SOWK205-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Social Work and Community Engagement

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course focuses on the development of the practice skills needed by students to engage well with individuals and community groups.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and organisational skills
  • Engage in self-directed learning
  • Demonstrate skills needed for individual and community engagement
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to acquire, understand and assess information from a range of sources.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of a framework for community analysis that includes bicultural components.
  • Demonstrate knowledge relevant to working with a range of ethnically, sexuality, ability, age, and linguistically diverse populations.
    • 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.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


With the permission of the Programme Co-ordinator.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 James Logie 104
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct


Bonnie Tainui


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Lectorial Learning Tasks 20% Completion of a minimum of eight (8) learning tasks from the weekly lectorials.
Community Analysis Presentation 18 Oct 2023 40% Group Assessment. Present 19 October
Reflection Essay 27 Oct 2023 40%

Textbooks / Resources

All Course readings and references will be made available on LEARN alongside content material

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 50

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All SOWK205 Occurrences

  • SOWK205-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023