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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Name : Bachelor of Social Work

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 40


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in English Language and Mathematics. Applicants possessing a Diploma in Social Work from this University or equivalent qualification with a minimum of Credit shall be eligible for entry to level 200. 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

1. The normal minimum requirement for entry into the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Programme is a credit in Mathematics. 2. Students shall be subject to the guidelines and regulations of the Department’s Fieldwork Manual. 3. Applicants with a Diploma in Social Work from this University or an equivalent qualification with a minimum grade of a credit shall be eligible for entry at Level 2 of the first semester of the second year of the BSW Programme. 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 Degree

The award of the Degree shall be as per General Regulations 00.852

Level400 NB: Students with a minimum of a B average from Level 2 and 3 and a minimum of B average from BSW306 can choose BSW406 and BSW415 in place of one seminar in Semester 1 and one seminar in Semester 2. NB: SWF300 and SWF400 are 9-week fieldwork placements in social welfare agencies that take place during the long vacation between Levels 2 and 3 and Levels 3 and 4 respectively.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  READING AND WRITING IN SOCIAL WORK Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3
  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(SOC. SCI.) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  LAW AND SOCIAL WORK Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE Credits : 3
  INTRO TO SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS & PRINCIPLES 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

  ORAL COMMUNICATION Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK Credits : 3
  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN(SOCIAL SCIENCE) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2
  HELPING IN THE COMMUNITY Credits : 3

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 COMMUNITY WORK Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO GROUP WORK Credits : 3
  BASIC MICROECONOMICS Credits : 3
  LAW AND SOCIAL WORK Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE Credits : 3
  ELEMENTARY STATISTICS 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

  INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS Credits : 3
  SOCIAL WORK &MENTAL HEALTH Credits : 3
  THEORY & SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO GROUP WORK Credits : 3
  STATISTICAL TOOLS FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH Credits : 3
  ORIENTATION TO FIELDWORK Credits : 1

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  ADMINISTRATION AND CHANGE IN THE SOCIAL SERVE Credits : 3
  COUNSELLING Credits : 3
  SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH AIDS Credits : 3
  FIELDWORK I Credits : 3
  REFLECTIVE PRACTICE ON FIELDWORK Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  COMMUNITY WORK PRACTICE Credits : 3
  RESEARCH IN SOCIAL WORK Credits : 3
  SOCIAL SERVICE PLANNING Credits : 3
  FIELDWORK PRACTICE,CULTURE&SOCIAL WORK Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  SUPERVISION IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES Credits : 3
  FIELDWORK II Credits : 3
  LINKING THEORY & FIELDWORK Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

  SEMINAR I Credits : 3
  SEMINAR II Credits : 3
  SEMINAR III Credits : 3
  SEMINAR IV Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT I Credits : 3

Semester 8

Core Courses

  INTEGRATIVE FIELDWORK PRACTICE Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

  SEMINAR V Credits : 3
  SEMINAR VI Credits : 3
  SEMINAR VII Credits : 3
  SEMINAR VIII Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT II Credits : 3
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