Capstone & Fieldwork II   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring addendum

SW 480 - Capstone & Fieldwork II

3 Credit(s)
This course is designed to be a "culminating" experience in the undergraduate social work degree and a continuation of SW 470. Students will remain in the same agency with the same field instructor to further develop their ethical foundation, skills, knowledge, and understanding of self in delivering social services with multi-level client systems. The educationally directed fieldwork experience includes a weekly two-hour online Seminar with a BSW Faculty member to meet the needs of the student and the requirements of the Pacific Oaks College Social Work BSW Program. Students will create a final assessment portfolio, including artifacts documenting academic/professional growth and personal reflections. Students will also assess the impact of their educational experiences on their ethical perspectives and critical thinking skills.

Additionally, students will reflect on and evaluate their personal and professional growth, the benefits of lifelong learning, and the impact of these elements on their future. SW 480 is also the second (of two) Fieldwork courses. Students will continue at their previous fieldwork site and incorporate their Signature Assignment from Fieldwork 1 course into their final Capstone project.  Prerequisite(s): SW 470 - Fieldwork I