Social Work Transfer Major

West Burlington and Keokuk Campus

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
SDV-108 The College Experience 1
ENG-105 Composition I 3
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIS-211 Modern Asian History 3
CRJ-100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Semester Total: 16
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ENG-106 Composition II 3
SOC-120 Marriage and Family 3
MAT-156 Statistics 3
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3
Semester Total: 15
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
SPC-120 Intercultural Communication 3
BIO-157 Human Biology 4
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SOC-115 Social Problems 3
Take 1 of 2 courses:
HUM-114 Multicultural Perspectives 3
SOC-212 Diversity 3
Semester Total: 17
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
ENV-111 Environmental Science 4
POL-111 American National Government 3
HIS-152 US History Since 1877 3
SOC-160 Introduction to Social Work 3
SOC-161 Introduction to Social Work Lab 1
Semester Total: 14
PROGRAM TOTAL: 62

SDV-108 - The College Experience

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

ENG-105 - Composition I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: Meet minimum test score requirements.

SOC-110 - Introduction to Sociology

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

PSY-111 - Introduction to Psychology

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

HIS-211 - Modern Asian History

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to the three dominant societies of modern Asia: China, Japan and India. Emphasis will be given to the transformation of cultural, economic, intellectual and social patterns brought about by the military power and economic demands of contemporary Western societies.

CRJ-100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introductory course in criminal justice designed to provide a philosophical and historical account of American criminal justice with emphasis on constitutional limitation.

ENG-106 - Composition II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105, with a minimum grade of C-.

SOC-120 - Marriage and Family

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A critical approach to the problems of the modern family with some information given to the historical perspective. Such topics as courtship and marriage, marital adjustment, the achievement of family unity, minority family types, parent-child relationships, economic and social changes in family organizations and family control will be covered.

MAT-156 - Statistics

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is an applied course in statistics, designed to introduce students to some of the concepts, symbols, procedures and vocabulary used in the field of statistics. Topics covered in this course include: organizing and graphing data, descriptive statistics, probability, various distributions, the sampling distribution of the mean, estimating a population mean, confidence intervals, inferential statistics (hypothesis testing), comparing two population parameters, analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear and multiple regression, contingency tables and nonparametric statistics, (time permitting). Prerequisites: MAT-092 or MAT-099 with a minimum grade of C- or meet minimum placement testing requirements.

PSY-121 - Developmental Psychology

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A systematic study of life-span development. Individual differences in behavior as well as cultural norms are considered in relation to heredity and environment.

SPC-112 - Public Speaking

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery and audience analysis.

SPC-120 - Intercultural Communication

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course emphasizes communication theory across cultures, including identifying the cultural foundations of beliefs, attitudes, values and behaviors. Interactive assignments are used for the purpose of recognizing commonalities across cultures, developing a multicultural perspective, identifying and appreciating other cultural orientations and recognizing and assigning cultural explanations of specific behaviors.

BIO-157 - Human Biology

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

Introductory course that focuses on the chemistry, histology, organization and function of major human body systems. It continues with a survey of human genetics, inheritance, evolution and ecology.

BIO-168 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

The first of a two-semester sequence providing a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body for college transfer and/or allied health prerequisites. Topics include body organization; homeostasis; cytology; histology; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection of selected organisms as well as the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. It is highly recommended that a student complete this series (BIO-168 and BIO-173) at SCC in order to maintain transferability to four-year institutions.

SOC-115 - Social Problems

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An investigation into a selection of social problems involving alternative solutions. Topics may include drug and alcohol abuse, crime, violence, prejudice and discrimination, and human sexuality.

HUM-114 - Multicultural Perspectives

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Selected readings from the critical perspectives of race, class and gender will provide the theoretical framework for class discussions. At the same time, films and works of literature from different cultural points of view will help students reach a new understanding of their own and other cultures and will open themselves up for a multicultural understanding of society.

SOC-212 - Diversity

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course studies gender, race, class, sexuality and other issues of diversity. The curriculum highlights the duality of oppression and privilege and the ways in which race, gender, class and sexuality shape daily life. Special focus is on learning how to demonstrate course concepts as social action. Social justice is practiced as students become educated in these concepts of diversity and engage in diversity conscious social action.

ENV-111 - Environmental Science

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

An interdisciplinary approach to the problems of the environment. An examination and evaluation will be made of man’s impact on the environment. Specific topics that may be covered include, but are not limited to: population issues, atmospheric issues, water issues, energy issues, resource issues, wildlife issues and food issues. 

POL-111 - American National Government

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the American federal system of government which includes a description and analysis of interest groups, political parties, public opinion, the presidency, the Congress, the court system and foreign policy making.

HIS-152 - US History Since 1877

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments since 1877.

SOC-160 - Introduction to Social Work

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

The introductory course in social welfare systems and social work practice surveys the historical development of the social work profession in conjunction with the development of social welfare services in the United States, social welfare system responses to a variety of current social problems; generalist social work as a distinct profession; and specific settings and methods of social work practice.

SOC-161 - Introduction to Social Work Lab

OJT: 4

Credit: 1

Students will complete 72 hours of volunteer service in a social service setting. They will complete a paper analyzing the agency and evaluating their work in the agency. Corequisite: SOC-160.

Andrea Jones - Assistant Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5247

Email: ajones@scciowa.edu
BA, Western Illinois University
MA, Western Illinois University
AA, Illinois Central College