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Curricular Items

Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Curricular Items

From the Chair of the College Senate Curriculum Committee
The following have been received in the College Senate Office and forwarded to the College Senate Curriculum Committee for fall review:

Course Revisions:
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I. Prerequisite: CHE 112. Chemistry of organic compounds. Chemical bonding and structures of organic molecules. Reactivity and stability of organic compounds. Organic reaction mechanisms. Elementary syntheses of organic molecules. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II. Prerequisite: CHE 201. Continuation of CHE 201. Reactions and mechanisms of organic functional groups, such as alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, acid derivatives, and aromatic compounds. Identifications of organic compounds using spectroscopic methods (UV, IR, NMR, and MS). Organic reaction mechanisms to predict reaction outcomes. Syntheses of organic molecules. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

CHE 406 Analytical Toxicology. Prerequisites: CHE 202 and CHE 301. Introductory analytical toxicology for pharmaceutical, forensic, and clinical analysis. Exploration of the main categories of inorganic and organic toxins, sample collection and treatment, chromatographic separation, spectroscopic and mass spectral determination of various toxic compounds in clinical, forensic, and environmental samples. Offered every other spring semester, beginning spring 2021.

FOR 416 Chemical Microscopy. Prerequisites: PHY 112 and FOR 312. Introductory optical and chemical microscopy for forensic analysis. Fundamental theory of microscopy. Physical properties of materials (refractive index, density, etc.). Basic topics in optics (electromagnetic radiation, refraction, reflection, interference, etc.). Operation, varieties, and capabilities of optical and chemical microscopes. Applications in analysis of physical features and chemical compositions of trace evidence such as hair, fiber, fabric, and minerals. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2021.

SWK 320 Social Services Organizations. Prerequisites: Social work major; junior or senior standing; BIO 101, CWP 102, SWK 220, SWK 301/319, SWK 307, SWK 308, and SWK 422; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major and overall. History, descriptions, and functions of social services organizations. Creation, implementation of social welfare policy and programs. Community assessment and community organizing. Social justice, human rights, NASW Code of Ethics. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2022.

SWK 419 Social Welfare Policy. Prerequisites: Social work major; senior standing; BIO 101, CWP 101, CWP 102, any PSY course, any SOC course, SWK 220, SWK 301, SWK 307, SWK 308, SWK 317, SWK 320, SWK 422, SWK 423, and SWK 424; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major and overall. The American social welfare state and its historical responses to need for diverse and different populations. Human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice. The interrelationship of poverty, marginalization, oppression, alienation, privilege, power, and acclaim. The impacts of justice and injustice on well-being, access to services, and the delivery of services. Students learn the social work skills of policy research, policy analysis, policy creation, macro social work ethics, online petitions, community needs assessments, researching community experts, community task force development, and writing letters to legislators. Offered fall semester, beginning fall 2021.

SWK 424 Groups. Prerequisites: Social work major; junior or senior standing; BIO 101, CWP 102, SWK 220, SWK 301, SWK 307, SWK 308, SWK 317, SWK 320, and SWK 422; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major and overall. Generalist social work group practice: outlines the basic issues and key concepts of group process and practice. Primary focus on group work at the generalist practice level. Includes developing and facilitating a psychoeducational group designed for a specific population and problem issue. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2022.

SWK 429 Policy Practice. Prerequisites: Social work major; senior standing; BIO 101, CWP 102, SWK 220, SWK 301, SWK 307, SWK 308, SWK 317, SWK 320, SWK 419, SWK 422, SWK 423, SWK 424, SWK 493, and SWK 496; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major and overall. Capstone policy course for social work majors. International human rights, and social, economic, and environmental justice are examined at agency, community, and federal levels. Examines the interrelationship of poverty, marginalization, oppression, alienation, privilege, power, and acclaim. Students learn culturally competent policy analysis, policy creation, community needs assessment, ethical research, program creation, grants, policy briefs, and presenting to legislative bodies. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2022.

SWK 496 Integrated Seminar I. Prerequisites: Social work major; senior standing; BIO 101, CWP 102, SWK 220, SWK 301, SWK 307, SWK 308, SWK 317, SWK 320, SWK 422, SWK 423, and SWK 424; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major and overall. The integration of coursework and the demonstration of social work practice behaviors and skills required by the Council on Social Work Education. Emphasis on the engagement and assessment phases of generalist practice. Students individualize learning objectives focused on engagement and assessment. Offered fall semester, beginning fall 2021.

Course Revision with Intellectual Foundations Designation:
DIVERSITY
SWK 301 Poverty and Public Policy. Prerequisite: sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Social welfare policies and social welfare programs. Historical treatment of poverty and the poor. Theories of poverty causation. Measurement of poverty and poverty demographics including race, age, gender, immigration status, and socioeconomic status. Social change strategies and advocacy. Requires 20 hours of volunteer work in addition to coursework. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2022.

Course Revision with Intellectual Foundations Infusion:
SWK 317 Research Methods in Social Work (CT, IM, W). Prerequisites: Social work major; junior or senior standing; BIO 101, CWP 102, SWK 220, SWK 301, SWK 307, SWK 308, and SWK 422; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major and overall. Application of research methods to generalist social work practice. Research ethics, evidence-based practice, and research design commonly used in social work practice evaluation. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2022. 

CT = Critical Thinking   IM = Information Management   W = Writing

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