Available in 2022
Course code

SWRK1020

Units

20 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course develops students understanding of social justice as it relates to social work practice. Historical and contemporary debates regarding inequality are examined, focussing on the ways inequality is constructed and experienced through youth, ageing and sexuality. Critical thinking skills are also developed as students consider their lived experience in relation to social work professional values and ethics.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Describe and apply a foundational understanding of core social work values outlined in the AASW Code of Ethics.

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 how their values, ethics and lived experience shape professional practice.

5. Identify and display skills in working effectively in groups.

6. Develop and apply foundational research skills.


Content

Topics will include:

  • Inequality in society
  • Current inequalities in Australian society (e.g. Youth, ageing, sexuality)
  • Social work responses to inequality
  • Group dynamics and group theory
  • Professional ethics and professional practice

Requisite

Students cannot enrol in this course if they have previously successfully completed SWRK1002. Students must have successfully completed SWRK1001 or SWRK1010. Students must be active in Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) [12317].


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 50%

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 20%

Presentation: Oral Presentation 20%

Presentation: Group Presentation 10%


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Week 11

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks

Weeks 1 and 2

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks

Weeks 1 and 2

Workshop

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks

Weeks 3-10 and 12

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.