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 2022|
|Course unit title||European Social Policy|
|Course unit code||048502046201|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)||Compulsory|
|Semester when the course unit is delivered||Summer Semester 2022|
|Teaching hours per week||2|
|Year of study||2022|
|Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)||First Cycle (Bachelor)|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||6|
|Name of lecturer(s)||Doris BÖHLER|
|Prerequisites and co-requisites|
Beside the national concept of social security and social services we see on the European level the European Social Model. Strategy-papers, financial programs and actionplans of the EU use an European understanding of terms and definitions based on the comparison of social systems of the memberstates. Information about models of good practice and European benchmarks and how to influence them through active social lobbying becomes more and more important.
Students know the coordinating position of the EU in systems of social security, know the basics and concepts of the European social policy, are able to compare social services in the European context and consequences on the national system, know how to transfer and apply to European datas and specific social services (e.g. pension, basic needs or work)
|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
Lectures, individual and groupwork, selforganised learning, presentations
|Assessment methods and criteria|
Michael Himmer: presentations and final oral exam
(Option Doris Böhler - written seminar paper)
Information about the other 2 options (Stuttgart and Summerschool) through the responsible lecturers. Students can choose ONE option
|Recommended or required reading|
Communication department of the European Commission (2016): Webseite der Europäischen Kommission, Generaldirektion Beschäftigung und Soziales. Official website of the European Union - EUROPA. Online im Internet: URL: https://europa.eu/european-union/index_en (Zugriff am: 12.10.2018).
Erath, Peter (2010): Social Work Across Europe: Accounts from 16 Countries. Ostrava: University of Ostrava, European Research Inst. for Social Work.
Cox, David; Pawar, Manohar (2012): International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs. Los Angeles; London; New Delhi; Singapore; Washington DC: SAGE Publications.
|Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)|
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