Jul 15, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

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SW 3801 - Introduction to Social Work Practice Methods

Focuses on development of effective social work communication skills as they relate to social work relationship and professional practice. Learn to apply social work ethics to practice especially in regard to diverse populations. Cultural sensitivity and professional self awareness will also be components of the course.

Requisites: SW major and (Jr or Sr)
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:  

  • Gain awareness of ethnic and cultural aspects of human functioning and integrate a fundamental understanding of cultural competence in beginning stages of work with clients.
  • Identify a variety of verbal responses and demonstrate appropriate use of each; become aware of elements in nonverbal communication and identify and use effective nonverbal behaviors.
  • Understand the ethical foundation of social work practice and how the elements of the social work relationship influence the interview process.
  • Understand the process of the social work interview and describe the characteristics of each stage in that process.

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