Aurora University Class Schedules

SWK (Social Work)

CRS RIDCODETITLELOCATIONCREDITSSTART/END/BLDG/RM/ACT/TIME*INSTRUCTORCOMMENTS
35217SWK 3880 01T/S: Intrn Youth Wrk:GhanaStudy Abroad3.0005/04/13 05/04/13 ALUM 132 LEC S 09:00AM 05:00PM
05/11/13 05/26/13 TBA TBA TRV TBA TBA
Jeff Bulanda Description: This course will provide students with a hands-on experience in understanding youth work in an international context. Prior to leaving for Ghana, students will gain a solid understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and to cross-cultural considerations in working with children. The students will have the opportunity to work with children in Ghana; in this context, students will be working at their sites Monday-Friday for four-six hours a day. Volunteer site options include: orphanages and schools. Students will be treated as interns and have the opportunity to work directly with children at the community center as well as shadow social workers investigating breaches on children?s rights. On the weekends, recreational activities will be planned. The course objectives include: gaining an understanding of international youth work; learning about the social service and education systems in Ghana efforts; gain experience working with youth, who have experienced psychological trauma in an international context, and learn how to advocate for them; learn about the culture and traditions of Ghana; and learn about international children?s rights perspective in youth work. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Instructors: Dr. Jeff Bulanda Dates:tOn-campus meeting dates/times: May 4, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in addition to meetings during the spring semester. Trip dates: May 11 to May 26, 2013 Special considerations: Students may be working in child centers that may not be ADA accessible. Costs: Approximate travel costs and fees: $2800 to include airfare, board and lodging, ground transportation, weekend trips, in addition to undergraduate tuition of $1470 or graduate tuition of $1725. Students must obtain visas from the Ghana embassy at an additional cost of $60. Additional information is available from Dr. Bulanda.
35219SWK 3880 02T/S:Social Prct in Costa RicaStudy Abroad3.0005/03/13 05/03/13 ALUM 137 LEC F 06:00PM 09:00PM
05/04/13 05/04/13 ALUM 137 LEC S 10:00AM 02:00PM
05/12/13 05/25/13 TBA TBA TRV TBA TBA
Kristen Brendel Description: Students will spend 13 days in Costa Rica learning about the Latin American society and how to effectively communicate to Spanish speaking populations. Students will actively learn about how social work services are practiced in Latin America by visiting local schools and attending presentations given by social work providers. Students will have the opportunity to participate in local cultural activities and recreation. Course objectives include: students will increase their knowledge of Latino culture by taking language and cultural courses taught by native Costa Ricans and/or native Spanish speakers; students will improve their Spanish language skills, and apply what they learned directly in Costa Rica with Costa Rican teachers, in professional agencies and public schools; students will learn how to communicate in Spanish particularly as it pertains to social work settings; students will develop their existing social work skill set with Costa Rican populations; students will practice social work theory and research in the context of professional agencies in Costa Rica; upon their return to the United States, students will apply their knowledge of Latino culture to their Latino clientele including being able to better communicate, both written and verbally, with their Spanish-speaking clients. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Instructors: Dr. Kristie Brendel Dates:tOn-campus meeting dates/times: May 3, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and May 4, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Trip dates: May 12 ? May 24, 2013 Special considerations: Students may be working in child centers that may not be ADA accessible. Costs: Approximate travel costs and fees: $2850 to include airfare, board and lodging, ground transportation, weekend trips, in addition to undergraduate tuition of $1470 or graduate tuition of $1725.
37271SWK 5810 01ST: StatisticsGeorge Williams-Lake Geneva Cp1.0005/06/13 05/25/13 WINP CPT LAB BLN F 06:00PM 10:00PMSara Johnson Prerequisites: MSW students. This course will include both in-class sessions and blended learning.
37922SWK 5810 02ST: StatisticsGeorge Williams-Lake Geneva Cp1.0005/06/13 05/25/13 WINP CPT LAB BLN T 06:00PM 10:00PMSara Johnson Prerequisites: MSW students. This course will include both in-class sessions and blended learning.
37491SWK 6350 01PsychopharmacologyAurora - Main Campus3.0005/06/13 05/25/13 ALUM 137 LEC TWTH 01:00PM 05:00PMBethany Genenbacher Open to MSW students only.
37272SWK 6570 01Counseling Theories in SWKAurora - Main Campus3.0005/06/13 05/25/13 INST 114 LEC TWTH 01:00PM 05:00PMRobert Castillo Prerequisite: MSW students only. Description: Individuals are very different. What is useful and helpful for one individual may end up having a complete opposite effect or impact on another. As social workers, we need to have a variety of tools and skills at our disposal when working with the variety of clients we tend to come in contact with. Therapy approaches/techniques are one of these tools. This class will introduce you to a variety of tools to help you meet your client?s goals. Where do you start? How do you end? Understanding yourself as a therapist/worker is also critical when helping others. The role a supervision will be briefly explored. This course will also review many of the classic therapeutic approaches (such as Gestalt, Adlerian and Cognitive-Behavioral) that have been around for awhile. We will also discuss and practice some of the newer, ?post-modern? techniques (i.e. ? Narrative Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy {DBT}). We will see how these techniques are utilized with not only the individual client, but also with family and couples as well.
37252SWK 6810 01ST:Intrprsl Neurosc/Clnl PrctGeorge Williams-Lake Geneva Cp3.0005/06/13 05/25/13 WINP 101 LEC F 06:30PM 09:50PM
05/06/13 05/25/13 WINP 101 LEC S 08:30AM 01:00PM
Robert Campbell Description: This course will address and look at the interpersonal neurobiology of behavior, brain function, development and disorders. The class will follow the developmental milestones humans go through during one's lifespan and its importance in clinical practice. Students will learn how self-regulation and affect-regulation develops and is applied in both children as well as adults. Students will study and learn different theoretical perspectives of neurobiology as they relate to psychological diagnosis; how to utilize current therapeutic treatment techniques to process and understand affect regulation, attention and memory processing. During this process students will explore developmental, acute and chronic mental health disorders and how the neurological perspective of treatment is an effective form of intervention. Through behavior analysis (utilizing affect-regulation, NLP, non-verbal micro expression, motivational interviewing and written language analysis) students will explore and identify how the human body, mind and nervous system alter when an individual is in emotional dysregulation. Prerequisites: MSW students only.
37490SWK 6810 02ST: Medical Social WorkAurora - Main Campus3.0005/06/13 05/25/13 ALUM 132 LEC TWTH 05:30PM 09:30PMMarissa Happ Open to MSW students only.
35218SWK 6880 01T/S:Intn Youth Work-GhanaStudy Abroad3.0005/04/13 05/04/13 ALUM 132 LEC S 09:00AM 05:00PM
05/11/13 05/26/13 TBA TBA TRV TBA TBA
Jeff Bulanda See SWK3880-01 for additional information.
35221SWK 6880 02T/S:Social Prct in Costa RicaStudy Abroad3.0005/03/13 05/03/13 ALUM 137 LEC F 06:00PM 09:00PM
05/04/13 05/04/13 ALUM 137 LEC S 10:00AM 02:00PM
05/12/13 05/25/13 TBA TBA TRV TBA TBA
Kristen Brendel See SWK3880-02 for additional information.
35225SWK 6880 03T/S:LosAngeles Comm Serv TripTravel-Based Program3.0005/10/13 05/10/13 MYER 103 LEC F 06:30PM 10:00PM
05/11/13 05/11/13 MYER 103 LEC S 08:30AM 11:00AM
05/13/13 05/25/13 TBA TBA TRV TBA TBA
Rachel Dunn Description: This course will be an experiential learning opportunity for MSW graduate students to be exposed to the largest homeless population in the United States, which is in Los Angeles, California. This opportunity will allow students to demonstrate competent practices with the core competencies identified by EPAS 2008. Each day we will work together and provide services to homeless individuals. Students will gain knowledge by engaging in direct service, planning and administrative tasks. Students will be able to use this knowledge throughout the remainder of their academic and professional career. Students will be working with individuals who coordinate services in homeless shelters within the Los Angeles area including, Ocean Park Community Center, Midnight Mission and Shelter Partnership, Inc. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Instructor: Rachel Dunn Dates:tOn-campus meeting dates/times at George Williams College: Planning meeting in April 2013; class meetings Friday, May 10, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Trip dates: May 13 to May 17, 2013 Special considerations: Students must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Costs: Approximate travel costs and fees: $1100 to include airfare, lodging, ground transportation, in addition to graduate tuition of $1725. Students will be required to purchase their own meals.
* The indicated start and end times refer to the general time frame in which the course is offered (most often a standard term). The actual first or last class for a particular course may not occur on the date indicated.

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