This section of the Catalog includes course descriptions, listed alphabetically by discipline. The descriptions provide information on course numbers, titles, the level of instruction, credit, course sequence, content, and prerequisites as shown in the following example:
SWKM 5000 Generalist Practice in a Multicultural Society
Credits: 4 (4 + 0)
Prerequisite: SWKM 5150
This course provides students with the knowledge, values and skills for generalist practice with diverse client systems. The course focuses on the ethics and values, professional relationships, interviewing, assessment, and evaluation at the micro, mezzo, and/or macro levels.
The first four letters, called the course subject code, represent the area of study or discipline, e.g., SWKM represents social work (master’s level). The course number follows the course subject code, e.g., 5000. The first digit in a four-digit course number designates the level of instruction. Only courses numbered 5000 or above will be included in credits toward a degree. Following each course number is the semester hours of credit. As an example, SWKM 5000-4 is a master’s level, four-credit course. After the course number is the course title, which is followed by the number of credit hours (5) and a second set of numbers in parentheses indicating the division of time between lecture, laboratory, and field experience. The first digit represents the number of lecture hours each week of a 15-16 week semester, and the second digit indicates the number of laboratory, shop, or field hours. Lecture hours equate one hour per week of contact to one credit hour; laboratory experience equates two hours of contact per week to one credit hour. Course descriptions provide a summary of the content of the course. If a prerequisite must be met before a student can register for the course, this information is listed above the course description.