Graduate Course Descriptions

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6445. Social and Behavioral Science: Knowledge Base for Practice with Large Target Systems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to doctoral students in Social Work, others with permission.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides substantive knowledge from social science disciplines that inform macro practice with large systems and fields of macro practice (community organization, administration and policy practice). It is expected that students demonstrate competence in understanding the development and application of major social science theoretical models relevant to macro practice and with the empirical evidence that supports these theories. Ethical implications for social work of knowledge developed by disciplines with different value bases are considered. Explores the evolution and development of macro practice in the United States with an emphasis on the use of methods of community organization and policy practice in social work. These distinct methods, as well as different practice models associated with them, will be considered in the context of the social work profession and practice.


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Term Class Number Campus Instruction Mode Instructor Section Session Schedule Enrollment Location Credits Grading Basis Notes
Spring 2022 16673 Hartford In Person Fisher, Robert H01 Reg Th 3:30pm‑6:00pm
4/10 HSSW 101 3.00 Graded