Social work theory 110

Module code MWT 110
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Part 1: Developmental social work
The origin and nature, of social welfare and social work from a national and international perspective. Socio-economic problems, target groups, specialised fields, intervention levels (individual, family, group and community), service providers and role players in the South African context.  Developmental social welfare; principles, values, goal and functions of social work within a developmental perspective.  Cultural sensitive social work practice.
Part 2: Social work intervention: Community
Nature and characteristics of social work intervention with communities; exploration of the components of communities and community work; the value of the ecosystems and strengths perspectives in community work; composition of a community profile and the principles of social work services to communities to enhance community mobilisation and participation.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 1 discussion class per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Social Work and Criminology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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