Academic Programs

Social Work Emphasis

Associate of Arts Degree
Program Description
Sioux City, Cherokee & Denison

Social work is a helping profession. Social workers assess human problems and engage in problem solving. The social worker understands the process of individual development and the interaction with the social environment.

The baccalaureate major in social work prepares generalist social workers at the undergraduate level for entry-level positions in social work and for graduate social work. It develops professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are needed by professional social workers in various fields of social work practice. It enables students to initiate and promote desirable social change through responsible community action.

Social work is a profession for individuals wanting to improve the lives of others. There are many different kinds of social workers: child, family, and school social workers; medical and public health social workers; mental health and substance abuse social workers.

Employment rates for trained social workers will be much greater than the average occupation; in fact, according to the 2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment is expected to increase by 22 percent from 2006-16. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition)

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology........................................... 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology......................................... 3
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
MAT 121 College Algebra.......................................................... 4
ART 101 Art Appreciation.......................................................... 3
SOC 115 Social Problems.......................................................... 3
SOC 120 Marriage and Family................................................... 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology........................................ 3
ENG 106 Composition II............................................................. 3
BIO 163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology....................... 4
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics.................................................. 3
SOC 160 Introduction to Social Work........................................ 3
MUS 100 Music Appreciation..................................................... 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking.......................................................... 3
SOC 212 Diversity...................................................................... 3
HIS 152 U.S. History Since 1877.............................................. 3
SOC 180 Social Work Interactional Skills................................... 3
SOC 220 Sociology of Aging...................................................... 3
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology................................................. 3
SOC 250 Sociology of Deviance................................................ 3
FLS 100 Spanish for Professionals: Law Enforcement............. 1

Program Total ........................................................... 64

Contacts

Rhonda Briggs, EdD, Ext 1202 Room L322 rhonda.briggs@witcc.edu
Deb Gifford, MEd, Ext 1354 Room L322 deb.gifford@witcc.edu
Jill Moravek, PhD, Ext 1443 Room L322 jill.moravek@witcc.edu
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