Social Work

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work offers its Master's in Social Work (MSW) program on the UW-Eau Claire campus in cooperation with the UW-Madison Department of Social Work. The UW-Madison School of Social Work has a national reputation for excellence among schools of social work.

Graduate Faculty

Leah Olson-McBride, Ph.D. (Chair)
Lisa Quinn-Lee, Ph.D.
 

All 500- and 600-level graduate courses include requirements or assignments which differentiate them from 300- and 400-level undergraduate courses. Students who have taken a course at the 300- or 400-level may not include that course at the 500- or 600-level in a graduate program, except in the case of special topics courses when the topic is not the same as that taken at the undergraduate level. Course restrictions listed are based on the undergraduate course. Questions regarding course restrictions for graduate students should be directed to the appropriate department office.

SW 560 Death and Bereavement (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SOC 101 or PSYC 100 or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with SW 360 and NRSG 360/NRSG 560. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses. No credit if taken after SOC 318, PSYC 339 or SW 350.

Through the study of current theory and research, this interdisciplinary course is designed to facilitate student understanding of death and bereavement from a lifespan, family, and cultural perspective.

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SW 605 Culturally Competent SW Practice (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SW 320

• Cross-listed with SW 405. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Understanding different minority groups of color with special focus on social services, programs, and ethnic-sensitive practice issues.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SW 624 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (3 crs)

• Cross-listed with SW 424. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Diagnosis, causal theories, current treatment methods, prognosis, and prevention related to the field of alcohol and other drug abuse.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SW 691 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

• Cross-listed with SW 491.

Selected social work issues of current interest that affect practice.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option