Skip to main content

(SOCW 368) Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific

Students acquire knowledge of and skills in critical analysis of social policy and welfare systems in select Asia and Pacific Island nations, using an international/global framework.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite Admission to major or instructor consent
Offered Winter
Programs Social Work (BSW)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Students will be able to define and differentiate between the concept of international social work and the field of international social work.
  2. Students will be able to discuss the positive and negative aspects of globalization and the role that globalization plays in international social problems.
  3. Students will be able to define development and discuss current development strategies/frameworks around the world particularly in selected Asia and Pacific countries.
  4. Students will be able to identify the roles of intergovernmental organizations, governmental agencies, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in international social work.
  5. Students will be able to discuss the history of the social work profession, social work education, and the international social work organizations.
  6. Students will be able to articulate specific values and ethics that are at the core of international social work.
  7. Students will be able to discuss the importance of international and cultural knowledge in social work practice and the role of international professional exchange.