Social Organization Management |
Course Title: Social Organization Management
Course Credit: 4
1. Philosophy and Context of Social Services Management: Understanding and Defining Social Work Administration and Management; The Social Worker as Manager.
2. Organization and Management Theories: Understanding the Organization from a Systems Perspective; Organizational Culture; Scientific Management, Bureaucratic Management, Human Relations, Contingency and Systems Theories.
3. Managing the Organization: Leadership and Management Role and Tasks – Planning, Organizing, Controlling, Leading and Managing Time, Change, Technology, Board, Donor, and Public Relations etc; Promoting a Productive Work Environment.
4. Managing Human Resources: Job and Work Design; Job Analysis; Recruitment, Selection and Hiring; Staff Training and Development, Designing and Organizing a Training Course; Staff Performance Evaluation; Rewards and Termination.
5. Managing Finance: Budgeting Issues in Social Services; Revenue Sources; Resource Allocation; Accounts keeping and Auditing.
6. Managing Data and Information: Integrated Management Information System (IMIS); Steps to Developing an IMIS; Using Data and Information to Ensure Organizational Consistency and Integrity.
7. Monitoring, Supervision and Measuring the Effectiveness of Social Service Organization.
Social Development and Social Work |
Course Title: Social Development and Social Work
Course Credit: 4
1. Social Development: Background, Definition, Approaches, Importance, Theories, Trends; Relationship between Social Development and Economic Development.
2. Social Development Process: Objectives, Components, Indicators Strategies and Approaches of Social Development, as well as Eight Five- Year Plan, and Social Protection Strategies, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP).
3. Major Areas of Social Development: Women and Youth Development, Education and Human Resource Development.
4. Community Development: Community Participation, Resource Mobilization and Integration of Weaker Population Sections in Development Process.
5. Social Development Programmes and Policies: Social Development Programs of the Government of Bangladesh. Role of NGOs in Social Development, GOs-NGOs Co- operation for Social Development.
6. Social Development Strategies and Initiatives in Selected Countries: The Asia-Pacific Region viz. India, Vietnam, Nepal, and the Philippines.
7. Prospects and Problems of Development: Intervention for the Indigenous People in Bangladesh.
8. Assessment of the Social Situations: Social Survey, Interview, Direct Observation, Use of Assessment Tools, Assessment Indicators, and Community Mapping.
Social Work Approaches and Practice |
Course Title: Social Work Approaches and Practice
Course Credit: 4
1. Basic Nature and Purposes of Social Works as helping Profession.
2. Assumptions and Underlying References for Social Work Practice.
3. Knowledge, Skill, and Value Base of Social Work.
4. Theoretical Perspectives of Social Work and Social Development.
5. Social Work Strategy and Conceptualization of Social Work Methods.
6. Social Policy Analysis: Integrative View of Social Work Practice.
7. Understanding Social Situations: Resource Systems; Life-tasks; Factors Influencing the Quality of Human Life and Social Perspectives and Other Social Phenomena.
8. Models and Systems Relevant to Social Work Strategy Application: Social Intervention: Social Adaptation, Social and Technological Change and Innovation; Social Actions; Contact Phase and Contract Phase.
9. Phases of the Change Process: Intake and Engagement; Data Collection and Assessment; Evaluation and Termination.
10. Artistic Skills in Social Work: Basic Communication and Helping Skills, Non-Verbal Communication. Approaching Non-voluntary Client, Hard-to-Reach Client. Alcoholic Client and Dangerous Client. Techniques and Guidelines for Indirect Social Work Practice. Private Practice in Social Work. Voluntary Approach and Skills for Social Service, and Social Development in Bangladesh Context.
1. Social Research as Scientific Method: Social Research and Social Work Research, Qualitative Research and Quantitative Research, the Ethics of Social Research.
2. Literature Review: Importance, Use and Techniques, Techniques of Writing References and Preparing the Bibliography; Literature Review in Conducting Social Research.
3. Quantitative and Qualitative Research Design: Survey Design, Experimental Design, Case Study Design, Ethnographic Design, Mix Method Approach
4. Techniques of Data Collection: Observation and Participant Observation, Interview Seclude and Questionnaire, Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA); Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA); Focus Group Discussion (FGD); Projective Technique, Documentation, Use of Multiple Techniques of Data Collection.
5. Analysis and Presentation of Data: Qualitative and Quantitative.
6. Principles of Measurement: Levels and Scales of Measurement, Reliability and Validity, Precision and Accuracy, Construction of Indices.
7. Use of Social Research in Policy Formulation: Service Planning, Project Proposal and Evaluation of Development Plans, Its contribution to Social Work Field.
8. Developing Research Proposal on Selected Social Research Issues.
Statistics in Social Research |
Course Title: Statistics in Social Research
Course Credit: 2
1. Data Classification, Tabulation, and Interpretation of Tables.
2. Sampling: Definition, Importance and Its Limitations; Sampling Techniques; Probability and Non Probability, Sampling and Non-Sampling Error, Standard Error of Estimate, Accuracy, Precision and Bias.
3. Probability: Probability Distribution; Binomial Distribution, Normal Distribution, Poisson Distribution.
4. Test of Significance: The Test of Hypothesis; Some Important Tests; Parametric and Non Parametric.
5. Time Series Analysis and Index Number.
[Seminar will be organized on any chosen Social Welfare/Social Work related issue (s) and services, and all teachers will be involved. The modality will be to (a) form groups considering the roll-strength of students and manageability; (b) assign each group with themes/topics for presentation; (c) ask the students of the class to participate by means of question answer method.
Evaluation will depend upon individual’s contribution and performance in the session(s) and accordingly the students will be graded by the supervisors]
Field practicum consists of supervised program in problem-solving activities with the recipients of social welfare services, which enables students to learn to apply and experience social work skills necessary for professional practice. The education experience in field work is designed to integrate practice with the theoretical knowledge. The minimum required time for field work is at least 420 hours in approved social work development agencies spread over 60 working days beyond final report writing.
Participation in research laboratory work on a chosen practical research project, the project is expected to start at the very beginning and the students are expected to identify a research problem, designed the study, collect and analyze data and finally present a report.
Comprehensive Examination will be conducted to test overall knowledge of the students on the courses studied. The comprehensive examination will consist of one written examination.
Thesis (to be offered to the selected number of students) |
Course Title: Thesis (to be offered to the selected number of students)
Course Credit: 4
To be offered to the selected number of students. Fields will be within social welfare and development areas.
Justice System in Criminology and Victimology |
Course Title: Justice System in Criminology and Victimology
Course Credit: 4
1. Criminal Justice System: Concept, aims, Process, organs of CJS, Impediments to Criminal Justice System.
a) Police System: Evolution, Prosecution, Investigation, Problems of Law Enforcement Agencies, Police Community Relation.
b) Trial: Prosecution, Right of the Accuse, Contribution of Civil Society.
c) Penal System: Penal history in Indian Sub-continent and in Bangladesh, Logic behind imprisonment, Modern Trend in Prison, Prison Overcrowding, prison labor; Prison Administration and Prison Program in Bangladesh; Pitfall of Jail System; Jail Reforms.
2. Juvenile Justice: Concepts, Causes and Consequences of Delinquency; Development of Juvenile Justice System; Administration of Juvenile Justice System in Bangladesh; judicial Activism for protecting Children; Challenges to juvenile Justice system in Bangladesh.
3. Victim and Victimization: Concept; Types of victim and victimization; Difference between criminal victimization and social victimization; Process of Victimization, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Victimization.
4. Victim’s Rights: Victim’s Needs and rights; Victim and Justice System; UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power; Victim Assistance and Services.
5. Restorative Justice: Concept, Aim and Objectives, Principles, Process and Approaches to Restorative Justice.
6. Practices of Restorative Justice: The Practice of restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice System, Criminal Justice vs. Restorative Justice, Non-government and Private Initiatives for the victims in Bangladesh.
1. Clinical Social Work: Concept, goals, practice settings, characteristics of clinical social work, role of clinical social worker
2. Psychotherapy and Counseling: Conceptual orientation of counseling and psychotherapy, difference between the two concepts, practice areas and planning in psychotherapy and counseling
3. Therapeutic Skills and Clinical Social Work Practice: Concept, goals, areas, skills and role of clinical social worker in case assessment, case formulation, diagnosis, and case management and techniques used in clinical social work practice.
4. Theoretical Models in Clinical Social Work Practice: Psychodynamic model, cognitive and behavioral model, humanistic–existential model, client-centered model, person-in-environment model, and solution focused model.
5. Therapeutic Approaches in Clinical Social Work Practice: Psychoanalytic therapy, Adlerian therapy, existential therapy, person-centered therapy, gestalt therapy, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, choice theory/reality therapy and family systems therapy.
6. Mental Illness and Disorder: Conceptual orientation and definition, epidemiological and clinical features of mental disorder, pattern of mental disorders--mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia), substance abuse disorders and psychosomatic disorders.
7. Clinical Social Work Practice in Bangladesh: Contextual issues- coverage, challenges and barriers to clinical social service in Bangladesh.
Gerontological Social Work |
Course Title: Gerontological Social Work
Course Credit: 4
1. Ageing, Population Ageing, Ageism, Elder Abuse, Healthy Ageing, Successful Ageing, Gerontology, Age Care-giving: concept, scope and significance
2. Gerontological Social Work : Concepts, Scope, Objectives, Functions, Methods and Strategies
3. Theories and Studies of Ageing: Social and Psychological theories of ageing
4. Research Methods in Gerontological Studies: Qualitative and Quantitative
5. Situation and Support System for Older Person in Bangladesh: Demographic and socio economic situation, health and long term care, employment and income security, academic programs and media, older person with disabilities, older person in disaster and emergencies.
6. Psychology in ageing: Personality Pattern, Stress and Ageing, Spirituality, Memory and Creativity, Depression, Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
7. International initiatives on ageing issues and role of social workers in combating the problems of elderly
Industrial Relations: Concept, Features, Objectives, Scope, Actors, Factors, Evolution of Industrial Relations; IR in global perspectives, Theories/ Approaches related to Industrial Relations
Industrial Relations in Bangladesh: Current situation, Importance, Legal Framework, Causes of poor IR, Problems and Prospects of Industrial Relations System in Bangladesh.
Industrial Disputes: Concept, Causes, Forms and Effects of Industrial Disputes; Dispute Settlement methods, Preventive Measures of Industrial Disputes according to the Bangladesh Labour Law.
Trade Union: Concept, Development, Objectives, Functions and Methods; Trade Union Movement in Bangladesh: Challenges and Prospects; Impact of Trade Union on Industrial Relations; Legal Provisions Related to Formation and Practices of Trade Union in Bangladesh.
Collective Bargaining: Concept, Nature, Areas, Importance; Theories, Process, Forms and Tactics of Collective Bargaining; Legal Provisions Related to Determination of Collective Bargaining Agents and their Rights and Privileges in Bangladesh.
International Labour Organization: Historical Background, Objectives and Guiding Principles; Structure, Functions, International Labour Standards; ILO in Bangladesh .
Labour Laws and Labour Policies in Bangladesh: Bangladesh Labour Act 2006 (amendment 2018), Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Act 2006 (amendment 2013), The EPZ Workers’ Welfare Association and Industrial Relations Act, 2010 (amendment 2016). National Labour Policy 2012, Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy 2015, Bangladesh Industrial Policy 2016.
International and Comparative Social Policy |
Course Title: International and Comparative Social Policy
Course Credit: 4
1. Concepts of international and comparative social policy. Origin of ‘welfare’ concept in international and comparative social policy.
2. The development of social policy: Main drivers.
3. Analyzing social policies: citizenship and social justice
4. Contents and comparison of social policy: Welfare states. Industrialized and developing world
5. EU and the Europeanization of social policy
6. Social policy in Asia: Comparison between SARRC and ASEAN countries
7. The challenges facing international social policy a) Globalization, b) International migration, d). Ageing societies, d) Poverty and inequality
8. Issues in the delivery of international social policy: a) The end of the welfare state and form of capitalism, b) Work-based welfare, c) Welfare markets and regulatory social policy, d) NGOs and the third sector
Course Title: Viva- Voce (Theoretical and Practical)
Course Credit: 2
[Students will attend the Viva-Voce in front to the exam committee after finishing their all courses of this semester and it is compulsory for them. There are no particular contents/topics for this viva- Voce but students will be asked about the names and contents of the curriculums that they have already attended in the exams. Priority will be given to their overall analytical and critical analysis about the contents of the course curriculum].