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Elective Information

General Information

Six (6) hours of elective courses are required for the standard foundation degree program, and three (3) hours for the Advanced Standing program. Special Topics courses/seminars (4V80, 5V80, 5V70) and/or other courses approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies may be taken to fulfill the elective requirement.

Approved Electives

Courses may be added to the list of approved electives by completing a MSW petition--Approve Elective form and submitting it to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies for approval.     

Dual degree students may petition to transfer courses from their Truett professional transcript to their MSW graduate transcript by completing the MSW petition to transfer Truett course to grad transcript form.

To transfer courses from another university, please complete the MSW petition to transfer credit from another University form and submit to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies for approval.


Social Work Electives

4315 Foundation for Social Justice
Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing or graduate student.
Examines theories and practices of social justice as related to oppressed groups in a multicultural society utilitizing religious and nonreligious perspectives. Addresses issues of power, inequality and privilege and the diverse experiences of oppressed groups in framing strategies to promote social justice. 4315 Social Justice Syllabus

4316 Loss and Mourning
Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing or graduate student.
Specialized knowledge and skills for loss and grief and therapeutic interventions for the bereaved, including bereaved children. Preparation for work with loss of relationship and health across the lifespan. Emphasis on religious faith and grief, and the response of faith communities and religiously affiliated providers to suicide, divorce, loss of parental rights, and other disenfranchised grief. 4316 Loss and Mourning Syllabus

4317 Human Trafficking
Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing or graduate student.
This course is designed to help students gain a better understanding of contemporary human trafficking and modern day slavery. The roles that entities such as government, the media, faith-based organizations, organized crime and culture play in this complex human rights and social (in)justice issue will also be explored. 4317 Human Trafficking Syllabus

4393 Sociology of Aging (Cross-listed as GRT 4393 and SOC 4393)
Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing.
Impact of aging upon individuals and society, as well as the reactions of individuals and society to aging. Social gerontology is the principal focus of attention of the course. 4393 Sociology of Aging Syllabus

4395 Aging and Mental Health (Cross-listed as GRT 4395 and SOC 4395)
Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing.
Mental health needs and related problems of aging individuals with considerable discussion fo approved mental health treatments for such persons. 4395 Aging and Mental Health Syllabus

4V80 Special Topics  1 to 3 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): Upper-level standing or graduate student.
Provides instruction in areas of social work knowledge, values, and/or skills that are not available in the standard social work baccalaureate or graduate curricula. Course may be repeated up to six times with different topic of study, not to exceed maximum of six semester hours.

5V70 Independent Study in Social Work  1 to 3 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
Independent study in Social Work course may be repeated up to six times with different topics of study, not to exceed a maximum of six semester hours to fulfill elective credit. 5V70 Syllabus Template and Instructions

5V80 Advanced Special Topics  1 to 3 sem hrs.
Prequisite(s): Graduate student.
Provides advanced instruction in areas of social work knowledge, values, and/or skills that are not available in the standard social work graduate curriculum. Course may be repeated up to six times with different topic of study, not to exceed maximum of six semester hours.


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