Sylvester Bowie

  • Contact Information

  • Title: Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director & Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate
  • Office Location: Mariposa 4008
  • Office Hours: Mon 10:00-12:00 & 2-3 PM, Tue 1:00-2:00 PM and Thu 5-6:00 PM Or by appointment
  • E-mail:
  • Office Phone: (916) 278-7165
  • Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6090
  • Where to find me: Mariposa 4008

Information about Texts

Some texts might be available as ecopies. Explore this with the bookstore personnel


Please note that the bookstore might have some of the texts for SWRK 153 & 150 available for rental at about half the purchase cost. (contact the bookstore for more information Phone # 916 278-6447).

Courses that I am teaching this semester

Fall  2014:

SWRK 153

SWRK 150

Mandatory Reporters Video

These are the questions to be answered:

  1. Who are mandated reporters?
  2. Identify 6-8 professionals who are mandated by law to report cases of suspected child abuse
  3. Provide an example of a situation where a report might be made by a member of the public, but no investigation will be done
  4. In your judgment after viewing this video what are the primary reasons or concerns that will or should make a person call in a report to Child Protective Services (CPS)?
  5. What situation or circumstances makes a person a mandated reporter?


Fall 2014

Undergraduate Director and teaching            Welcome Video for BASW Students                  

SWRK 153 and

SWRK 150

Syllabi for these classes will be available by September 2014 semester

Professional Associations

ACSWE Conference Presentation Curacao July 2013

Human Trafficking (PDF)

Social Media (PDF)

Research Projects/Interests


Education and professional Interest

Education and professional Interest