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Fall 2019
Nov 30,2020
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SWRK 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: SOCIAL WORK
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Social Work Department

SWRK 202 - POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL WELFARE
This course is an inquiry into the economic, political, and social forces that have shaped the relationship between the state and the market forces from the Great Depression to present. It is a historical and theoretical investigation of the rise and demise of welfare capitalism in the United States and Western Europe. The course is divided in two (historical) parts. Political Economy of Social Welfare begins with the study of the Great Depression and the social forces that led to the creation of the New Deal as a solution to the crisis of capitalism. It investigates the welfare, and economic consequences of the social relations that emerged with the New Deal and were strengthened in the following decades. The second part introduces the students to contemporary globalization, and the economic and political forces that led to the demise of the New Deal, and the triumph of neo-liberalism in the United States and the rest of the world since the late 1970s. Political Economy of Social Welfare concludes with the study of the economic crisis that engulfed much of the world after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in fall 2008, and the future of public policy, and welfare capitalism.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Amer Politics & Soc.

SWRK 210 - INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY
This course offers an introduction to the complex interplay of biological, psychological, and socio-cultural influences involved in healthy aging and ageism in the United States and across the globe. Issues explored include identity change and caregiving, the right to die, social work ethics, service delivery, policies related to older adults--rights and income, as well as budgetary changes in the face of retirement and/or widowhood. Students explore service agencies first hand. Highlighted is the relationship between bio-psycho-social changes, the body and minds of older adults, as this new stage of development leads to role changes, loss of independence, and often, role reversal.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
GE TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE

SWRK 222 - HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL WELFARE
This course examines the historical development of social welfare institutions and the social work profession in modern industrial and post-industrial societies. Attention is focused on changes in the labor market, the relationship between social welfare programs and the growth of capitalism, the philosophical arguments surrounding the provision of social welfare services, the social demography of poverty, and issues facing today's social workers. This course is a prerequisite for admission into the social work program.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 223 - SOCIAL WORK IN THE INNER CITY
From social work's macro perspective, students will study how social and economic injustice impacts human development in urban, inner city communities. Co-learners will question selected assumptions, stereotypes, and images of oppressed communities in relation to the values, ethics and mission of social work practice. The implications and ramifications of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and dysfunctional schools systems will be studied as well as issues of race, class and socio-economic changes that have impacted human development in inner city communities.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
MN-Africana Studies, MJ-AMER-African-Amer Stds., GE TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE

SWRK 225 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK
This course is a pre-professional introduction to social work. Class work will focus on social work roles in the human services, agency structure and functioning, social work values and ethics, the nature of the helping process, and issues related to the delivery of social services. In addition, students will complete 80 hours of supervised fieldwork in a social service setting, intended to complement the course content. This course, together with SWRK 222 History and Philosophy of Social Welfare, is a prerequisite for admission into the Social Work Program. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course
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Social Work Department

SWRK 227 - CHILD WELFARE
This course examines the child welfare system and its historical development. Students will gain an understanding of the basic child welfare policies, programs and practices. A survey of supplemental, supportive, and substitute services is provided. Roles of the child welfare social worker in child protective services, adoption and foster care will be explored. In order to develop culturally competent practitioners the impact of poverty, oppression, race and ethnicity on children is discussed.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 230 - AIDS: SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES
(FORMERLY SWRK-330): This course will provide the opportunity to learn the most current global information available about the cultural and bio-psycho-social aspects of HIV/AIDS. Students will explore personal and societal values, and develop an understanding of the impact of culture on the social issues and roles ofthose who are HIV infected as Well as their family members. Students will expand their ethnocentric understanding about HIV/AIDS to a more culturally and diverse perspective by researching, presenting, and learning about the unique beliefsystems and challenges experienced by populations in a wide range of countries. These include studying about indigenous local healers in comparison with current medical treatment options. Students will become more informed citizens ofthe world by developing critical thinking skills with which to understand that the norms they take for granted are similar or vastly different to those of other countries outside ofthe United States in relation to HIV/AIDS. Students will do extensive research about domestic and international HIV/AIDS issues and integrate their learning using PowerPoint presentations in a professional manner. In addition, students will view global YouI‘ube.com HIV/AIDS Public Service Announcements and then create their own regarding U.S HIV/AIDS prevention.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

SWRK 251 - INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
(Formerly PSYC 251) This is the first course in the Substance Use Disorders minor sequence. This course will provide an overview of substance abuse from a Biopsychosocial perspective. A history of substance abuse trends and policy in the United States will be reviewed. The difference between substance use, abuse, and dependence will be discussed. The course will also introduce students to the various classes of substances commonly abused. Students will gain an understanding of the experience of people who are addicted to substances as well as the role of communities. Critical thinking will be used to evaluatge existing knowledge of substance abuse.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 270 - CULTURAL DIVERSITY: RACISM, OPPRESSION AND PRIVILEGE
FORMERLY SWRK-262: This course will focus on aspects and configurations of cultural and human diversity within the social environment. The course will examine individual, group, and community responses to cultural diversity and discrimination. Racism, sexism, ethnicity, ageism, homophobia, social class, and discrimination against the physically disabled and persons with AIDS will be explored from a developmental and ecological systems perspective. Students will analyze selected theories, concepts, and empirical data related to the harmful effects of inequality,discrimination, prejudice, and oppression.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course
All Sections for this Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Race & Ethnicity

SWRK 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: SOCIAL WORK
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Social Work Department

SWRK 307 - SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH METHODS
This course introduces the principles and methods of basic social work research. The development of both substantive research knowledge and methodological research are highlighted. The ethical conduct of research is taught within the context of social work purposes and values. The formulation of problems for study that address the social needs of diverse groups is emphasized. This course attempts to foster methods of research that promote a systematic examination of current knowledge, service delivery and outcomes, and the need for professional accountability. This course is for Social Work majors only.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course
All Sections for this Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 315 - SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH GROUPS
Social Work Practice with Groups introduces students to groups that function as an intervention in social work settings. Diagnostic and treatment procedures in a wide range of group settings are examined, including intensive group therapy, socialization, social support, psychological treatment, self-help, mutual aid, advocacy, and prevention. Particular attention is given to the recruitment and composition of groups, contracting and goal setting, leadership, structure of groups, phases of group development, conflict resolution, termination and evaluation of evidenced based group intervention. The ability to differentially use the professional self in various group modalities is a focus as well as are the ethical and social justice implications of engaging or of not engaging this practice modality.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 324 - SOCIAL WELFARE AND LAW
This course will explore the impact of law on the organization and delivery of social welfare services-- including public assistance, Food Stamps, child protective services and mental health treatment. The conflict between the rights of individuals and families and the responsibilities of the state will be highlighted. Legal issues for social workers and mental health professionals, such as malpractice liability, confidentiality, and discrimination, will be explored.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-LAWS-Law & Society Elective

SWRK 325 - THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK I
This course is the first of a three-semester course sequence studying the theory and practice skills utilized in generalist, beginning level social work practice. Within a two-day-a-week field placement in a social service agency and two weekly class sessions, students will learn social work practice skills working with individuals and families. Focus will be on the beginning, planning, and contracting phases of the helping process with individuals and families. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 8.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 326 - THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK II
Theory and Practice II is the second part of the three-semester practice course sequence. While the primary goal of the entire practice sequence is to teach those skills utilized in generic, beginning level social work, Theory and Practice II focuses on all stages of the helping process used in intervention with small groups and families. Students will continue with the same field placement begun in the first semester, with the expectation that by the end of the second semester they will have completed 400 hours of agency based practice for the year. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 8.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

SWRK 328 - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
This course provides an overview of the field of community mental health and will trace its development in response to deinstitutionalization. The course will examine treatment modalities for serious (or major) mental illnesses such as family psychoeducation (PE), assertive community treatment (ACT) teams, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and integrated dual diagnosis treatment (IDDT). Also included is a focus on the social policies which govern the mental health system, ethical issues in the treatment of mental illness, and current research on the treatment of the mentally ill within community settings.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 329 - SOCIAL WORK IN AGENCIES AND COMMUNITIES
This course will focus on the dimensions of macro social work practice. Macro practice encompasses agency administration, program planning, policy analysis, community organization, community development, and focuses on planned change in organizations and communities. Case histories of community organization efforts and community organization methods will be analyzed for the purpose of integrating theoretical and practice material with actual cases. In addition, students will be involved in a community-planning project, which incorporates various aspects of agency administration and planning. Students enrolled in the course will be placed in a once a week field practicum in a macro social work setting where they are expected to gain a working knowledge of community organization/macro practice methods. This course reinforces the foundation of the college’s General Education program and the core of the School of Social Science and Human Services. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 332 - DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR
(Formerly PSYC 330) This course will review substances commonly abused and their effects on the body as well as perinatal development in the case of pregnant women. Pharmacology and physiology will be discussed as relevant to the role of a substance abuse counselor. Drugs and Behavior will expose students to nicotine dependence as well as pharmacological approaches to its treatment. Compulsive behaviors, such as compulsive gambling will be reviewed. Furthermore, family education in the realm of biochemical and sociocultural influences will be addressed. The importance of thorough biopsychosocial asessment, community and professional education, and consultation will be emphasized.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 336 - COUNSELING FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS I
This course serves as an introduction to the field of substance abuse counseling and is designed to familiarize the student to the basics of counseling as applied to substance use disorders. It is the first of the two counseling courses for the Substance Use Disorders Minor and it provides a foundation, and is a prerequisite for the second course, Counseling Substance Abuse II. Counseling Substance Abuse I will introduce students to the basic counseling skills, such as paraphrasing and probing, as well as other important aspects of substance abuse counseling. Students will learn theories relevant to substance abuse counseling and how to apply them to their practice. Also covered is screening for substance use disorders, assessment, and individualized treatment planning. Furthermore, the importance of culture differences and how they influence substance abuse treatment will be discussed.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 338 - COUNSELING FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS II
This course will build on the skills acquired in Counseling Substance Abusers I and is designed to further develop counseling skills as applied to substance use disorders. Counseling Substance Abusers II will introduce students to conducting a Biopsychosocial assessment as well as assessing clients for co-occurring disorders and differential diagnosis. Assessment tools specific to the field of substance abuse will be reviewed as well as how to appropriately document clinical work with substance abusing clients. Specific evidenced-based approaches to substance abuse counseling such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing will be taught. The importance of professional growth, supervision, and consultation will also be addressed.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 339 - CASE MANAGEMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
(FORMERLY: SWRK 332 DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR) This course will provide students with an overview of case management services relevant to people with substance use disorders. The course will review four commonly referenced models of case management including: broker/generalist, strengths perspective, assertive community treatment, and clinical/rehabilitation. Students will also be made aware of the various resources available to individuals who misuse substances including: HIV, mental health, child and family, criminal justice, disability, and employment.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 362 - HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT I - THEORIES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Human Behavior and the Social Environment I is the first of two courses in the Human Behavior sequence. Students are introduced to substantive theories relevant to human development with a specific focus on the systemic and reciprocal influences of individuals and their environment. Developmental Systems Theory is used as a framework with which to foster this foundation. Theories to inform social work practice from individual systems, social systems, and other complex systems are reviewed.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

SWRK 363 - HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT II - LIFE CYCLE
This writing intensive course offers an understanding of the complex interplay of biological, psychological, and socio-cultural influences involved in human development throughout the life cycle. An ecological systems approach will be used to draw together basic concepts from biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and the environmental studies in order for students to understand human development from the prenatal stage through death
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

SWRK 388 - COOP/INTERNSHIP SOCIAL WORK
An academic program in which students are placed in work positions relevant to their academic majors and career goals. The program integrates academic work on-campus with supervised off-campus work experience in both the public and private sectors. Students may take up to two Co-ops in their academic career at Ramapo College. Students must be at least a Sophomore and have a 2.0 or better average to be eligible. Transfer students must have completed at least 16 credits at Ramapo.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Co-Op

Social Work Department

SWRK 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: SOCIAL WORK
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Social Work Department

SWRK 403 - INTEGRATIVE FIELDWORK: SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Students will work under supervision both at Ramapo and on-site in an appropriate agency dealing with substance abuse treatment and/or prevention programs. Fieldwork Insurance Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

SWRK 420 - CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL POLICY
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the formation and implementation of social policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Attention is focused on social welfare policies within their political and historical contexts, the socio-economic forces that impact them, their different effects on populations at risk and other groups, their social justice implications, and their system stabilization and destabilization dimensions. Additional emphasis will be given to the relationship between social work practice and policy, underlying value orientations, the political barriers to policy formation, the skills of political advocacy, and how the legislative, executive, and judicial branches interrelate with social policy. Also, attention will be given to how needs assessments, cost-benefit analysis, and social research are used in the policy making process.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Social Work Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

SWRK 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department

SWRK 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Work Department


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