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Introduction to Social Work Practice

SW590, Section 001

Introduction to Social Work Practice will prepare students to successfully approach both social work education and social work practice. The course will introduce social work students to key social work ideas, values, concepts, and skills, including the code of ethics, social work’s grand challenges and P.O.D.S. (privilege, oppression, diversity and social justice). Students will be oriented to social work education at the University of Michigan, including how professional graduate education may differ from past educational experiences, specialization options available, and the role of lifelong learning. Students will be introduced to a professional portfolio that they will use throughout their time in the program.

Topic Description / Additional Information

Community Based Initiative (CBI) and National Community (NCS) scholars must enroll in this section. If you are a scholar and have advanced standing you must still select this section. You will receive an electronic permission in advance of registration. As space allows non-scholars may enroll but will need to submit a Course Enrollment Petition via the SSW web site.

Non-scholar advanced standing students only should enroll in one of these sections of SW 590: 005, 013, 017

Semester: Fall 2020
Instructor: Rosalva Osorio
U-M Class #: 34252
Time: Mon August 31st (Online), September 14th (In Person), October 5th (In Person), October 26th (In Person), November 16th (In Person) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: B760 SSWB
Format: Hybrid Gp C
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Credits: 1 Credit Hours

Course Codes

H:Hybrid - a combination of web-based and face to face in person sessions

Other SW590 Offerings

* The course listings below are provided for reference only. These offerings may be subject to change or cancellation.


Term Section Days Time  
Fall 2020 002 Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 003 Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 004 Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 005 Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 006 Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 007 Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 008 Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 009 Wed 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 010 Wed 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 011 Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 012 Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 013 Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 014 Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 015 Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 016 Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 017 Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course
Fall 2020 018 Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course

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