SOWK102-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Human Services in Aotearoa

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

A course that introduces the history, and contemporary organisation, and functions of the social services industry in New Zealand society. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of students’ capacities to understand and critically analyse the impact of service delivery on diverse populations.

The course considers the origins and traditions of human service work, and particularly social work – its knowledge base, values and skills.  The matter of social justice is explored, especially through attention to cultural diversity.
Part two of the course is devoted to exploring relevant fields of practice in Aotearoa, including child welfare services, criminal justice, health, and mental health services, and the not-for-profit sector.  The course aims to provide a basis from which students can understand the role and contribution of social services within New Zealand society, and begin to understand the interconnectedness of these services from a systems perspective.

Goals
1. To provide an overview of the development of human services and social work in
     Aotearoa New Zealand
2. To explore the components of human services and social work activity
3. To explore the ethnicity/human services interface
4. To provide an introduction to the way in which human services contribute to the welfare,
     justice, and health systems of New Zealand.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the origins of human services and social work
  • Articulate the impact of service delivery on diverse populations
  • Understand the contribution of social services to New Zealand society.
  • Articulate knowledge about a range of fields of practice in New Zealand.
  • Consider the relevance of theory, legislation, international conventions, and policy
                  to the human services and social work practice.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 A6 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Karl Popper 612 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Letitia Meadows

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online Library Exercise 28 Jul 2017 10%
Essay Research Exercise 11 Aug 2017 10%
Bicultural Essay 08 Sep 2017 20%
Field of Practice Essay 13 Oct 2017 20%
Final Exam 40% To Be Advised

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

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