Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
SWK 454 Social Work Field Practicum I
16 field hours; 4 credits
A practicum where each student is placed at a community agency. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 240 hours during the semester (16 hours per week) in the agency. Direct interaction with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, reflective supervision, and process recordings will aid the student in developing greater cultural awareness and sensitivity. Students will gain skills while working under the instruction of professional social work practitioners who are "teachers" in the field, in conjunction with the guidance of the Social Work faculty at CSI. The Practicum will be graded as Pass/Fail.
Prerequisites: Senior Standing and SWK 300, SWK 302, SWK 305, SWK 311, SWK 312, SWK 350, SWK 370
In addition, student must meet each of the following criteria:
1. Completed all general education requirements.
2. An overall grade point average of 2.5.
3. A grade of C or better in all SWK courses except SWK 350 where a grade of B or better is required to advance.
Pre- or corequisite: SWK 360 (if taken as a prerequisite requires a grade of B or higher)
Corequisite: SWK 455
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