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Minor: Social Work

With modesty and might, we THINK before we ACT to CHANGE the world we live in. 

Social Work at MMC (three courses and three guided electives) is based on systems theory and informed by a strengths perspective. 

Social workers aim to maximize the functioning of individualsfamiliesgroups and communities and to be ethically and culturally astute. Students are encouraged to think about the multiplicity of factors that cause human behavior. They are trained to recognize and value people’s strengths and to view problems within the contexts of both interpersonal and social dynamics.

Students are expected to be self-reflective, to examine their own personal values, as well as to evaluate public policies. Additionally, they think about the circumstances and the settings in which social services are offered and learn to collaborate with other human service professionals. As a result, students come to value interdisciplinary work and to think critically about the varied roles assumed by social workers in their efforts to help people solve problems, satisfy needs, access resources, build strengths, and modify environments. Bottom line, students are trained to think critically about their communities so that they may act powerfully within them.

Social work classes complement many majors at MMC and coursework and internships help prepare students for graduate study in the profession.

For more information on the Social Work minor, contact: Rebecca Sperling

REQUIREMENTS FOR A SOCIAL WORK MINOR

Required Courses:

 

SW 105 Introduction to Social Work

3

SW 204 Valuing Difference

3

SW 209 Practicum in Social Work Practice (includes internship experience)

4

Electives:

(9)

Students must take three courses from the following list, at least one of which should be at the 300-level.

COMM 258 Small Group Communication

3

COMM 316 Intercultural Communication

3

COMM 429 Advanced Video

3

CHEM/PSYCH 348 Drugs and the Brain

3

ECO/IS 214 The Global Economy

3

ECO/IS 227 Work in America

3

ECO/IS 334 Gender and Development

3

IS/PS 357 Human Rights in Comparative Perspective

3

HIST/PS 348 Poverty in America

3

PS 264 Public Policy Analysis

3

PSYCH 201 Developmental Psychology I

3

PSYCH 216 Developmental Psychology II

3

PSYCH 286 The Aged in Society

3

PSYCH 313 Group Dynamics

3

PSYCH/SOC 334 Death and Bereavement

3

SOC/PS 107 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

SOC 201 Criminology

3

SOC 221 Social Problems

3

SOC 312 Family Diversity in America

3

SOC 324 Immigration and Its Impact

3

SOC 361 Cultural and Social Change

3

SOC 384 Valuing Difference II

3

SPCH 209 American Sign Language I

3

SPCH 309 American Sign Language II

3

Total Credits

18


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