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3-Year Distance Education MSW Program Plan of Study

 

Course Sequence

Semester(Year1)

* Generalist Curriculum

Course  No.             Course Title   Credit Hours
FALL SOWO 500 Human Development in Context I: Infancy to Adolescence 3
  SOWO 530 Foundations of Social Welfare Policy 3
SPRING SOWO 501 Confronting Oppression and Institutional Discrimination 3
  SOWO 505 Human Development in Context II: Adulthood to Older Adulthood 3

Semester (Year 2)

** Generalist Curriculum cont.

     

FALL

SOWO 540 Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups 3
  SOWO 570 Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities 3
  SOWO 520 Field Practicum I 3
  SOWO 524 Field Seminar 1
SPRING SOWO 510 Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice and Program Evaluation 3
 

SOWO 740

or

SOWO 770

Implementing Evidence-Informed Practice w/ Individuals, Families & Groups   

or

Implementing Evidence-Informed Practice w/Organizations & Communities

3
  SOWO 521 Field Practicum II 3
  SOWO 524 Field Seminar 1

(Year 3)

*** Advanced Curriculum

     
FALL
  Advanced Theory/Practice 3
    Electives 6
  SOWO 820 Field Practicum III 6
SPRING   Advanced Policy 1.5
    Advanced Research 3
    Electives 4.5
  SOWO 821 Field Practicum IV 6
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS     62

*Course work is offered both semesters on Fridays at the program location (Chapel Hill or Winston-Salem).

** Course work is offered both semesters on Fridays at the program location (Chapel Hill or Winston-Salem). Field practicum is for approximately 16 hours per week both semesters.

*** Course work is offered both semesters on Mondays and Tuesdays in Chapel Hill. Field practicum is for approximately 24 hours per week both semesters.

Field Placement

Students generally complete their field placement in their home community. Staff from our Field Education Department and faculty advisors meet with students to discuss their learning objectives and career goals for field placement. Students are matched with agencies and field instructors based on learning objectives. Field placement in a student's employing agency requires special arrangements and approval from the Field Education director.