SOWK 718 Systems Analysis of Social Work Practice

SOWK 718 Systems Analysis of Social Work Practice

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SOWK 718: SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

COURSE CALENDAR AND REQUIRED READINGS

All required readings are included in a course reader available for sale from University Readers, if not readily available via the Internet. Required readings not included in the course reader are available on Blackboard (and hyperlinked below). January 17-20 Introduction to course, objectives, assignments, and decision case method Golembiewski, R. T., & White, M. (1983). Conflict on the Human Services Coordination Team.

In Cases in public management (4th ed.; pp. 273-279). Boston: Houghton Mifflin. (Case #0)

January 24-27 Wolfer, T. A. (2006). An introduction to decision cases and case method learning. In T. A.

Wolfer & T. L. Scales (Eds.), Decision cases for advanced social work practice: Thinking like a social worker (pp. 3-16). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning.

Wolfer, T. A., & Scales, T. L. (2006). Tips for discussing decision cases. In T. A. Wolfer & T. L. Scales (Eds.), Decision cases for advanced social work practice: Thinking like a social worker (pp. 17-25). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning.

Rhodes, D., & Wolfer, T. A. (2017). Inside or out [Unpublished decision case]. Austin, TX: University of Texas—Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. (Case #1)

January 31-February 3 Conklin, J. (2005). Wicked problems and social complexity. In Dialogue mapping: Building

shared understanding of wicked problems. CogNexus Institute. Available at: http://www.ideapartnership.org/documents/wickedproblems.pdf

Parker, R. C., & Wolfer, T. A. (2008). Unusual appeal. In T. A. Wolfer & V. M. Runnion, Death, dying and bereavement in social work practice: Decision cases for advanced practice (pp. 88-97). New York: Columbia University Press. (Case #2)

Recommended: Gambrill, E. (1997). A problem-focused model based on critical inquiry. In Social work practice:

A critical thinker’s guide (pp. 96-124). New York: Oxford University Press.

February 7-10 Wirth, K. R., & Perkins, D. (2008). Learning to learn. Available at:

http://www.macalester.edu/academics/geology/wirth/learning.pdf Lamb, B. (2011). The board chair’s dilemma (A). Seattle, WA: Electronic Hallway. (Case #3)

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