SWK 432 Senior Seminar
A course integrating both classroom and applied learning for entry-level practice. A central component of the seminar is the development of a comprehensive paper about a contemporary social issue or concern currently impacting on social work practice. In keeping with a generalist perspective, the paper will address policy, research, and practice dimensions of the issue. It will be presented and defended on the basis of its relevance, scholarship, and creative thinking. As a concomitant activity, students also engage in reflective analysis of their professional development, complete resumes, and prepare for professional employment search. The teaching methodology emphasizes self-directed inquiry.