Social Work

Although most social workers need a bachelor’s degree in social work, clinical social workers must have a master’s degree and two years of post-master experience in a supervised clinical setting. Clinical social workers must also be licensed in the state in which they practice.
A bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) is the most common requirement for entry-level positions. However, some employers may hire workers who have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as psychology or sociology.
The Associate of Arts in Social Work at Cankdeska Cikana Community College is designed to prepare a student that is intending on obtaining a baccalaureate degree in Social Work. This two year program will provide students with the essential study prerequisites that are necessary in biology, mathematics, English, and social sciences as well as social work courses that are mandatory prerequisites in order to qualify for the baccalaureate degree in most social work programs throughout North Dakota.

Program Outcomes:

• Students will apply generalist social work practice in planning interventions.
• Students will demonstrate knowledge of the social work systems perspective.
• Students will demonstrate ethical responsibility in the social work profession by Professional Social Work Code of Ethics.
• Students will apply Social Work practice theories.
• Students will demonstrate the ability to complete an assessment.

Faculty

The Social Work faculty are an amalgamation of professionals who have been employed in the private and public sectors of tribal and federal government and education. They continue to participate in professional development and scholarly activity to enhance their knowledge and to serve as role models for lifelong learning.

Galynn Lindemann

Galynn Lindemann
701-766-1352
galynn.lindemann@littlehoop.edu

 

Courses of Essential Studies

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGL 100 Student Success FA,SP
1
ENGL 110 College Composition I FA,SP,SU
3
ENGL 120 College Composition II* FA,SP,SU
3
ENGL 161 Dakota Language I FA,SP,SU
3
  ND:ARTS  
3
  ND:HUMANITIES   3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking FA,SP
3
DS 110 Dakota Thought, Philosophy, & Culture*** FA,SP,SU
3
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology FA
3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology FA,SP,SU
3
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers FA,SP
3
MATH 103 College Algebra** FA,SP,SU
3
  ND:LABSC  
4
HPER101-104 Physical Education Activity   1
HPER 217 Personal & Community Health FA,SP
2
  TOTAL  
41
     
  *Prerequisite of ENGL 110 (College Composition I)  
  **Prerequisite of MATH 102 (Intermediate Algebra) or Appropriate Placement Test  
  ***Alternate Summer Rotation  
     

 

Core Classes

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
SWK 255 Introduction to Social Work FA,SP
4
SWK 257 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I FA,SP
3
SOC 115 Social Problems FA,SP
3
SOC 220 Family* FA,SP
3
PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology* SP
3
POLS 115 American Government FA,SP
3
  Program Electives   6
  TOTAL  
25
  *Pre-requisites or Co-requisites exist. See advisor for details.    
  Program Electives (Students should work with their advisors to choose courses that enhance their Dakota Studies academic or career choices.)  

 

Program Electives

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
HIST 103 U.S. History to 1877 FA
3
HIST 104 U.S. History since 1877 SP
3
IS 121 Introduction to Indian Studies*** FA,SP,SU
3

 

Degree Program Total Credits.....65

Socials Work Course Descriptions