It’s not too late to explore social work with a unique course this fall

Social workers are found in every facet of society working with individuals, groups and communities to create change and address challenges facing our society. The graduate courses below highlight the variety of populations that social workers encounter, ways in which they interact with systems, and how you can advocate for change.

These courses are open to all Wayne State University graduate students and are offered during the fall 2022 semester. It is not too late to register and learn about how you can empower social change in your community.

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View descriptions of all WSU School of Social Work courses in the WSU Academic Catalog.

SW 5755 Introduction to Child Welfare Cr. 3

Are you interested in working with children and families? This course will give you an overview of child welfare services and practice related to child and youth in need of protection from abusive and/or neglectful caretakers and environments.

Open to: Graduate students

Offered: Thursday’s 6:00 – 8:30 PM, Old Main 0162

SW6100 Child Welfare and Social Systems: Context for Case Management Practice 3cr.

Are you thinking about working as a case manager with children and families navigating mental health, education, juvenile justice and other social systems? This course will teach case management intervention skills with a focus on domestic violence and substance abuse situations.

Restrictions: Graduate students

Offered: Tuesday’s 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM, Old Main 1115

SW 6700 Disabilities in Urban Society: Special Topics Cr. 3

Are you interested in with individuals with disabilities in an urban community? Experience one of the few courses offered at WSU focused on improving life outcomes for people with developmental disabilities! Gain an understanding of what life is like for persons with disabilities, their families and advocates, and their service providers in this course. 

Open to: Graduate or Graduate Certificate students

Offered: Hybrid format from 5:00 - 7:30 pm Thursdays with in-person classes taking place at Old Main, Room 1145 on 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/8.

SW6883 Social Work Practice with Very Young Children and Families 1cr.

Are you thinking about working with infants, toddlers, and families? This course explores the relationship between theory, assessment and practice in the field of infant mental health. Students will learn interventions for use with infants, toddlers and families based upon the client’s needs, cultural histories and capacities.

Restrictions: Applicant Masters, Candidate Masters, Unranked Grad, Graduate Certificate, Senior, or Post Bachelor

Offered: Saturday, September 17, 09:00 AM - 03:50 PM and Saturday, October 15, 09:00 AM - 03:50 PM, Old Main 0137

SW8620 Interpersonal Practice with Couples 2cr.

Are you interested in working in the field of couples counseling? This course delves into the application of interpersonal practice theories in couples therapy, the functional and dysfunctional aspects of couple relationships, and effects on the couple and other affected family members.

Open to: Graduate students

Offered: Wednesday’s 02:30 PM - 04:10 PM, Old Main 1145

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