Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

SWK 454 Social Work Field Practicum I(RNL)

16 field hours; 4 credits. A practicum where each student is placed at a community agency. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 240 hours during the semester (16 hours per week) in the agency. Direct interaction with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, reflective supervision, and process recordings will aid the student in developing greater cultural awareness and sensitivity. Students will gain skills while working under the instruction of professional social work practitioners who are "teachers" in the field, in conjunction with the guidance of the Social Work faculty at CSI. The Practicum will be graded as Pass/Fail, however a grade will not be assigned until SWK 464, which is a continuation of SWK 454, is completed. Prerequisite: Senior Standing. SWK 300, SWK 302, SWK 305, SWK 311, SWK 312, SWK 350 and SWK 370.  In addition, student must meet the following criteria: Completed all general education requirements, an overall GPA of 2.5, a grade of C in all SWK courses, except SWK 350 where a B or better is required to advance. Pre- or corequisite: SWK 360 (if taken as a prerequisite a grade of B or higher). Corequisite: SWK 455.