SW 897 (3ON) - Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare

Top/ SW & Creative Arts

Durham   Health & Human Services :: Social Work
Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2019 - E-term IV (03/18/2019 - 05/09/2019)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 56883
Seminar for graduate students. Topics may include: A) Drugs and Chemical Dependency; B) Intimate Partner Violence C) Social Action in Education Settings D) Social Action in the Dominican Republic. May be repeated for different topics. Special fee.
Section Comments: Permission required for non-online MSW students.
Only listed majors in section: SOCIAL WORK OL
Instructors: Ellen Rondina

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
3/18/2019 5/9/2019 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

This course will focus on the uses and potential uses of many forms of art in social work practice. Students will learn how to apply art forms such as music, theater, literature, art, poetry, movement, and dance into practice through exploring A. self-awareness and personal growth of the professional social worker, B. a strengths approach to practice with individual clients, and C. social awareness and social change. This course will be an advanced generalist elective.  Students will have the opportunity to develop an art portfolio, completing a new project each week, having the opportunity to reflect personally as well as professionally on the application of these methodologies to practice.


Required Textbooks • Levine, E. & Levine, S. (2011). Art in action expressive arts therapy and social change. London Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1849058209 • Malchiodi, C. (2007). The art therapy sourcebook. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-0071468275 MATERIALS NEEDED Each student will need to assemble supplies that will be needed for the homework assignments. This course is about creative arts, so get creative! Do not go out and purchase anything until you see the assignments and you know what is required and what you already have on hand that you can use. You don’t need much! Camera, paper, pens/crayons/color pencils/markers, paint, tape