Nov 30, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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SW 4921 - Field Seminar I

First of a two semester series, taken concurrently with SW 4960 and 4920. Provides an opportunity to integrate field experience with coursework and personal reflection. Through discussion and journaling, students process activities, questions, and concerns related to the field practicum. Students develop analytical, written, and presentation skills through assignments focused on use of self within the context of a social service organization. A variety of practice issues are addressed in a regional context including diversity, social justice, social work values and ethics, self-understanding, and professional development. NOTE; this course may be retaken only once (excluding withdrawals) with permission.

Credit Hours: 2
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will apply the change-process model of practice, which includes a focus on personal strengths.
  • Students will articulate and apply NASW ethical code pertaining to dual relationships, sexual misconduct, role clarification, and conflict of interest.
  • Students will articulate basic principles of managing social workers’ and clients’ safety.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and skill in social work core competencies and practice behaviors.
  • Students will develop a practice framework for generalist practice which includes social work values and ethics, knowledge, and skills.
  • Students will internalize a professional identity based on social work values and ethics.
  • Students will reflect on issues of power and privilege, race and ethnicity, gender, economics, and family culture, in relation to self and to others, in order to increase self-awareness and to develop cultural competency in practice.
  • Students will understand and articulate the requirements for a social work license in Ohio.

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