The purpose of Field Practicum I is to give students the opportunity to apply theory to social work practice. The student will engage in implementing generalist social work practice skills. Students are expected to participate at their field agency placement two days a week (16 hours a week). A seminar will be offered in conjunction with the field practicum. It will facilitate the process of integrating social work knowledge, skills, values, and a liberal arts base into a set of practice competencies necessary for the performance of beginning social work practice. The seminar will meet two hours per week for sixteen weeks.