Planning Guide

The Planning Guide is a tool for those interested in pursuing a Social Work major. It outlines the order that coursework typically takes; each semester building on the previous one. It also helps social work majors plan for an opportunity to study aboard. Here is the PLANNING GUIDE 2013-14 for your review.

 

PLANNING GUIDE FOR SOCIAL WORK MAJOR

at ST. OLAF COLLEGE

(Includes courses and component in typical sequence and discuss flexibility with advisor)

First Year

Fall

Interim

Spring

(R) Psych 125 (=)

*Principles of Psychology

(HBS) SED

(E) SW 120

* “I Want to Help People”

 

(R) Psych 241 (=)

*Developmental Psychology

(R) Soc/An 121 (=)

*Intro to Sociology

(HBS, MCS)

SED = NST

MCD = MCS-D

 
 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

Sophomore Year

Fall

Interim

Spring

(R) Biology 123 (+)

*Human Biology

(NST, NSL)

  (This semester available for off-campus semesters with appropriate planning)
(R) SW 221

*Social Work and Social Welfare

(WRI)

NST = NST-B

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Junior Year

Fall

Interim

Spring

(R) SW 246 (+)

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

 

 

 

(E) Social Work in a Latin American context – Cuernavaca Mexico
(meets social work major requirements)

 

 

(R) SW 254 (+)

*Inclusive Practice: Ind/Fam

(ORC)

MSG = MCS-G (R) SW 258 (#)*Social Policy
  (R) SW 261 (#)Inclusive Practice: Grp/Org/Comm
 

 

 

(R) SW 274 (#)Evaluation  of SW Practice & Programs

Senior Year

Fall

Interim

Spring

(R) SW 373 (+)

Culturally Competent Practice (Sept Only)

 

 

(R) SW 381 (#)

Social Worker as Professional

(R) SW 380 (+)

Field Practicum (3 credits) (WRI)

[Full-time Oct – Dec + biweekly seminar]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Required for the social work major                                                                                                      Course is offered both semesters                       

Elective; not required for the major                                                                                                       Course is offered only in the fall semester

Course meets General Education Requirement(s)                                                                                 Course is offered only in the spring semester

Revised 9/2013