Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester
|Degree programme:||Bachelor Social Work Fulltime|
|Type of degree:||FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme|
|Summer Semester 2020|
|Course unit title||Social Justice|
|Course unit code||04854154|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)||Compulsory|
|Semester when the course unit is delivered||Summer Semester 2020|
|Teaching hours per week||2|
|Year of study||2020|
|Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)||First Cycle (Bachelor)|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||5|
|Name of lecturer(s)||Sharon DU PLESSIS-SCHNEIDER|
|Prerequisites and co-requisites|
Requirement for incoming students: basic knowledge in working with people in social work and related disciplines.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
|Assessment methods and criteria|
Group of 3-4 or work independently: photo essay, term paper: put together a photo essay to raise awareness for social justice. The objective is to present a set of photographs related to social justice. It’s about raising the visibility of social problems faced by people in different walks of life (further detail in the course).
Excursion to the town of Ravensburg, Southern Germany. Social justice walk: "Conceptualising Social Justice in Ravensburg". Prof. Dr. Hans Walz & MSW Sharon du Plessis-Schneider.
|Recommended or required reading|
Alinsky, Saul (1971). Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals, New York: Random House.
Barry, Brian (2005). Why Social Justice Matters, Polity, Cambridge.
Brooks, Thomas (2016). Rawls and law, New York: Routledge
Dominelli, Lena (2012). Green Social Work, Sage. Ferguson, Iain (2007). Reclaiming Social Work, Challenging Neo-liberalism and Promoting Social Justice, Sage.
Dover, Michael A. (2019). A Needs-based Partial Theory of Human Injustice: Oppression, Dehumanization, Exploitation, and Systematic Inequality in Opportunities to Address Human Needs, Humanity & Society 2019, Vol. 43(4), pp. 442-483.
Ferguson, Iain (2007). Reclaiming Social Work, Challenging Neo-liberalism and Promoting Social Justice, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Gil, David (2013). Confronting social injustice: Concepts and strategies for social workers, USA: Columbia University.
Gil, David (2004). Perspectives on Social Justice. Reflections, 10 (4), pp. 1-15.
IFSW/IASSW (2014). Global Definition of Social Work, https://www.ifsw.org/what-is-social- work/global-definition-of-social-work/ (consulted on 18.1.2019)
Lundy, Colleen (2011). Social Work, Social Justice, and Human Rights: A Structural Approach to Practice, Second Edition, Canada: University of Toronto Press.
O’Brien, Mike (2010). “Social justice: Alive and well (partly) in social work practice?” International Social Work, 54(2), 174-190.
Rawls, John (1971). A Theory of Justice, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Staub-Bernasconi, Silvia (2007). Economic and Social Rights: The Neglected Human Rights, In: Reichert, Elisabeth (ed.): Challenges in Human Rights. A Social Work Perspective, Columbia University Press, pp. 138-161.
Winslade, John (2018). Counseling and social justice: What are we working for? In Audet, Cristelle and Paré, David (Eds.) Counseling and Social Justice, New York, NY: Routledge, pp. 16-28.
Wronka, Joseph (2016). Human Rights and Social Justice, Social Action and Service for the Helping and Health Professions. United States of America: Sage Publications.
Zarvirsek, Darja, Rommelspacher, Birgit, and Staub-Bernasconi, Silvia (Eds.). (2010). Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work: International Perspective. University of Ljubljana.
|Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)|
Classroom lectures and self-organised learning.
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