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  1. Studying Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Panel Dave Morrin: School of Social Work Lisa Murakami: College of Education Alyssa Penner: Department of Law, Societies & Justice Liz Shriver: School of Public Health

  2. School of Social Work Program Overview Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) - 2 years, full-time, cohort model (67 credits), approximately 100 students. - Course examples: Social Welfare Policy, Cultural Diversity & Social Justice, Social Welfare Research, Evidenced-Based Practice in Social Welfare. - Critical thinking, intervention, intergroup dialogue, micro/mezzo/macro- Fieldwork:Community Service Learning in first year (4-6 hours per week), Practicum in second year (2 days per week, 16 hours weekly) at field site. Site Examples: Compass Housing Alliance, Renton Area Youth Services, YMCA, King County Superior Court, Asian Counseling & Referral Service, Children’s Administration, Northwest Defender’s Association- Job-ready graduates work in social service agencies, nonprofits, etc. and pursue advanced degrees (MSW, public health, public policy, law schools).- BASW seniors are eligible to apply for a competitive, accelerated 10-month Advanced Standing *Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. *A 2-year MSW program is open to seniors from any undergraduate major BASW Admission - Fall 2017 deadline is April 3, 2017 - We accept applications for Fall quarter ONLY! Available annually in in mid-February, due in early April. - Prospective transfer students submit two applications: 1) UW transfer application (deadline was February 15th) 2) BASW application (Fall 2017 deadline: April 3rd) - Plan ahead! Online BASW application requires an essay, 3 short answer prompts, 1 recommendation form, etc. An ideal BASW applicant: - Shows passion for social justice, human welfare, and fighting inequities - Has already completed most (or all) prerequisites with strong grades, when applying - Shows progress toward UW general education requirements - Demonstratesstrong social service experience (loosely defined as human service experience that helps people); the most ideal experiences are those that align with our mission to support & empower marginalized, poor and oppressed populations- Writes a compelling essay that responds to the prompt and makes a case for why the applicant is a strong fit. Consider: why a BASW? Career goals? Have you overcome obstacles or adversity, and how did that help you to grow?

  3. School of Social Work Considerations for Prospective Students Statistics and Second Language:- While not an admission requirement, one approved Statistics course is required prior to the second year BASW courses. - While not an admission requirement, in order to graduate, BASW students must satisfy the UW foreign language *graduation requirement: third-year high school foreign language or thirdcollege quarter of same foreign language course with C grade or higher (or be a native speaker/pass proficiency exam). BASW Eligibility & Prerequisites: - Complete at least 65 transferrable credits (by start of program) - Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (Fall 2016 average: 3.31) - Complete FOUR prerequisites (minimum C grade or higher) by start of program. ONE class from each of the following: red of majors in the College*Requi of Arts & Sciences, Education, and Social Work. This graduation requirement > UW’s minimum foreign language admission requirement. Other considerations: - This is a generalist BA in Social Welfare (not “social work”), preparing students for entry-level positions; the advanced Master of Social Work (MSW) is necessary for most positions in medical social work, mental health counseling, etc. - Students often want to minor in social welfare or social work. Only problem is we don’t have a minor. :-) - Double majoring is rare and challenging: BASW is 2 years, cohort model with a set structure (ordered sequence) of courses - Cannot take BASW courses before the Sept. start of the program, except one class: SOC WF 200 Intro to Social Welfare Practice. Since BASW program starts in Fall only, be mindful of this if applying for UW admission for a non-Fall quarter. - Professional school (e.g. students held accountable for missing classes) - Remember, fieldwork (not just coursework) is required. Full-time program.

  4. College of Education Programs Overview Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) • study early child development and learning, and family studies from a variety of perspectives across a range of disciplines and includes a service learning component, where students apply theory to practice. • course examples include: Child Development, Family & Community Influences on the Young Child, Social Policy & Young Children, and Understanding Research in Early Childhood. • a BA degree in ECFS will prepare you for careers in early learning, childcare, policy, parent and family support and education, and social/mental health services. It is also a pathway to grad studies in education, child family studies, & health-related professions. • the ECFS major has two pathways for students to pursue – the ECFS Core and the Teaching & Learning Option, the latter being focused on preschool education. Education, Communities and Organizations (ECO) • build a foundation of knowledge in learning theory, human development, equity studies, organizational dynamics and community-based research and practice. Designed for those interested in serving adults and children ages 8 and older. • course examples include: Learning Within and Across Settings, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity, Individual, Groups, Organizations and Institutions, and Community Based Research and Practice. • through a year-long capstone internship and seminar, students gain valuable professional experience, explore potential career paths and partner with a school or community-based organization to accomplish a common goal. • a BA degree in ECO will prepare you for education policy, community outreach and advocacy, higher education administration, elementary or secondary school teaching*, community-based teaching and learning, education research, youth development, & more. Education, Learning, and Society minor (ELS) • gain a strong background about how humans learn, and how society, environment and culture shape that learning. • course examples include equity and education course work from the College of Education, as well as interdisciplinary courses from other majors across UW based on the student’s area of interest. Work with an adviser to further determine what that might be. • graduates may pursue careers in education as well as interests in issues of public policy, social justice, or learning and cognition.

  5. College of Education Considerations for Prospective Students While not an admission requirement, in order to graduate, College of Education students must satisfy the UW foreign language *graduation requirement: third-year high school foreign language or thirdcollege quarter of same foreign language course with C grade or higher (or be a native speaker/pass proficiency exam). College of Education Majors - Eligibility & Prerequisites: • Admissions deadlines are mid April and mid October • Prospective transfer students submit UW application, and application to College of Education. ECFS Major - • capacity constrained major • no prerequisites are required, but recommended to meet requirements of AA transfer degree • recommended to take education courses at UW unless approved on WA course equivalency guide ECO Major - • open major, but there are admission prerequisites • recommended to meet requirements of AA transfer degree and to talk to UW ECO adviser about major reqmts • must complete EDUC 280 - Communities & Organizations, with 2.0, and have 60 credits toward a degree earned. ELS Minor - • must be declared in a major before declaring a minor • minor is open and can be declared with your major adviser Required of majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, Education, and Social Work. This graduation requirement > UW’s minimum foreign language admission requirement • students in the College of Education may have an opportunity to double major and should talk to an adviser about fit for this option and what their goals are • many courses in the College of Education are excellent preparatory coursework for graduate programs in special education, educational policy, curriculum and instruction, teacher education and educational psychology. • there are many opportunities for field work in the education majors where theory is applied to practice. Students are encouraged to go beyond what is required for the major to seek out experiential learning.

  6. Department of Law, Societies & Justice Program Overview • Bachelor of Arts interdisciplinary program in socio-legal studies: liberal arts major & minor • Uses a comparative approach to study how law and legal institutions impact people in their daily lives • Major themes explored: human rights, global court systems, social control, criminal justice/prison systems, law & culture in everyday life, crime & policing, how law impacts specific societal groups • Emphasizes an applied approach to policy and structural-level change • About 230 majors and 100 minors, 11 faculty, upper division courses capped at 25 students • Required internship at local government, legal, or social service agency • Unique partnership with WA Department of Corrections, with opportunities to study collaboratively with inmates inside local prisons

  7. Department of Law, Societies & Justice Considerations for Prospective Students Applying to the LSJ Major • Capacity-constrained Major, Application deadlines every Autumn, Winter, Spring quarter • Admissions workshops hosted twice quarterly, check website for dates • LSJ minor is non-competitive and open to all UW students Academic Considerations • Prerequisites: English Composition, One LSJ Core Course (2+ STRONGLY recommended) • Recommended: 2-3 LSJ courses, additional social science & writing-intensive coursework • LSJ does not accept transfer credit towards major requirements • Minimum GPA required: 2.5, Average GPA of admitted applicants: ~3.5, LSJ grades carry most weight, typically admit 45-50% of applicants • Best CC preparation is a liberal arts curriculum, not criminal justice or paralegal courses Timeline for Transfer Students • Must complete a minimum of one quarter on campus at UW-Seattle to apply • Indicate LSJ as intended major in application to UW • Complete pre-reqs at UW during first quarter, apply to LSJ in 2nd or 3rd quarter • LSJ major is 55 total credits and can easily be completed in less than 2 years with room left to double-major, study abroad, or pursue one or more minors • Can re-apply if not admitted, but must have non-competitive back-up major

  8. School of Public Health Undergraduate Programs Overview • Public Health Major: • Interdisciplinary, liberal arts degree with Emphasis on critical thinking • Exposure to public health prevention programs and interventions • Core courses in PH science, research, history, and ethics, service-learning capstone spanning two quarters of final year • Environmental Health Major / Minor: • Addresses human health issues related to built and natural environments • Provides strong foundation in science • Students complete 400-hour internship in the field • Health Informatics and Health Information Management Major: • Healthcare leadership, law, policy, and ethics • Data analytics related to population health • New health information technologies

  9. Public Health Major Considerations for Prospective Students • Studying Public Health: • Capacity Constrained Major, Application entry points in Autumn and Winter • Student has competencies in both natural and social sciences. • Students should enjoy studying community and population based issues within health. • Academic Considerations • Prerequisites include: English Comp, Social Science & for • BA: Min 2.5 in either CHEM 120 or BIOL 118; Anatomy & Physiology (taking both CHEM and BIOL prior to entry is ideal) • BS: Min 2.5 in at least two courses of a year long CHEM or BIOL series with lab. • Recommended: Statistics (equivalent to STAT 220) • Recommended: NUTR as a pre-public health social science • Timing • Applying to enter in Autumn is ideal: • T-FIG

  10. What do our programs have in common? Law, Societies & Justice LSJ & Social Welfare:Challenge status quo; social justice perspective; holistically examine underlying systems of oppression. Education & LSJ:Transform inequitable systems; promote just, sustainable and culturally-thriving democracies. • Address large, public systems that impact lives of individuals and communities. • Intervention/action oriented degrees focused on: human development, welfare, health, rights. • Committed to the common good: mission includes focus on helping people/society. Applied focus: courses grounded in theory, but provide tools and skills to impact positive social change through policy, direct service, and community organizing/ movement-building. Promote understanding for the complex dynamics that shape the translation of law "on the books" to law "in action"; interdisciplinary; study complexities of roles of law in society. Social Welfare(Social Work) Strives to initiate social change through education, research and service. Prepares educators (teachers, principals, superintendents, administrators, etc.), broadening awareness of equity and diversity, and activating leaders to transform inequitable systems of education. Possible Career Cross Sections Advocacy and support of marginalized, poor and oppressed populations; challenge inequities and social injustices; respect cultural diversity; promote research-based intervention, problem solving and public service to maximize human welfare for all. • Health Educator, Policy Advocate, Teacher, Research Coordinator, Counselor, Community Organizer, Development Assistant (Fundraising), Victim Advocate, Civil Rights Investigator, Housing Specialist, Healthcare/Insurance Navigator, Job Coach, Therapist, Legal Assistant, Community Outreach Specialist, Youth Programs Manager, etc. • Entry level work in Social Service centers to provide health & social-behavioral support such as: Sea Mar clinics, nonprofits, immigrant and refugee services, courts and probation, etc. • Strong foundation to pursue a variety of graduate programs to specializeand pursue licenses/certification: Master of Public Health, Master of Education/Teaching, Master of Social Work, law schools, etc. Education Public Health is a collaborative, community-based health science which promotes the health and well-being of communities locally, nationally, and globally. Social Welfare & Public HealthStrive to enhance the quality of life for all, with a social justice lens. Socio-Ecological Models that address “person in society” methods of change; “person in environment” perspectives. Public Health & Education:Promote sustainable transformations and interventions; emphasis on collaboration and communities. Public Health Note:This document was created by the individuals below, and serves only to summarize our programs. See websites for full details about each program: Public Health: sph.washington.edu | Liz Shriver, eshriver@uw.eduSocial Welfare: socialwork.uw.edu | Dave Morrin,dmorrin@uw.eduEducation: education.uw.edu | Lisa Murakami, lmurakam@uw.eduLaw, Societies & Justice: lsj.washington.edu |Alyssa Penner, alyssarp@uw.edu