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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Name : Diploma in Social Work

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 39


Type : Diploma

No. of Semesters : 4

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in English Language. Applicants possessing a Certificate in Social Work from this University, or an equivalent qualification will be considered. Entry Requirements.

Subject to the General Regulations 200 and the Special Regulations of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the following Special Regulations of the Department of Social Work shall apply: The normal minimum requirement is a BGCSE with credit in English or a Certificate in Social Work from this University or an equivalent qualification. Students shall be subject to the guidelines and regulations of the Department’s Fieldwork Manual.

General Education Course/Elective (2 or 3 credits) NB: A student can choose to take a GEC or an Elective course. Assessment

Assessment shall be as per General Academic Regulations 00.8. Assessment criteria shall also be stated in each course outline.

Progression from Semester to Semester.

Progression from one semester to the next shall be as per General Academic Regulations 00.9. Award of the Diploma The award of the Diploma shall be as per General Regulations 00.852.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH SERVICES Credits : 3
  SOCIAL WORK WITH YOUTH Credits : 3
  SOCIAL SERVICES IN BOTSWANA Credits : 2
  SOCIAL WORK WITH COMMUNITIES AND GROUPS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK Credits : 3
  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(SOC. SCI.) Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN(SOCIAL SCIENCE) Credits : 3
  SOCIAL WORK WITH FAMILIES AND CHILDREN Credits : 3
  PSYCHOLOGY FOR SOCIAL WORK Credits : 3
  SOCIAL WORK AND DISABILITIES Credits : 3
  INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2
  ELEMENTARY STATISTICS Credits : 3
  ORIENTATION TO FIELDWORK Credits : 1

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING IN SOCIAL WORK Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL POLICY Credits : 2
  SELECTED ISSUES IN SOCIAL WORK Credits : 2
  PROBATION Credits : 3
  FIELDWORK Credits : 3
  FIELD WORK AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  AIDS AND HOME BASED CARE Credits : 3
  SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN THE HUMAN SERV Credits : 3
  CULTURE, CHANGE AND SOCIAL WORK IN BOTSWANA Credits : 3
  THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF SOCIETY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.
Contact Details :
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