Not currently offered
Course code

SWRK1002

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

In SWRK1002 students continue to develop knowledge and understanding of social justice, equality and social work in Australian society. Historical and contemporary debates are examined focusing on the way in which social equality and inequality are constructed via race, gender, income, age and sexuality.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2020.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe and apply a foundational understanding of social work theory and research knowledge.

2. Analyse and discuss inequality as it relates to specific demographic and identify groups in Australian society.

3. Convey critical analysis in written form.

4. Identify and explain how their own values, ethics and lived experience shape professional practice.

5. Reflect on group work dynamics and processes.

6. Develop and apply foundation research skills.


Content

  1. Social work's role in addressing inequality in society.
  2. Current inequalities in Australian society eg. youth, age, sexual orientation.
  3. Lifestage inequalities.
  4. Group dynamics and group theory.
  5. Professional ethics and professional practice.

Requisites

To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (12317), and have successfully completed SWRK1001.

To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (12317), and have successfully completed SWRK1001.


Assumed knowledge

SWRK1001, SOCA1010, PSYC1010


Assessment items

Presentation: Group presentation (10%)

Written Assignment: Written assignment (50%)

Written Assignment: Written assignment and oral presentation (40%)

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