Social Work, AS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
HIST 1301 United States History I

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of the pre-Columbian colonial revolutionary early national slavery and sectionalism and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration and creation of the federal government.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavior. Special emphasis is placed on methods of research and critical thinking skills. This is a survey course and covers a variety of topics theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. PSYC 2301 is reading and writing intensive and is a college sophomore course.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology

The scientific study of human society including ways in which groups social institutions and individuals affect each other. Causes of social stability and social change are explored through the application of various theoretical perspectives key concepts and related research methods of sociology. Analysis of social issues in their institutional context may include topics such as social stratification gender race/ethnicity and deviance.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
HIST 1302 United States History II

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization immigration world wars the Great Depression Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration urbanization and suburbanization the expansion of the federal government and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ENGL 1302 English Composition II

Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal visual and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation synthesis and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

ENGL 1301 or its equivalent.

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work

This course examines the historical development and current characteristics of the social welfare institution the nature of professional social work practice the educational preparation for generalist social work practice and clarifies the individual student's interest in the potential for social work practice. (Fall Spring)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
SOCW 2389 Academic Cooperative

A supervised experential learning course designed to integrate program study with introductory exposure to the field of social work. In conjunction with individual study and/or seminars the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of social work and/or social institutions. The academic cooperative is not a social work skills-based practice experience but instead an observation volunteer experience. This course must include a minimum of 80 contact hours (48 hours in a social service setting).

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
15


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
Choose 1 Science Course
ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology

The study of human cultures. Topics may include social organization institutions diversity interactions between human groups and ethics in the discipline.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics

The systematic evaluation of classical and/or contemporary ethical theories concerning the good life human conduct in society morals and standards of value.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
SOCW 2362 Social Welfare: Legislation Programs and Services

This course offers a historical and contemporary examination of legislation and resulting programs policies and services in the context of the social welfare system in the United States. Special attention is given to the political economic environmental and social conditions that prompted the development of legislation to meet the needs of vulnerable popluations. Societal responses to legislation are also considered.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Choose 1 Speech Course
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
Choose 1 Science Course
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics

This is a first course in statistics with topics that span collection analysis presentation and interpretation of data and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics correlation and regression confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

SOCI 1306 Social Problems

Application of sociological principles and theoretical perspectives to major social problems in contemporary society such as inequality crime and violence substance abuse environmental issues deviance or family problems.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Choose 1 Creative Arts Course

Choose one course from the following:

3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours
15


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Northeast Texas Community College and Texas A&M University-Commerce have entered into an articulation agreement to provide a seamless transition for students who complete the Associate of Science Degree in Social Work at Northeast to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Students should consult a faculty advisor or an academic advisor early in their program of study. These are suggested courses for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in social work. Transferability and specific requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Only college-level courses apply toward completion of this curriculum and the graduation requirements for the A.S. CIP: 24.0102



Faculty Advisor

Division Chair

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