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Course Number: SCWK 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Group Work Intervention

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of the various stages of the group work treatment process with emphasis on roles, tasks, and potential problem areas. Topics include mechanics of group function, structure of groups, communication patterns within groups, effective group facilitation skills, and techniques used to address special population issues and needs. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SCWK 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Introduction to Social Work

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the social work profession and introduction to the terms, concepts, people, and critical events that have shaped the profession. Topics include the role of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in maintaining and strengthening social work education and standards; the importance of human service agencies in fostering or diminishing the quality of services; and developing an understanding of poverty and the impact of institutional racism, sexism, ageism. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SCWK 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Orientation to Social Services

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the basic concepts, information, and practices within the field of social services. Topics include a survey of the historical development of social services; social, legal, and clinical definitions, and review of current information regarding indications for and methods of treatment and/ or services. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SCWK 1365 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Social Work

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCWK 1313, SCWK 1321, SCWK 2311, and SCWK 2301.
Course Description: The 336 contact hours must be completed at an approved practicum site. Practical general training and experience in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be for pay or no pay. Roundtable seminar mandatory. (21 Ext.)


Course Number: SCWK 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Assessment and Case Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of procedures to identify and evaluate an individual's and/or family's strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs in order to develop an effective plan of action. Topics include oral and written communications essential for assessment, screening, intervention, prevention, case management, and referral. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SCWK 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Special Problems of Youth

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of the special needs of youth and their implications for social service workers delivering services to this population. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SCWK 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Human Behavior and the Social Environment

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: `
Course Description: A basic framework for creating and organizing knowledge of human behavior and the social environment. Introduction of social system, life span, and strength approaches to understanding human behavior and environment impact. Emphasis on the impact of human diversity, discrimination, and oppression on the individual's ability to reach or maintain optimal health and well-being. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SCWK 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Interviewing and Counseling Theories

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to Major theories of various treatment modalities including client-centered, psychodynamic, rational-emotive, and reality therapy. Topics include cognative/behavioral approaches such as behavior modification, life skills training, and an introduction to experimental therapies. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SCWK 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Abnormal Behavior

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the literature concerning maladaptive behavior including characteristics, classification, diagnosis, and treatment modalities. Topics include factors associated with defining and identifying abnormal behavior. (3 Lec.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.