Prerequisites: SOCW 624, Human Behavior and Social Systems II
SOCW 652, Social Policies, Programs, and Services II
SOCW 658, Integrative Approaches to Social Work Intervention II SOCW 671, Research Methods for Social Workers Course Description:
Examines the organizational aspects of the human service delivery system as it relates to fields of practice, including mental health, substance abuse, disabilities, and employment. Focuses on development of leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills necessary for agency management, including budgeting, personnel, marketing, and risk management.
This graduate-level course is designed to prepare students for advanced social work practice in human service delivery systems. As such, it builds upon the human behavior, social policy, social work intervention, and research methods foundation courses. This course provides graduate students with the knowledge and skills for management and administration. The course will follow a seminar format and involve lectures followed by class discussions, and class exercises on management issues faced by social work administrators. Case studies will be used to demonstrate current issues in practice. Video and current internet resources will supplement course materials. Graduate students are encouraged to actively participate in discussion.