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 School of Social Work. The UW-Madison School of Social Work has a national reputation for excellence among schools of social work.
Leah Olson-McBride, Ph.D. (Chair)
Mary Nienow, Ph.D.Lisa Quinn-Lee, Ph.D.
Jamie Tester, J.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.
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The bold first line is the capitalized course abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number, title and credits.
Prerequisite: Coursework to be completed and/or requirements to be met before taking the course.
Course description: Summary of the purpose and key topical areas of the course.
Attributes: Indicates Liberal Education (LE) (or General Education-GE) area for which the course may fulfill a requirement and/or special course fee requirements.
NOTE: Attributes are term specific to the term course is taken. Defer to the Schedule of Classes in CampS for term specific attributes.
GE – General Education applies to requirements in catalogs prior to Fall 2016.
Courses listed in the prerequisite that are not linked indicate that the course is inactive and is listed for historical purposes.
The unit of credit is the semester hour. It is defined as one class hour per week (or its equivalent) for one semester. Thus, a lecture-discussion course which meets three hours per week ordinarily carries three semester credits. Laboratory and studio classes usually require two hours in class as the equivalent of one semester credit.
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