Cross Listed Macro Courses

Here are the Macro courses that are cross-listed:

SWCL/SWOA 753 SW RESPONSE TO MASS VIOL/DISASTER
This course is designed to provide students with advanced learning opportunities intended to increase students’ knowledge of how to apply different theories and intervention strategies to the social work assessment and response to mass violence and disaster. Crisis theory, used to guide crisis intervention and response to traumatic events, in addition to prevention and preparedness among diverse groups and communities, will be studied. Multiple conceptualizations of exposure to human-made andnatural disaster will be discussed, ranging from acute to chronic, complex and long-term trauma reactions. The class will explore evidence-based interventions, controversies and emerging areas of practice with various populations who experience trauma across multiple settings. Larger social, cultural, and political forces will be considered with regard to how they influence exposure, response and recovery from traumatic events. Finally, the impact of working with individuals and communities exposed to traumatic events on social workers will be reviewed with recommendations for self-care. This is an advanced clinical methods course. It is also offered as SWCL 753 for those wanting an advanced macro methods course. The major assignment for the course will vary according to the concentration (SWCL or SWOA) chosen.

SWCL/SWOA 738 FINANCIAL STABILITY:IND/FAM/CO
This course examines barriers to and opportunities for the financial stability of individuals, families, and the impact of low wealth in communities. The course uses a comprehensive approach examining social programs and direct practice interventions, financial services, and policies that can move individuals, families, and communities along the asset-building continuum. The impact of issues such as life stage, social class, and cultural background will be examined. Policy issues include savings, consumer protection, tax credits, public benefits, and innovative programs; practice issues include financial assessment and goal setting, financial coaching, and integrating financial interventions with traditional psychosocial interventions. This is an advanced clinical methods course. It is also offered as SWCL 734 for those wanting an advanced macro methods course. The major assignment for the course will vary according to the
concentration (SWCL or SWOA) chosen.

SWCL/SWOA 750 SOCIAL WORK IN EDUCATION
This is an advanced Macro methods class; it is also offered as SWCL 750 for those wanting an advanced clinical methods course. The major assignment for the course will vary according to the concentration (SWCL or SWOA) chosen. This course will present knowledge and critical skills for engaging in social work practice from preschool through high school in educational settings across the continuum from direct or clinical practice, to school- and district-level programming and policy, as well as partnering with community stakeholders and organizations to advance programming and policy.