Minor in Social Work and Community Development
What Will I Learn?
Our program promotes active learning and understanding of the dynamics of social work and community development.
At the completion of the Minor in Social Work & Community Development, you should be able to:
- Practice social work by serving communities as guided by professional ethics;
- Integrate scholarship into practice through an evidence-based process;
- Embrace the principles of lifelong learning, social justice, and human diversity.
- Explain how social work in a variety of areas is practiced with various population groups, with special emphasis on community development skills within a life-long learning framework (e.g.capacity building, need assessment, conflict resolution and resource mobilization as well as other intervention modalities);
- Describe how the person-environment perspective is used to work with communities of various backgrounds;
- Recognize how the necessary values and ethical principles of the profession of social work are applied (e.g.social justice, human dignity & equality).
- Apply intervention modalities such as capacity building, need assessment, conflict resolution and resource mobilization.
Who Can Apply?
A Minor in Social Work and Community Development complements majors in the social sciences, communication arts, education, economics, business, political science and management.
This is an interdisciplinary program intended to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and practical experience to play a proactive role in social work & community development. It is designed in response to the mounting needs of local and international NGOs for community social workers.
You must complete a minimum of 18 credits:
Minor Core Requirements (9 credits)
|SWO201||Introduction to Social Work/Social Welfare||3|
|SWO210||Introduction to Community Development||3|
|SWO322||Field Work Experience I||3|
Minor Elective Requirements (9 credits)
|SWO203||Citizenship and Leadership||3|
|SWO301||Sociological Perspectives in Social Work||3|
|SWO302||Psychological Perspectives in Social Work||3|
|SWO313||Family and Child Welfare||3|
|SWO350||Social and Welfare Policies||3|
|SWO411||Sustainable Community Development: Theories & Practice||3|
|SWO201||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC311||Social Problems, Stratification and Marginalization||3|