The resources on the following pages were selected specifically for this course. The resources include scholarly books, e-books, and article databases.
Assignments for this class are three:
I will pair students and assign each pair one session from one unit of the course, micro, mezzo or macro. Pick one theoretical perspective from your assigned unit. You will be responsible for presenting to the class, and to me, on your chosen theory.
One week before your assigned presentation you will
1. Hand out assigned readings on the theoretical perspective. You should assign at least three readings, one of which should NOT be from the course outline, but from your own independent scholarly research on the theory.
2. Hand out any additional materials you believe will help your classmates, and me, understand some of the issues the theory addresses for social work practice or research. These could include outlines, websites, diagrams, and so on.
3. Hand out a list of at least three, but no more than five, questions for the class to discuss.
On the day of your presentation you will, in any manner you think helpful, lead the class in a discussion of the assigned readings, additional materials, and assigned questions. In addition, you will individually hand in a five page written paper to me, in correct APA style, summarizing your understanding of your chosen theory, specifically addressing its strengths and limitations for social work. This short paper should be your own independent work.
The presentations and papers will be graded on the basis of conceptualization and analytic ability, ability to critique theory, organizational clarity, and creativity in applying the theory to developing social work knowledge, and APA style, grammar, punctuation, and so on. The presentation and midterm paper will count for 50% of your course grade.
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