Social Work Minor
Social Work minors must have approval of the Social Work Department Chair or Field Education Director before selecting the minor.
Non-social work majors must follow social work ethical standards, program policy and professional practices while participating in social work courses.
Required Courses for the Social Work Minor
A student must successfully complete, at Fontbonne, a minimum of 50 percent of the credit hours required for the minor.
In addition to the courses listed, a student must complete three additional social work courses (9 credit hours total):
- One at 250 level or above
- Two at 300 level or above
- Excluding SWK 250, SWK 400, SWK 450, SWK 451, SWK 455
The state of Missouri prohibits the use of the title “social work” by any person other than an individual who has been professionally educated in an accredited social work program (HB332, 2003). Further state legislation in 2004 allowed the licensing of bachelor-level-social workers. Enrollment in social work courses by non-social work majors or social work minors does not grant the use of the title social worker or professional privilege to practice social work. Please feel free to contact the Department Chair or Administrative Assistant if you have any questions.
- SWK 100
Introduction to Social Work3 credits
This course introduces students to the profession of social
work and its fields of practice. It provides an introduction
to social work theories, values, and skills and defines how
generalist social workers use their professional expertise
to help people solve a variety of problems and improve
their lives. The history of social work and its linkage to
issues and social welfare policy will be explored.
- SWK 110
Human Behavior and the Social Environment3 credits
This course provides students with the knowledge and
understanding of human behavior and development across
the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on investigation and
application of bio-psychosocial and systems theories,
strengths perspectives, empowerment, and resiliency on
human development and behavior within the scope of
generalist social work practice. Attention to dimensions of
diversity related to culture, race/ethnicity, gender, age,
religion, ability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic
status on human development and behavior are stressed.
- SWK 200
Social and Economic Justice3 credits
This course provides an introduction to central debates in
the sociological literature on diverse groups. Topics
include power and inequality, prejudice and
discrimination, social justice, and social policy.
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