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SWKD 711. Social and Behavioral Science Theory for Social Work Research and Practice. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. The first-year required seminar will introduce students to foundations of social and behavioral science theory and the use of theory in social work research and practice. Students will identify and critique key theories in their area of substantive interest. They will select, justify and apply appropriate theories in modeling a solution to a social problem or human challenge. The process of theorizing in novel and emergent areas of social work inquiry will also be examined.