Bachelor of Social Work Year Two Course Outlines

SOWK6311: Introduction to Sociology

Semester: One
Co-requisites: SOWK6312, SOWK6313, SOWK6314
Pre-requisites: All Year 1 courses
Credit Value: 15
Level: 6
Formal Hours: 70
Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80
Aim: Sociology, the study of societies, is an important lens through which to view and understand explanations of society and how society affects the way people live their lives. This course explores sociology from the micro level of face-to-face interaction to the macro level of societies, sociological theories explain how societal structures and systems affect its members.


SOWK6312: Human Development

Semester: One
Co-requisites: SOWK6311, SOWK6313, SOWK6314
Pre-requisites: All Year 1 courses
Credit Value: 15
Level: 6
Formal Hours: 70
Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80
Aim: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to human development within the context of their social work practice with others.


SOWK6313: Research and the Community

Semester: One
Co-requisites: SOWK6311, SOWK6312, SOWK6314
Pre-requisites: All Year 1 courses
Credit Value: 15
Level: 6
Formal Hours: 70
Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80
Aim: Research that informs and shapes knowledge of a community increases the opportunities and choices for the community’s development. This course introduces students to research as a process of inquiry and community empowerment, to the development of information literacy skills and an understanding of te Tiriti o Waitangi as a cornerstone of research influence in Aotearoa New Zealand.


 

SOWK6314: Social Work Skills 1

Semester: One
Co-requisites: SOWK6311, SOWK6312, SOWK6313
Pre-requisites: All Year 1 courses
Credit Value: 15
Level: 6
Formal Hours: 70
Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80
Aim: This course introduces and develops students’ knowledge of skills and information required for social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand through the exploration of key components of social work identity and practice.


SOWK6321: Introduction to Psychology

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: SOWK6322, SOWK6323, SOWK6324
Pre-requisites: All Year 1 courses, all Year 2 semester 1 courses
Credit Value: 15
Level: 6
Formal Hours: 70
Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80
Aim: This course introduces students to psychology, as a study of people, and how psychology informs and influences our understanding of human beings, human society, knowledge and peoples’ practices.


SOWK6322: New Zealand Government

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: SOWK6321, SOWK6323, SOWK6324
Pre-requisites: All Year 1 courses, all Year 2 semester 1 courses
Credit Value: 15
Level: 6
Formal Hours: 70
Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80
Aim: This course enables students to examine and build their knowledge of the New Zealand government as a singular entity of authority and the various forms of expressions of that authority and its influence on social services.


SOWK6323: Research Methods

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: SOWK6321, SOWK6322, SOWK6324
Pre-requisites: All Year 1 courses, all Year 2 semester 1 courses
Credit Value: 15
Level: 6
Formal Hours: 70
Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80
Aim: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to social science research methods and the relationship between different perspectives of knowledge, approaches to research, the findings they impute and the implications for social work practice.


SOWK6324: Social Work Skills 2

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: SOWK6321, SOWK6322, SOWK6323
Pre-requisites: All Year 1 courses, all Year 2 semester 1 courses,
Credit Value: 15
Level: 6
Formal Hours: 70
Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80
Aim: This course introduces the student to the social work process at a beginning practice level, within a safe simulated environment. Through facilitated learning the student develops understanding of social work process as a transparent and measured approach to working with clients.

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