Course in Social Work Progression

Bharathiar University
In Coimbatore

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Description

To facilitate the students to learn the history, philosophy and different methods of social. work, fields of social work and development of Social Work profession / education in India.

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Coimbatore
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 641046., Tamil Nadu, India
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Course programme

This course presents the history, philosophy and methods of social work.
Goals:
To facilitate the students to learn the history, philosophy and different methods of social
work, fields of social work and development of Social Work profession / education in India.
Objectives:
On successful completion of the course the students should enrich their knowledge about (i)
the concepts of Social Work, (ii) background and models of Social Work profession, (iii)
Social Work profession / education in India, and (iv) fields and emerging areas of Social
Work.
Contents:
Unit I Introduction
Social Work: Definition, objectives, philosophy and scope, the concepts of
Social Work, Social Service, Social Welfare, Social Reform, Social Security
and Social Justice; Introduction to the methods of Social Work.
Unit II Background and Models of Social Work Profession
Social Work Profession: Definition, traits, principles, values, ethics and goals;
Approaches and models of Social Work: Relief model, Welfare model,
Clinical model, Systems model, Radical model, and Developmental model;
National and International professional organizations in Social Work.
Unit III Social Work Profession / Education in India
Social Work Profession: Trends in Social Work Profession in India,
Development of Social Work Education in India; Field work and profession:
Importance of field work and supervision, problems faced by the Social Work
profession in India. Need for social science knowledge for professional social
workers; Functions of professional associations.
Unit IV Fields of Social Work
Fields of Social Work: Family and child welfare, Correctional Social Work,
Industrial Social Work, Medical and Psychiatric Social Work, School Social
Work and Community Social Work.
Unit V Emerging Areas of Social Work
Emerging areas of Social Work: Environmental protection, Disaster
management, HIV/AIDS, Gerentological Social Work and Human Rights.
DYNAMICS OF INDIAN SOCIETY
Course Number: SWC 02 Number of Credits: 4 (Four)
Subject Description:
This course portrays the concept of society and its related issues.
Goals:
To facilitate the students to learn the various aspects of society, socialization, family and
caste system in India.
Objectives:
On successful completion of the course the students should enrich their knowledge about (i)
the elements of society, (ii) socialization and social groups, (iii) marriage and family system,
(iv) caste system and social change, and (v) social problems with special reference to India.
Contents:
Unit I Basic Concepts in Society
Society: concept, characteristics, structure and functions of society,
relationship between individual and society. Community: concept, definition
and characteristics of rural, urban and tribal communities; Demographic
characteristics of Indian society, Relevance of sociological aspects for Social
work profession
Unit II Socialization, Social Control and Social Groups
Socialization: concept, importance and functions, agencies of socialization;
Social control: meaning, mechanisms of social control, agencies - formal and
informal; Culture: concept, influence on individuals, cultural change; Social
Groups: concept, definition, characteristics and classification of social groups
Unit III Marriage and Family System
Marriage: functions, forms, changes in mate choice and ceremonies;
Family system in India: functions, forms, and contemporary changes, conflict,
break down and adjustments
Unit IV Social Stratification and Social Change
Social stratification: definition and characteristics, caste and class;
Caste system: traditional Varna system, theories on the origin and
development, modern trends of caste system in India
Social change: concept, definition and factors leading to social change
Unit V Social Problems
Social problems: concept, definition, nature and extent of social problems and
issues in India; poverty, delinquency, alcoholism and drug addiction,
illiteracy, population explosion, prostitution, terrorism and crime, suicide and
corruption and problems of the aged and disabled.

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