19 chapter 1(Discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
21 chapter 2
24 chapter 2
26 chapter 2(Discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
28 Lost Art of Listening (1-6)
Oct. 1 chapter 3
3 chapter 3
5 chapter 3(Discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
8 chapter 4
10 chapter 4
12 chapter 4
15 chapter 4(discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
17 chapter 5
19 chapter 5
22chapter 5(discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
24 chapter 6
26 chapter 6
29 chapter 6(Discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
31 chapter 7
Nov. 2 chapter 7
5 chapter 7(Discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
7 Lost Art of Listening (7-12)
9 chapter 8
12 chapter 8
14 chapter 8(Discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
16 chapter 9
26 chapter 9
28 chapter 9(Discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
30 chapter 10
Dec. 3 chapter 10
5 chapter 10(Discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
7 chapter 11
10 chapter 11
12 chapter 11(Discuss and turn in end of chapter assignments)
14 Final Exam in class
This course will expose students to the practice of social work by blending values, skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the field of social work. Students will become familiar with the development and background of social work as a profession and gain an understanding of the problem solving process as it relates to the practice of social work. Throughout the semester students will be exposed to the following areas: human interaction and the communication process; practice unique to family dynamics; how ones influence can produce an effect on another person; the process of self-knowledge; social histories and how they are used; skills required in working in a one-on-one situation; and finally, how the environment influences the worker-client interactions.
There will be Two exams throughout the semester including the final. All exams will be in class unless otherwise posted.
The Lost Art of Listening Group Dialogues:
Students will be placed into small "discussion groups" in reference to the book "The Lost Art of Listening" and will meet in class on the assigned days to discuss the chapters. Each student must have read the chapters PRIOR to the date the chapter is to be discussed. Each member of the group will be required to bring the following to class:
1. One 3X5 note card per chapter labeled: "Questions"; students will be required to come up with at least "three" thought provoking questions per chapter intended to stimulate group discussion. (the four note cards will be turned in to the instructor at the end of the class period)
Portfolios: In this course you will begin putting together your social work portfolio. You will be required to include the three areas listed below in your portfolio and will submit it to the instructor on the last day of class:
1. Self-evaluation paper:
Three page self-evaluation paper, title page, double spaced. Discuss your readiness to become a social worker and areas that will either impede or enhance your chances for success in this field. This must be completed and ready to turn in with your portfolio the last day of class. NOTE: APA format.
93% - 100% A 73% - 76% C
90% - 92% A- 70% - 72% C-
87% - 89% B+ 67% - 69% D+
83% - 86% B 63% - 66% D
80% - 82% B- 60% - 62% D-
77% - 79% C+ 0% - 59% F
Generalist practice in the BYU-Idaho Social Work program is characterized by:
(1) Entry level social work practice wherein the student has acquired core knowledge for social work practice; including development of knowledge and skill to engage in professional relationship, identifying issues, problems, resources, assessments, appropriate intervention, evaluation, and termination with diverse client systems (individual, family, group, organization, and community).
(2) Operation from a multidimensional perspective i.e. multiple theoretical perspectives, (systems theory, ecological theory) and a holistic foundation.
(3) Generalist practice is carried out using professional values/ethics, appreciation, sensitivity to human diversity, and the pursuit of social and economic justice.
GOALS FOR SOCIAL WORK 362:
1. This course will help the student be more prepared for the social work profession through the development of knowledge about the methods used in social work practice and it theoretical frameworks. Each student will learn fundemental skills needed in the social work profession to become skilled communicators, allowing them to work more efficiently with individuals, families, groups, communities and society. This course will stress social work knowledge and competency in working with all populations and cultures.
2. To help social work students of diverse interests and abilities to become critical thinkers, to become leaders in the areas of working more effectively with social policy, social service delivery systems and wherever they seek professional employment. This course will also assist the student in becoming better equipped to work with individuals, groups, families, communities and society.
3. Finally, this course will provide the student with the necessary skills that will teach community leadership skills and provide an opportunity to integrate the knowledge, skills and values learned in this course within the specific cultures of their clients.
OBJECTIVES FOR SOCIAL WORK 362:
The student will:
1. Develop professional knowledge and skills necessary to be proficient in group facilitating and practicing within different cultures and human diversity.
2. Understand and apply social work values, ethics and principles of social work practice within the context of a community setting. (goal 3)
3. Be exposed to critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice; develop greater knowledge by drawing on their own broad general education background
4. Develop a greater understanding of human diversity; understand and appreciate human diversity; be able to identify discrimination and oppression and explore ways to advance social and economic justice within the context of community settings. (goals1,2,3)
5. Apply skills of the generalist social work model within the community settings and with systems of all sizes. (goals 1,2)
6. Be able to apply and integrate a variety of social work methods and theoretical frameworks when working with individuals, families, organizations, communities, culture and society; Develop a better understanding of the bio-psycho-social context of individual human development and behavior. (goals1,2)
7. Increase their capacity to communicate in a variety of social work situations and contexts, ie. Communications with clients, co-workers. (goals 1,2)
8. Develop the skill, leadership and knowledge necessary to work more effectively with organizations, and social systems, and to seek necessary change. (goals 1,2,)
EVALUATIVE STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL WORK 362:
(NOTE: passing grade of C or better and positive evaluation of student performance)
1. Successful completion of the curriculum outlined in the syllabus (written exams, papers, exercises and other assignments as outlined)
2. Portfolio file illustrating the integration of knowledge, values and skills learned in the course
3. Student evaluation of the course upon completion
4. Assessment by the instructor of the students ability to integrate knowledge and skills learned in this course.
5. Assessment by the instructor of students skill level in working with human diversity in counseling situations.
6. Successful completion of University general education requirements.
Direct Practice in Social Work: Boyle, Hull, Mather, Smith, Farley
The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships; Michael P. Nichols, PhD.
Bartlett, H. (1970). "The common base of social work practice." New York. National Association of Social Workers.
Egan, G. (1982a). Exercises in helping skills: A training manual to accompany the skilled helper. (2nd ed.). Monterey, CA. Brooks/Cole
Loewenberg, F.M., & Dolgoff, R. (1996). Ethical decisions for social work practice (5th ed.). Itasca, IL: F.E. Peacock.
Morales, A.T., & Sheafor, B.W. (1998). Social Work: A profession of many faces (8th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
National Association of Social Workers (1996a). Code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. Washington, DC: Author
NOTE: In compliance with applicable DISABILITY LAWS, qualified students with a disability may be entitled to "reasonable accommodation." It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any special needs he/she may have before the end of the first week of class.
All students are expected to follow the honor code that you agreed to comply with upon application for admission to BYU-I.
Schedule and syllabus are general outlines, instructor reserves the right to make modifications as needed.