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Curricular Items

Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2021

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 2021 review:

New Course:
EXE 524 Sign Language for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Communication skills for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or other developmental disabilities or delays using functional sign language and other communication modalities. Overview of the nature and characteristics of ASD and the impact communication has on behavior, social-emotional development, and activities of daily living. Evidence-based assessments and interventions for communication and behavioral aspects of ASD. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2023.

Course Revisions:
SWK 423 Interventive Methods. Prerequisites: Social work major; SWK 220, SWK 307, SWK 308, SWK 422, and SWK 301; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major and overall. Focus on generalist social work practice behaviors and skills for evidence-based intervention with diverse populations across the lifecycle, and ethical guidelines for social work practice. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2023.

SWK 493 Field Practicum I. Prerequisites: Social work major; SWK 317, SWK 320, SWK 423, and SWK 424; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major and overall. Focus on integration and demonstration of practice behaviors and skills used for social work engagement and assessment. Includes social work field practice supervision and evaluations that integrate and support all social work coursework and accompanying required social work field internship. Offered fall semester, beginning fall 2022.

SWK 494 Field Practicum II. Prerequisites: Social work major; SWK 419, SWK 493, and SWK 496; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major and overall. Focus on integration and demonstration of practice behaviors and skills used for social work intervention. Includes social work field practice supervision and evaluations that integrate and support all social work coursework and accompanying required social work field internship. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2023.

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