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Introduction to Social Work Practice

SW590, Section 017

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

With the exception of students in a specific scholar program advanced standing students only should enroll in one of these sections of SW 590: 005, 013, 017

Only students with Advanced Standing should enroll in this section.

Semester: Fall 2020
Instructor: Lauren M. Davis
U-M Class #: 34268
Time: Fri September 4th (Online), September 18th (In Person), October 9th (In Person), October 30th (In Person), November 20th (In Person) 2:00 PM - 5:00 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
V:Advanced standing students only

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 001 Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course
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 018 Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM View Course

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