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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 6:00 PM-7:30 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 7:30 to 9:00 PM at TCC) - This class explores the ethical boundaries within which social workers must practice.
  5. Social Work Related Elective – Online (3 credits):  Any 3 credit elective related to social work approved by your advisor.

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. Social Work Practice with Families (Hybrid Presentation: Mondays at 6:00-7:30 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.
  3. Social Welfare Policy (Hybrid Presentation: Mondays 7:30 to 9:00 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.
  4. Research Methods (Online Hybrid or Hybrid):  Social work professionals must be able to understand scholarly research and be able to apply research methods to their own practice.
  5. Social Work Related Elective - Online (3 credits):  Any 3 credit elective related to social work approved by your advisor.

Fall – Senior Year (15 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 6:00 PM-7:30 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 7:30 to 9:00 PM at TCC)-  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.
  4. Social Work Related Elective (3 credits):  Any 3 credit elective related to social work approved by your advisor.

Spring – Senior Year (15 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 6:00 PM-7:30 PM at TCC)-  Continuation of the first semester seminar.
  3. Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations:  (Hybrid Presentation: Mondays 7:30 to 9:00 PM at TCC)- Macro based social work practice involves working with communities, agencies, and legislation to influence change for our client populations.
  4. Free Elective - Online (3 credits):  Any 3 credit elective of your choosing and approved by your advisor.

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