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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Please review the below information regarding social work field experience:

Description

The field courses provide students with opportunities for supervised, hands-on experience with client systems ranging in size from individuals to communities. These clients should include persons who differ from the student in as many ways as possible but must include those who differ by gender and race/ethnicity. Other diverse groups include those who differ by age, sexual orientation, religious orientation, physical or mental abilities, and socioeconomic status. Learning experiences build from Field I to Field II leading the student to independent practice.

Prerequisites for Field Work

Prior to entering the field, students are required to complete:
  • SW 2203 Introduction to social work
  • SW 3253 Social Work Practice I
  • SW 3303 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
  • SW 3303 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  • SOC3383 Social Statistics
  • SOC3381 Social Statistics Lab
  • SOC4293 Methods of Social Research

Students may take SOC3383, SOC3381 & SOC4293 during field I & II.

While enrolled in Field I (Fall), students generally take:
  • SW 4263 Social Work, Practice II
  • SW 4313 Social Welfare Policy
  • SW 3363 Cultural Diversity
While enrolled in Field II (Spring), students generally take:
  • SW 4303 Social Work Practice III
  • SW 4283 Field Experience Seminar C

Student Eligibility

To enter the field, students must meet several criteria.

  1. The student must be admitted to the social work program, be in their senior year with a minimum G.P.A of 2.75 overall.
  2. The student must have completed: Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior in the Social Environment I and II, and Practice I. 11
  3. The student must have a plan for graduating, at least by the end of the Fall semester of the year Field II is completed, signed by his/her advisor.