Along with Field Education I, the following courses provide a theoretical, practice, policy, and research foundation for more advanced coursework:
- Human Behavior and the Social Environment explores theories of individual development within the environmental context of families, groups, organizations, and communities.
- Social Welfare System examines the history and nature of social welfare and the ideological, economic, and political contexts in which its policies and programs are created and administered.
- Basic Skills: Clinical Practice develops your skills of therapeutic interviewing, assessment, and clinical interventions with individuals, families, and groups.
- Basic Skills: Macro Practice introduces social change theories, conceptual frameworks, and core competencies fundamental to interventions with larger systems such as organizations and communities.
- Diversity & Cross Cultural Issues focuses on individual, family, group, and system functioning, including intervention strategies to fight oppression and discrimination.
- Research Methods teaches fundamental methods and data analysis, including principles of investigation, design, problem formulation, surveys, sampling, measuring, and hypothesis testing.