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Modes of Inquiry
Literature (3 credit hours)
Fine Arts (6 credit hours)
Natural Science (6-8 credit hours)
American Traditions (3 credit hours)
Social Structure and Behavior (3credit hours)

Cognate Courses, serving as foundation to social work studies (16 hours)
Education 201 Human Growth & Development 3 hours
Political Science 204 State & Local Government 3 hours
Psychology 151 General Psychology 3 hours
Psychology 200 Statistics for the Social Sciences 4 hours
Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 hours

Required Social Work Courses (39 hours)
Social Work 131 Introduction to Social Work 3 hours
Social Work 200 Theories of Poverty 3 hours
Social Work 202 Cultural Aspects 3 hours
Social Work 245 Human Behavior & Social Environment 3 hours
Social Work 316 Social Work Practice I 3 hours
Social Work 342 Social Policy & Legislation 3 hours
Social Work 400 Methods of Social Work Research 3 hours
Social Work 403 Social Work Practice II 3 hours
Social Work 404 Field Instruction 6 hours
Social Work 405 Social Work Practice III 3 hours
Social Work 406 Advanced Field Instruction 6 hours

Elective Social Work Courses (9 hours)
Social Work 205 Community Services 3 hours
Social Work 210 Children & Family Services 3 hours
Social Work 298 Current Issues in Human Services 3 hours
Social Work 330 Social Work Values & Ethics 3 hours
Social Work 350 Aging: Process & Services 3 hours
Social Work 199-499 Special Topics in Social Work 1-3 hours

(For more information refer to the West Virginia State University Catalog or contact the Department of Social Work office.)

Curriculum Sequencing

Moving through the program in an orderly, systematic way assures you the opportunity to develop a steadily expanding knowledge base which serves as the foundation for further learning, to relate learning in one area to another, to synthesize or conceptually integrate learning in all areas, and to relate learning to practice.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE — SOCIAL WORK

FRESHMAN YEAR
1st Semester 2nd Semester
English101+....................... 3hrs English 102+ ......................... 3hrs
Communications 100.......... 3hrs Gen Ed 100............................ 3hrs
Fine Arts............................. 3hrs Natural Science............. ….3-4hrs
American Tradition............ 3hrs Sociology 101*.......................3hrs
HHP 122 or 157................. 2hrs Social Work 131.....................3hrs
14hrs 15-16hrs

SOPHOMORE YEAR
Biology 210........................4hrs History 201 or 202.................3hrs
Education 201.....................3hrs International Perspective........3hrs
Gen Ed 200.........................3hrs Math 100, 111 or BST 104.....3hrs

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