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The TU @ TCC BSW Course Curriculum

Fall – Junior Year  (15 credits)

  1. Introduction to Social Work (Online) – An introduction and overview of the profession of social work exploring all levels of social work practice.
  2. Cultural Diversity (Online) – An exploration of the diversity of cultures and lifestyles that social workers encounter and how to be most effective in assisting these populations.
  3. Social Work Practice with Individuals (Hybrid Presentation -Mondays 5:30 to 7:00 PM at TCC) - The social work practice classes provide the theory and actual skills building exercises for meeting clients, gaining rapport, and doing the social work interview which is the foundation for creating a plan for change.
  4. Ethics in Human Services (Hybrid Presentation:  Mondays 7:00 to 8:30 PM at TCC) - This class explores the ethical boundaries within which social workers must practice.
  5. Scholarly Writing for Social Workers:  (Online Hybrid: Wednesdays at 7:00 on Collaborate – Collaborate is an online synchronous classroom environment.  Access to a computer with speakers or a headphone is required.  A computer headset with a microphone is preferred) As a social work professional, students must develop the ability to read, write, and critique scholarly works.

Spring – Junior Year (15 Credits)

  1. Human Behavior in the Social Environment: (Online) – Using the “Person in Environment” Perspective, this classroom explores human development over the lifespan.
  2. Special Topics in Social Work:  (Online) – A contemporary issue in social work is explored.
  3. Social Work Practice with Families (Hybrid Presentation: Mondays at 5:30-7:00 PM at TCC)– This is a theory and skills based class based on assisting students to work with families around a variety of social work issues.
  4. Social Welfare Policy (Hybrid Presentation: Mondays 7:00-8:30 PM at TCC) -  This course explores the “macro” based issues that influence the lives of social work clients such as social welfare legislation, Medicare, Medicaid, and TANF.
  5. Research Methods (Online Hybrid:  Wednesdays at 7:00 on Collaborate – Collaborate is an online synchronous classroom environment.  Access to a computer with speakers or a headphone is required.  A computer headset with a microphone is preferred) - Social work professionals must be able to understand scholarly research and be able to apply research methods to their own practice.

Fall – Senior Year (12 Credits)

  1. Social Work Practicum – (6 credits)-  Social work students must work 2 days a week (14-16 hours per week/200 hours per semester) as an intern, under the guidance of a social work supervisor, at a non-profit agency, school, or social service organization.
  2. Social Work Seminar – (Hybrid Presentation:  Mondays 5:30 to 7:00 PM at TCC)-   This seminar class provides a setting for students to integrate classroom theory with the actual practice experience they are receiving in their field placement.
  3. Social Work Practice with Groups:  (Hybrid Presentation: Mondays at 7:00 PM)-  Understanding the structure and theory of groups is essential to small group practice.  This involves not only learning how to run a small group or committee but having a basic understanding of group dynamics and goals.

Spring – Senior Year (12 Credits)

  1. Social Work Practicum – (6 credits)- This is a continuation of the first semester placement of 2 days a week (14-16 hours per week/200 hours per semester)
  2. Social Work Seminar – (Hybrid Presentation:  Mondays 5:30 to 7:00 PM at TCC)-  Continuation of the first semester seminar.
  3. Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations:  (Hybrid Presentation: Mondays at 7:00 PM)- Macro based social work practice involves working with communities, agencies, and legislation to influence change for our client populations.
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