Courses

Program Evaluation in International Settings (63800)

Increasing demand for transparency and accountability in the field of international development has heightened the need for evaluation of effectiveness and impact of programs. This course will examine principles, methods and practices of evaluating social programs and services in the international settings. This course focuses on types of evaluation, evaluation design and theory, measurement, sampling, data collection, ethics and politics in evaluation, data analysis, and utilization of findings.

Clinical Research: Using Evidence in Clinical Decision Making (44501)

This course teaches the skills necessary to develop and use information and data relevant to practice decision-making. A primary goal of this section is to encourage the development of more systematic and empirically-based clinical decision-making, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP). Students will develop skills to formulate practice questions, to conduct an electronic evidence search, to assess the quality and usefulness of the research, to select an intervention based on this evidence, and to evaluate the effectiveness of this intervention.

International Perspectives on Social Policy and Social Work Practice (63300)

Semester: 

Spring

This course will situate social, economic and policy considerations and challenges in the context of a globalizing world. The course introduces students to theoretical, conceptual and practice models as they relate to the social policies, programs and services in industrialized countries, transitional economies and poor developing countries. The course will investigate the major trends, issues and opportunities in relation to international social development and will examine how global poverty, social injustices, and health disparities are addressed in different nations.