Social Work

Online Courses

The Department of Social Work at Washburn University offers the BSW and MSW degrees. The emphasis in the BSW Program is on generalist social work practice. The specialization in the MSW Program is on clinical social work practice. Social work faculty members collectively believe that while some courses can be taught online, others should not. There is no substitute for direct observation, practice, and "hands-on" learning, particularly in social work practice courses. Perhaps as online learning technologies improve, we will be in a better position to include practice courses in the mix.

It should be noted that ALL social work courses are web-assisted. This simply means that instructors make the syllabus, handouts, and some other course materials available to students online. However, seated courses meet in a face-to-face format whereas online courses do not.

Lecture-discussion courses that social work faculty members believe can be taught online include the following:

BSW Program

MSW Program

Fall     Spring  Fall Spring     

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
(SW 100)
1 section online,
1 section seated

Generalist Social Work Perspectives
(SW 250)
Online only

Micro Human Behavior and the Social Environment
(SW 325)
1 section online,
1 section seated

Macro Human Behavior and the Social Environment
(SW 326)
1 section online,
1 section seated

Micro Human Behavior in the Social
Environment
(SW 606 )
1 section online,
1 section seated

Macro Human Behavior in the Social
Environment
(SW 607)
1 section online,
1 section seated

Social Policy
and Programs
(SW 350)
1 section online,
1 section seated

 Social Policy
and Programs
(SW 608)
1 section online,
1 section seated

Generalist Quantitative Social Work Research
(SW 362)
1 section online,
1 section seated

Generalist Qualitative Social Work Research
(SW 363)
1 section online,
1 section seated

Quantitative Social Work Research
(SW 621)
1 section online,
1 section seated

Qualitative Social Work Research
(SW 622)
1 section online,
1 section seated

Clinical Practice Seminar II
(SW 784)
Online only