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Social Work Minor

The minor in social work is designed for students seeking to improve their communities by working in non-profit and governmental social service agencies. The minor will give students skills necessary for understanding and responding to problems in their local community and beyond. This minor is easily integrated into many majors on campus. For more information on the minor please contact the minor coordinator Dr. Lisa Holland-Davis at 678-466-4819 or lisahollanddavis@clayton.edu

Required Courses (12 hrs)

SOSC 1101 Introduction to Social Work: Introduces students to the history and development of the social work profession. The current status of the profession will be explored while examining the wide array of fields in which social workers are employed.

SOSC 2101 Leadership in Organizations: Introduces students to various organizational models and leadership styles with a focus on campus, community, and governmental organizations. Social issues and policies relevant to the operations of these organizations will also be discussed. Students will identify their own leadership style and philosophy and apply these skills to help others in the community through a service-learning project.

HMSV 3010 Intro to Human Services: An analysis of the social needs addressed by human service agencies and an overview of the historical background, development, purposes, career patterns, ethics, and organization of such agencies with emphasis on the not-for profit sector.

SOSC 4901 Practicum in Social Work:This course will include both in-class and field work. In class, students will be introduced to strategies employed by social workers to identify, document and respond to community needs. In the field, students will work with a community-based social services organization to conduct a needs assessment and work with the organization to explore potential strategies for addressing the identified needs.

Elective Courses (6 hrs)

Choose any 2 of the following classes.

  • ACCT 4210 – Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program
  • COMM 4210 – Interracial Communication
  • COMM 4510 – Intercultural Communication
  • CMS 4810 – Women and the Arts
  • CRJU 3110 – Race and Crime
  • CRJU 3140 – Gender and Crime
  • CRJU 3700 – Victimology
  • CRJU 3800 – Restorative Community Justice
  • CRJU 4420 – Law and Society
  • CRJU 4425 – Capital Punishment
  • CRJU 4426 - Civil Liberties
  • CRJU 4601 – Urban Ethnography
  • ENGL 3410 - African American Literature I
  • ENGL 3420 - African American Literature II
  • ENGL 3501 - Multicultural Literature
  • ENGL 3650 - Writing for Non-Profits
  • HLTH 3320/COMM3320 - Communications with Families
  • HLTH 3341 - Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness
  • HLTH 3401 - Contemporary Women's Health
  • HLTH 3501 - The AIDS Epidemic
  • HIST 4001 - African American History
  • HIST 4003 - Women’s History
  • HIST 4004 - Environmental History
  • HMSV 3230 - Human Services in Multicultural Context
  • HMSV 3300 – Community-Based Development
  • HMSV 3501 - Organization and Administration of Human Service Agencies
  • HMSV 4201 - Fund Raising in the Not-for-Profit Sector 
  • POLS 3382 - Women and Politics
  • POLS 3388 - African American Politics
  • POLS 4422 - African American Political Thought
  • POLS 4427 - Equal Rights in America
  • PSYC 3170 - Psychology of the African American Experience
  • PSYC 3180 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 4110 - The Psychology of Gender
  • SOCI 3310 - Race and Ethnicity
  • SOCI 3320 - Social Inequality and Stratification
  • SOCI 3450 – Urban Sociology
  • SOCI 3650 – Social Movements, Social Protests, & Collective Behavior
  • WST 3400 - Gender, Culture, & Globalization
  • WST 3410 - U.S. Women of Colors
  • WST 3500 - Feminist Theory
  • WST 4010 - Feminist Media Studies