questions that are suitable for research, fosters co-learning with the community, seeks to recognize the power-sharing process and address inequities as they occur, and aims to make a long-term commitment to the community relationships formed and ongoing work on the community generated concerns. CBPR is well-recognized, exciting, dynamic and mirrors community complexity. This approach considers current pressures on systems like COVID-19 responses.

Students enrolled in this course will learn the basics of the CBPR model with a particular focus on where multi-disciplined research plays a role. Readings and videos will point out where CBPR models have been successful in public health and beyond, and students will unpack the “how” of the projects. Students will consider their own field placements or other organizations they are partnered with to craft a project proposal around a community issue for the final paper. There are no exams.

Since it is key that students learn the CBPR model so that they can teach it to others, from January through March the focus will be on learning about the history, components, ethics, and challenges of this model. After Spring Break, we will engage with graduate students in Thailand enrolled at Prince Songkla University, through a model known as Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). COIL is a program based out of SUNY Albany (coil.suny.edu) that enhances intercultural student interaction through proven approaches to meaningful online engagement between university partners. Students in the CBPR course will create powerpoints to teach the Thai students what they have learned about CBPR in the preceding weeks. Thai students in turn will present to us about their understanding of CBPR and how they might use it in communities in Thailand. Presenting in English is a goal of the course they will be taking. A final project proposal will be the outcome of the course.

SWCL 756 Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice (below description applies only to CRN 28511) [3 credits]
This course in Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an online, multimodal approach to learning MI. MI is an evidence-based practice method developed by Bill Miller and Stephen Rollnick that supports healthy change processes for individuals, families, and groups. MI is a collaborative, client-centered approach for supporting goal attainment in a variety of health science and human service settings.
This is an online asynchronous course that is focused on building both knowledge and skill of the student. There will be optional synchronous skill practice sessions (Practice Labs) available on a regular basis. A requirement for the class will be submitting audio recordings of MI skill practice. The instructor will provide support and facilitation for opportunity to practice, this will require availability to meet up with another student on occasion during the semester. thus, please note that there will be approximately 3 hours of synchronous paired work if you are not able to obtain practice samples at your field or work setting.

Additional Course Descriptions are located here.