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PhD Courses

SocW 508: Models of Social Work Scholarship and Knowledge Development I - 3 credit hours. Functions of scholarship in social work, contributions of scholarship to social and economic justice, research methodologies and knowledge building processes for practice and policy analysis. Extensive computer use required. Previously listed as SocW 592. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the PhD in Social Work program or consent of the instructor.

SocW 509: Models of Social Work Scholarship and Knowledge Development II -
3 hours. Functions and processes of research in social work, knowledge-building methodologies and the contributions of multiple research models to the growth of knowledge for the profession. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): SocW 508.

SocW 577: Social Welfare History - 3 credit hours 
Social work history in context of political, economic and social developments; focus on gender, class, and race and critical application of theoretical models.  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to the PhD in Social Work program or consent of instructor.

SocW 590: Analysis of Social Work Practice Approaches - 3 credit hours 
Historical and current developments in the conceptualization of social work practice.  Implications of practice approaches for contributing to social justice.  Values and ethics addressed. Prerequisite(s):  Admission to the PhD in Social Work program or consent of instructor.

SocW 591: Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Development -  3 credit hours
Analysis of social welfare policies with particular attention to issues of social and economic justice; conceptual models for analysis; application of models to selected problems. Prerequisite(s):  Admission to the PhD in Social Work program or consent of instructor.

SocW 593: Quantitative Methods in Social Work Research -  3 credit  hours
Selected statistical and analytic methods as applied to social issues.  Use of computerized tools, sampling, hypothesis testing, descriptive and inferential procedures, introduction to multivariate analysis. Prerequisite(s):  Admission to the PhD in Social Work program or consent of instructor.

SocW 594: Dissertation Proseminar in Social Work - 3 credit hours.  Preparation in development of dissertation focus and planning of dissertation research. Readings are assigned and discussed in class.  Emphasis on ideas for dissertation topic, topic formulation, operationalization, and research design. Prerequisites: SocW 592 and 593.

SocW 595: Seminar in Social Work Education - 3 credit  hours. Preparation for role as social work educator. Historical development of social work education, with special emphasis on relation between curriculum design and the accreditation process. Pedagogical issues, such as selecting educational objectives and teaching methods and evaluating of student performance. Student must participate in a teaching laboratory. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the PhD in Social Work program.

596: Proseminar on Selected Topics and Issues in Social Work - 2 to 4 credit hours. May be repeated for credit. Review and critique of selected areas of social work content, theory, or practice. State of current knowledge and needed research are stressed. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the PhD in Social Work program.

599: PhD Thesis Research - 0 to 16 credit hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U grade only. Individual research, under faculty direction, on social work doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor