WS4020 - International Social Work
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)
Available to BSW students only
This online subject is a social work elective subject. This subject is designed to
introduce students to international social work and the theories and perspectives
that underpin current thinking and practice in international social work. Students
will explore how historical, environmental, cultural, religious, political and economic
factors impact social welfare policies and the delivery of human services in different
regions of the world. Students will engage in critical thinking and analysis of global
social welfare issues including poverty, child welfare, health, issues particular
to women and the results of catastrophic events including conflict and natural disaster.
Students will analyse alternative models for service intervention and review how social
work practice is delivered in other countries and regions of the world.
- define and describe international social work and debate the need for, benefits of
and cautions important to engaging in international social work;
- demonstrate familiarity with the international social work profession and code of
- analyse the impact that historical, environmental, cultural, religious political and
economic factors have on social welfare policies and the delivery of human services
in varied countries;
- communicate a deeper and broader understanding of major issues related to international
social welfare such as: poverty; child welfare; health; issues particular to women
and the results of catastrophic events including conflict and natural disaster;
- delineate organisations in international social work and their intended and real impact
on international social welfare.
|This is an online class using Blackboard technology. All international students will
be enrolled in the course Blackboard cite with full access to course materials. All
students will therefore need to have an email account and be able to access the internet
to complete the course requirement.
Study Period 3
|Census Date 06-Feb-2014
||Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris
- 0 hours - No contact hours - external subject
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||quizzes or tests (50%); discussion board participation (5 discussion boards at 6% each) (30%); individual journal (10%); critical thinking paper (10%).
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest