SOWK616-16S2 (D) Semester Two 2016 (Distance)

Welfare and the Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 11 July 2016
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2016
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 22 July 2016
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 7 October 2016


This course will examine the role of law in our society and the importance of the law for social workers, social work agencies and social work clients. Specific areas of the law that are particularly relevant to social work practitioners will be covered. In addition, wider legal issues will be considered within the broad parameters of social justice and human rights. There will be a particular focus on the relevance of the Te Tiriti O Waitangi for the social work profession.


Subject to the approval of the Head of School


SOWK309, SOWK517

Course Coordinator

Cindy Zeiher


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Crticial Analysis Essay 05 Sep 2016 40% 4,000 words
Praxis Implications Essay 15 Oct 2015 40% 3,500 words
Online Posts 15 Oct 2016 20% 4 x 200 word posts - each worth 5%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $870.00

* 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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