SWK 170 - Service Internship Orientation

Course Description

Orientation and preparation for introductory internship experiences in social work areas. For example, introduction to use of supervision, supervisory evaluation, self-evaluation and varying agency structures and functions. Opportunities for internships will also be introduced. This class is done in class and seminar format. Group 2 course.

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SWK 121

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify appropriate behavioral safety procedures.
  • Describe professionalism in the social work field.
  • Identify their own levels of comfort in dealing with social work situations.
  • Use professional skills when interviewing social works.
  • Observe how the social work perspectives is applied through interviewing various social workers in the field.
Human Dimension:
  • Examine their own areas of strength as well as discomfort when facing various client populations.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Reflect the challenges and rewards that social workers face on a daily basis.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Investigate potential internship placements through self-selected interviews with participating agencies in the area.
  • Recognize the value in self-reflection in determining their career.