UH GCSW is unique in that it offers a one semester foundation. This intensive first semester is organized around content on the foundation of professional social work, human behavior, policy, practice and research. A practice skills lab and a foundation field practicum (180 clock hours) are also required. The foundation semester is 15 credit hours and each component is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. The integrated foundation focuses on social, economic and political justice and emphasizes critical thinking skills. Module teaching allows for involvement with many GCSW faculty as well as incorporates student cohort learning. The class schedule for this unique foundation follows.
||2 days||-||-||-||Class 9 – 5:00||Class 9 – 5:00|
||6 Weeks||-||-||Class 9 – 5:00||Class 9 – 5:00||-|
Notes: Practice Lab and Research begin in Part 2 and continue throughout Part 3. In Part 3, students meet for these two classes 1 day per week on Wednesday OR Thursday. Field in Part 3 must be completed during day time hours.
Three Year Enrollment Model
|Part 1||2 days
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|Part 2||6 Weeks
6 pm - 9 pm
6 pm - 9 pm
9 am – 5:00 pm
|*Part 3||8 Weeks
Notes: Practice Lab and Research begin in Part 2 and continue throughout Part 3. In Part 3, students meet for these two classes on Saturdays.