Advanced Social Work Practice Concentration Curriculum
Four Corners MSW Program
The Advanced Social Work Practice concentration curriculum in Durango, Colorado, will prepare you to practice across a continuum of services at micro, mezzo and macro levels with a wide range of populations and settings to meet the needs of rural and tribal communities. The concentration emphasizes culturally responsive practice needed for the increasing diversity in communities locally and nationally. Because one-quarter of students reside within or near Native tribes, we put a special focus on Native social work practice. Two specialized courses, both taught by Native faculty, add Native content to the curriculum.
To see a full list of course descriptions, view the GSSW bulletin. The minimum credits required for the master of social work degree are 81 for two-year students and 54 for advanced-standing students. The concentration curriculum is made up of 42 credits, and the rest is comprised of the foundation curriculum. The table below shows a list of required and elective class offerings for the Advanced Social Work Practice concentration.
|Theory for Practice (3 credits required)||Theories and Practice of Family Systems Therapy|
|Methods/Skills (9 credits required)||Assessment of Mental Health & Drug Use in Adults
Integrated Health Care: Models and Practice
Planning and Program Development
|Policy & Program Advocacy (3 credits required)||Native Peoples History and Policy|
|Research (3 credits required)||Methods for Evaluating Practice & Programs
|Values for Practice (3 credits required)||Advanced Multicultural Practice: Critical Race Praxis
Disproportionality and Disparity Across Systems
Global Relations and Poverty in Mexico
Conservation Social Work in Kenya: Context, Empowerment, Sustainability
Bosnia in Transition: The Social Work Response
Gender and Feminisms in Social Work Practice
Cultural Connectedness: A Journey into Native American Country
Restorative Justice and Social Work
Social Work and Social Justice in South Africa
|Electives (12 credits required)||
Leadership and Supervision
Students may take elective courses in any of the concentrations. Students may take up to 10 elective credits from other DU graduate programs with approval of advisor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Certificate students will use elective slots to fulfill certificate requirements.
|Internship (12-15 credits)||Concentration Field Internship|