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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
SOC 450
Research Methods
Fundamentals of the research process and methods including, research design, interview and questionnaire construction, sampling methodology, basic descriptive and inferential statistics, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. P,rerequisites: SOC 211; 3 hours of statistics or permission of the instructor.|
SOC 451
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative research seeks to integrate the lived experience with principles from the scientific method. This course is designed to provide an overview of qualitative research methods and techniques used for conducting sociological research such as c,ase studies, unobtrusive methods, participant observation, choices of observer status role, recording data, uses of technical equipmrnt, key informants, interviewing techniques, and ethical considerations in employing such methods and procedures. The, course examines the use of these methods and techniques in both academic and applied research. Prerequisite: SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SOC 452
Sex,Gender & Social
Investigates the social consequences of the cultural universal that all societies categorize their members according to sex. Focuses on the learning, maintaining, and changing of gender roles in various institutional settings, especially the family,,education, religion, politics, and work. Prerequisite: SOC 211.|
SOC 499
Supervised Field Placemt
With the approval and under the supervision of a member of the sociology faculty, students are placed in field-work settings, e.g., child welfare agencies, offices of aging, divisions of the criminal justice system, community development agencies, et,c., where they will observe and work with persons responsible for carrying out a range of specific human services. Requires a 10-hour commitment each week. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, junior standing, and, six hours in sociology.|
SW 211
Prin Of Social Work
Overview of social work as a profession with an introduction to social work with individuals, groups, families, and communities. Students examine a basic set of concepts, principles, and elements of practice. Fall, annually.|
SW 212
Social Work With Groups
A study of the practice of group work, group dynamics and the use of various types of groups in social work settings. Spring, annually.|
SW 225
Soc Work Child & Youth
The study of social work approaches to prevention, intervention, and treatment of problems facing families and children. Examines concepts, policies, and practice issues in the field of child and family welfare. Spring, annually.|
SW 310
Crisis Intervention
This course is designed to prepare students in the helping professions with the skills to handle short term crisis situations within a generalist social work framework. The focus of the course is on crisis, emergency, disaster management and preventi,on. At the completion of this course students will understand the nature of crisis and its impact on the lives of diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities. Prerequisites are Soc 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 315
Social Welfare
Examines the nature of social welfare policies and programs in the U.S. An overview of the history and administration of major social welfare programs is presented. Examines programs for the poor, the mentally ill, the disabled, children and families, at-risk, the unemployed, and the aged in our society. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
SW 320
Human Sexuality and Soc Work
This course lays the foundation for understanding human sex and sexuality for beginning level social work practitioners who will need this information in their work with clients i.e. in sexual counseling, in policy and service discussions about sex e,ducation, and in public health issues related to sexual behavior with an emphasis on deiversity and inclusiveness. Prerequisites include Soc 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 340
Health Care Policies & Systems
This course explores the role of social work in health care policies and systems. It examines the conceptual framework of health, mental health, and access to health care in society. Students will examine the health status of disadvantaged and at-ris,k populations and consider implications for policy, practice, and economic justice in society. Prerequisites are SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 350
Geron Soc Wrk Pract
Concepts, policies, and practice issues in social work with older adults. Examines methods of intervention, social service delivery systems, and the special needs of diverse older populations. Fall, annually.|
SW 354
Special Topics
Examines areas of study in Social Work. Professor selects format most suitable to the study. Topics, announced in advance, focus on the needs and interests of social workers. Course offered on demand. Prerequisites: SW 211, or SW 212 or SOC 211 or p,ermission of instructor.|
SW 360
Substance Abuse & Social Work
Students will study the NASW policy statement on alcohol and other drugs and examine contemporary, evidence-based approaches to prevention, assessment and intervention in social work. A system perspective is applies to this practice area and social a,nd economic justice issues are examined. This course lays the foundation for understanding substance use and abuse for beginning level social work practitioners and related majors who will need this information in their work with clients. An ecologi,cal framework is utilized to emphasize the relationship between policy and practice. Social and economic justice issues related to substance abuse are also examined. Prerequisites: Soc 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 370
Soc Work w/the Sexually Devian
In the field of social work there is continual need for specialized services to deal with current problems facing society. Sexuality remains a neglected and largely taboo area within practice, but it can be a demanding aspect of social work. This co,urse is outlined to educate students about the unique and specialized treatment of the sexually deviant population. Theories and etiologies of sexual offending will be discussed. Students will gain an overview of sexually deviant behaviors. The cours,e will cover specific areas of assessment and treatment of sexual deviance. Pathways and typologies of offenders will be discussed as well the significant differences when working with the sexually deviant individuals and juveniles. Further, the cour|
SW 399
Social Work Practicum Seminar
This is an upper division course for students near the end of their studies. In this course students will examine several social service agencies, how each applies the helping process, and the role and function of the social work professional in a va,riety of settings. Students will be exposed to a variety of local social service agencies and delivery systems through class visits from social workers and social service professionals whose programs serve primarily vulnerable populations. This cours,e is designed to enhance students' understanding and knowledge of the social determinants of need, community service and civic engagement and to incorporate field service and classroom learning. Prerequisite: SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 451
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative research seeks to integrate the lived experience with principles from the scientific method. This course is designed to provide an overview of qualitative research methods and techniques used for conducting sociological research such as c,ase studies, unobtrusive methods, participant observation, choices of observer status role, recording data, uses of technical equipmrnt, key informants, interviewing techniques, and ethical considerations in employing such methods and procedures. The, course examines the use of these methods and techniques in both academic and applied research. Prerequisite: SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
SW 499
Supervised Field Placemt
With the approval and under the supervision of a member of the sociology faculty, students are placed in field-work settings, e.g., child welfare agencies, offices of aging, divisions of the criminal justice system, community development agencies, et,c., where they will observe and work with persons responsible for carrying out a range of specific human services. Requires a 10-hour commitment each week. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, junior standing, and, six hours in sociology.|