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Course Number: SOCW 2361 (3 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Introduction to Social Work

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: An overview of the history and development of social work as a profession. The course is designed to foster a philosophical, historical, and critical understanding of the social work profession, including social work values, ethics, and areas of practice utilized under a Generalist Intervention Model. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4407015124


Course Number: SOCW 2362 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 9, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Social Welfare: Legislation, Programs, and Services

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: This course offers a historical and contemporary examination of legislation and resulting programs, policies, and services in the context of the social welfare system in the United States. Special attention is given to the political, economic, environmental, and social conditions that prompted the development of legislation to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Societal responses to legislation are also considered. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4407015224


Course Number: SOCW 2389 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 9, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Academic Cooperative

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: SOCW 2361.
Course Description: A supervised experiential learning course designed to integrate program study with introductory exposure to the field of social work. In conjunction with individual study and/or seminars, the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of social work and/or social institutions. The academic cooperative is not a social work skills-based practice experience, but instead, an observational volunteer experience. The course must include a minimum of 80 contact hours (48 hours in a social service setting). (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4407015324



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.