Fall 2022 Seated and Hybrid Electives

Continuing Education Information

CEUs for NY LMSWs and LCSWs are available for select MSW elective courses. Upon completion of your course, you may use the Application to Request New York LMSW & LCSW Continuing Education Hours for MSW Elective Courses to request your certificate.

On this page:

SW 130 Dismantling Anti-Blackness: On Becoming Antiracist (Undergraduate)

This foundational course examines historic and contemporary anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the United States. Students will analyze policies and strategies to identify, challenge, and transform the values, structures, and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism, white supremacy and anti-blackness. Students will also engage in self-reflection, develop self-awareness, and participate in critical analysis of systems of privilege and oppression, as well develop personal strategies for becoming antiracist and facilitating change in communities and society. *Course with a racial justice focus.*


August 29, 2022 - December 9, 2022

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Location: 352 Academic Center, North Campus
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 23683
Instructor: Josal Diebold

SW 150 Social Media in Social Change (Undergraduate)

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with social media and social networking as they influence community change. Specifically, students will be introduced to the fundamental terms and concepts of social media and networking, including various interfaces, tools, and platforms that may be leveraged to promote community change and development. Students will also explore existing scholarship and best practices, as well as issues of social justice, burdens of adversity, social disadvantage, and human rights as they apply to the democratization of technology. Students will examine and evaluate the challenges, opportunities, and future applications of social media and networking related to community change. *Course with a racial justice focus.*


August 29, 2022 - December 9, 2022

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.

Location: 108 Baldy Hall, North Campus
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 23684
Instructor: Matthew Schwartz

SW 225 Perspectives on Child Maltreatment & Advocacy (Undergraduate)

This course provides the foundational knowledge to understand and recognize child maltreatment in diverse settings. The course covers the historical and comparative perspectives, including a trauma-informed and human rights perspective, on child maltreatment, with an emphasis on improving outcomes for children and families. This course is designed for, but not limited to, students who are interested in public health, social work, human services, nursing and other health professions, sociology, psychology, law, and education. *Course with a racial justice focus.*


August 29, 2022 - December 9, 2022

Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

Location: 351 Academic Center, North Campus
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 18516
Instructors: Patricia Logan-Greene

SW 245 Global Child Advocacy Issues (Undergraduate)

The course is designed to increase student understanding of the adverse experiences of children growing up in various countries. The purpose of this course is to expose students to considerations of socioeconomics, health, culture, religion, and politics and how these affect the welfare and well-being of children across the world. This course examines advocacy efforts using a trauma-informed, human rights framework. *Course with a racial justice focus.*


August 29, 2022 - December 9, 2022

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Location: 106 Baldy Hall, North Campus
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 22215
Instructors: Sarah Richards-Desai

SW 710 Loss and Grief Across the Life Course

This course will focus on the central human experiences of loss, grief and bereavement that occur across the life course. Guided examination of current theories, research and evidence based practice(s) in grief counseling will be conducted. This course will focus on building knowledge about the nature of grief, mourning and bereavement as it is influenced by age, developmental stage, gender, race, culture, ethnicity and social context. Familiarity with the various types of losses that occur in all age groups is germane to effective social work practice in all agency settings. This course is designed to provide students with greater awareness, increased knowledge and basic skills for assessing and intervening with loss and grief in micro-, mezzo- and macrosocial domains. It will incorporate a trauma-informed and human rights perspective to social work practice with people who are adapting to loss.


August 29, 2022 - Decemeber 9, 2022

Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.

Location: 108 Capen Hall, North Campus
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 22106
Instructor: Glenn Frost

SW 722 Restorative Justice Certificate Training

Restorative justice (RJ) is a social justice approach toward repairing the harm, promoting positive interpersonal relationships and building community when conflict, misconduct or criminal behavior occurs. RJ brings social justice to the criminal justice system, schools, and communities. With youth, RJ is an evidence-based approach toward improving school climate; interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline that disproportionately affects youth of color; and creating safe and supportive environments for children and youth without resorting to punitive responses. 

In this class students will learn about RJ and practice skills in conducting RJ circles in school, criminal justice system, and community setting with children, youth and adults. Students with an interest in working in criminal justice settings, neighborhood community centers, schools, child welfare settings and other organizations serving children, youth, and adults are encouraged to take this course. *Course with a racial justice focus.*

This course is approved for CEU's.


August 29, 2022 - Decemeber 9, 2022

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Class Dates: To be Determined

Location: 260 Capen Hall, North Campus
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 17744
Instructor: Dina Thompson

SW 728 Public Health SW in Action

Students participating in this course will assist in the development of a one-stop service center to address unmet needs of frail elders in Erie County. Students will work with members of the Project's Steering Committee and serve as consultants engaging in activities related to community engagement, program design, grant writing, performance measurement, marketing, outreach and policy advocacy over two semesters. Students will learn firsthand what is like to consult with non-profit organizations and local community groups to design and implement a large-scale project.


August 29, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Days and times to be arranged with the instructor

Location: The Lighthouse
Credit Hours: 1-2
Registration # 22371
Instructor: Todd Sage