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The BSW Degree offered by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh-Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)

Pre Social Work Classes Summer 2019

Summary of Summer 2019 Pre Social Work Courses

What are you doing this summer?

Here in the Department of Social Work, we're offering classes and getting Pre Social Work majors ready to apply to the program next spring! Classes are hybrids, meaning part of the work is completed online. That means students need only be on campus one day per week!

This summer, the Department of Social Work is offering two classes:

SOC WORK 167, Introduction to Social Work

Thursdays 1:30-4:00 pm June 20- August 8, 2019

Instructor: Dr. Amy Williams

General survey course with an introduction to history, knowledge, values, and skills of the profession.  Designed for Pre-Social Work majors, people working in related fields, and students undecided about a major. Informed sensitivity to all aspects of human diversity is emphasized, along with the importance of social work's responsibility to act as advocates on behalf of those who suffer discrimination, devaluing and oppression. Prerequisite: Declared Pre-Social Work Major OR consent of department.

SOC WORK 298, Interpersonal Skills in Social Work

Thursdays, 10:30am-1:00 PM June 20-August 8, 2019

Instructor, Colleen Hansen, MSW


Introduction to theoretical models relating to basic interpersonal helping skills and the opportunity to practice and refine these skills, including self awareness, effective communication, assertive behavior, and skills for effective teamwork in organizational environments as well as for working with individuals and families.  Attention to multi-cultural aspects of human relations skills as well as opportunities for role play and practice of effective problem solving. Prerequisite: Declared Pre-Social Work major and Social Work 167.

Interested in either class but not a Pre-Social Work Major? We want to hear from you! Contact the department to see about obtaining permission to enroll in these classes. We love meeting new students. Want to take both classes? Usually students must complete 167 before taking 298. In the interest of providing our students with greater flexibility toward earning their degree, we allow completion of Soc Work 167 and Soc Work 298 concurrently with permission. Contact us about obtaining permission to complete both classes simultaneously.

See you this summer!

BSW Vision, Mission & Goals


The vision of this Department reflects a central belief that its curriculum be guided by the principle of doing what is right and just — teaching students to willingly accept the professional responsibility to act as the "heart and conscience" of the profession in their respective communities or as part of the profession-at-large, to advocate on  behalf of those who suffer discrimination, devaluing and oppression. The Department's mission and goals stem from its vision.

View the BSW Undergraduate Bulletin

Mission of the BSW Program

The BSW Program guides and prepares students to engage in generalist practice social work in both local and global contexts, that is focused on strengths and skills, social justice values, critical thinking, and is evidence-based.

BSW Goals

  • Graduate competent (based on CSWE Foundation Competencies and Practice Behaviors) BSW level social work professionals
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level employment in generalist social work practice positions
  • Prepare students for entry into graduate school and stimulate engagement in regional professional development activities
  • Prepare students for state/national examination for certification as entry-level social workers

Social Justice 3XX Options Fall 2019

The BSW curriculum now requires BSW complete a Social Justice course as part of their degree. This can be accomplished in two ways:

1. Take SW 315 Diversity and Social Justice(Offered SELECT fall semesters; check titan web to see if it is offered in your desired term)


2. Enroll in an approved Social Justice minor course. Note, some of these options have prerequisites or require instructor consent to enroll so please reach out to the listed professor for permission.

Fall 2019, Social Justice is offering the following options approved for the SW major:

-SOC JUST 317: Sociology of Health and Wellness (61870) TTH 9:40-11:10, Juyeon Son

-SOC JUST 332: Violence: An Examination of the Institutional Foundations (62936) W 5-8pm, Michael Lenza

-SOC JUST 347: Race, Class, Gender in the Mass Media (62330) TTH 11:30-1pm, Caryn Murphy

-SOC JUST 350: Ethnographic Methods (62984) TTH 9:40-11:10am, Stephanie de Montigny

-SOC JUST 368: Sociology of Gender (61874) TTH 11:30-1pm, Juyeon Son

-SOC JUST 377: Foundations of American Political Thought (61900) MWF 10:20-11:20, David Seimers

-SOC JUST 427: Rhetorical Criticism (62519) TTH 3-4:30pm, Carmen Heider

Field Education

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Awards & Scholarships

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BSW Elective Ideas 2019

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