SOWK 515 - Theoretical Foundations for Social Work

  • 4 credits

Knowledge, values, history, and philosphy of social work.

This course can be applied towards:


SOWK 500 (Principles and Philosophy of Social Work) or concurrent registration.

Important Information

In-person class meetings will be held on Sunday, February 18 and Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Boulder County Regional FireTraining Facility at 6055 Reservoir Road in Boulder.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work, 3rd Ed. (2012)
    Robbins, S.P., Chatterjee, P., & Canda, E.R.
  • Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment, 5th Ed. (2015)
    Hutchison, E.D.

Specific textbook information will be confirmed by emailed to enrolled students two weeks prior to the start of class. Students should have all required texts/materials by the start of class. Books can be purchased through, the CSU Bookstore, or a bookstore of choice.