2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Social Work/Human Services Skill Sets

Last Updated: 02/23/2009

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Gary Peterson social work

Faculty Signature Required: Spring Quarter.

Major areas of study include social work, counseling, human services, public policy, cultural studies, Native American studies and tribal policy.

Class Standing: This all-level program accepts up to 25% freshmen as well as supporting and encouraging those ready for advanced work.

Accepts Winter Enrollment: This program is accepting winter enrollment.

Accepts Spring Enrollment: This program with accept new students with appropriate background and who have a Social Work or Human Services related field placement opportunity in place.

This program is designed to prepare students to work in the social service delivery profession. We will explore causes of paridigm shifts in service delivery and how they effect good social work practice. We will explore disproportionality of children of color in the system and how it effects good social work practice. We will explore issues of class, gender, poverty and gay/lesbian issues in service provision. Cultural competence will be emphasized. Employment options in schools, public, private, and tribal agencies and others will be explored.

The first two quarters of the program are geared to provide foundation information/skills and the third quarter will consist of a field placement to practice skills learned. Fall quarter will also include an internship placement or independent study project to be arranged. Speakers and visiting lecturers will augment our study throughout the program. Students already working in social services professions may have the option of independent or weekend study for some of the credits.

Credits: 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 24

Internship Possibilities: Social work related placement including Tribal programs, with faculty approval.

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Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in social work, counseling, administration, human services, social services policy, Indian Child Welfare Services, and children's mental health.

Planning Units: Programs for Freshmen, Native American and World Indigenous Peoples' Studies

Program Revisions

Date Revision
February 23rd, 2009 Spring enrollment field utilized; signature field utilized.