Program Courses

9000 Directed Study: Doctoral. Cr. 2-6 (Max. 6)

Open only to doctoral students. Prereq: consent of adviser and Ph.D. program director. Independent study under guidance of a faculty member.

9100 Social Statistics and Data Analysis. Cr. 3

Prereq: master's level statistics in social, behavioral, health sciences; doctoral student, or consent of adviser and doctoral director. Application of univariate and bivariate statistics and analysis of variance to analyze data obtained from social work practice settings. Students learn to formulate appropriate research questions and hypotheses before data collection, to use SPSS to conduct analysis, and to interpret analyses and communicate findings to academics and practitioners.


9210 Theories for Practice and Research with Individuals, Cr. 3

Prereq: admission to doctoral program in social work. Major theoretical systems currently used in clinical social work practices presently used with individuals, examined from six vantage points: model origin; conceptual framework; view of person-in-environment; philosophy of treatment; model effectiveness; practice controversies.


9220 Theories for Practice and Research with Groups and Families, Cr. 3

Prereq: admission to doctoral program in social work. Theories, models and perspectives guiding social work practice with families.


9230 Theories for Practice and Research with Communities and Organizations: Macro, Cr. 3

Prereq: admission to doctoral program in social work. Theories, models and perspectives guiding social work practice within macro-level systems (policy, organizations and community)


9240 Social Work Education. Cr. 3

Elective. Open only to doctoral students. Prereq: consent of adviser. Standards, trends and issues of contemporary and future social work education. Critical analysis of articulation among bachelor's, master's, and doctoral education. Emphasis on course development, designing effective learning experiences.


9250 Philosophical Foundations for the Science of Social Work. Cr. 3

Elective. Social work values, ethics, and scientific method as means to develop social work epistemology. Critical analysis of influence of research methods on knowledge development. Analysis of selected classics in social work knowledge; their contribution to theoretical foundations in social work, person-in-situation, ecosystem perspective and psycho-social focus in discipline.


9300 Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models. Cr. 3

Open only to doctoral students. Prereq: consent of adviser. Classic regression models, generalized linear models, including weighted least-squares, hierarchical linear models, logistic and multinomial logit regression analyses. Using SPSS to analyze social work practice data; interpretation of findings; communication of findings to scholars and practitioners.


9400 Qualitative Research Methods in Social Work. Cr. 3

Open only to doctoral students. Prereq: consent of adviser. Examination of social work practice through case study, action research, and qualitative approaches to knowledge building.


9410 Quantitative Research Methods in Social Work. Cr. 3

Open only to doctoral students. Prereq: consent of adviser. Understanding and application of knowledge and skills in quantitative research methods aimed at increasing knowledge for social work practice and social welfare policy; clear, researchable questions; use of appropriate theory; selection of design; drawing of sample; and development of appropriate measures and operations within person-in-environment framework.


9420 Research Practicum. Cr. 3

Prereq: consent of adviser; doctoral student. Supervised hands-on research experience with a faculty member. Problem formulation, literature review, sample selection, sampling technique, formulation of design, development of instruments, data analysis, interpretation of results, writing a research report within the person-in-environment framework.


9430 Dissertation Seminar. Cr. 1

Prereq: candidate status; consent of Ph.D. program director. Development, presentation and critique of dissertation research questions, in context of social work practice or social welfare policy.


9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research. Cr. 1-8 (Max. 10)

Prereq: consent of department. For Ph.D. program applicants. Offered for S and U grades only. Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.


9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in School; consent of dissertation adviser. Must be taken in academic year semester following advancement to candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only. Dissertation research of a major social work practice or social welfare issue or problem.


9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in School; consent of dissertation adviser. Must be taken in academic year semester following S W 9991. Offered for S and U grades only. Dissertation research of a major social work practice or social welfare issue or problem.


9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in School; consent of dissertation adviser. Must be taken in academic year semester following S W 9992. Offered for S and U grades only. Dissertation research of a major social work practice or social welfare issue or problem.


9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 7.5

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in School; consent of dissertation adviser. Must be taken in academic year semester following S W 9993. Offered for S and U grades only. Dissertation research of a major social work practice or social welfare issue or problem.


9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction. Cr. 0

Prereq: consent of dissertation adviser; completion of thirty credits or S W 9991 through S W 9994. Offered for S and U grades only. Continuation of dissertation research.

 

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