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Course Contents

• Nature and Philosophy of Modern Social Work 1. Historical Background of Social Work 2. Definition of Social Work 3. Objectives of Social Work 4. Essential Values and Philosophical Basis of Social Work 5. Difference b/w Social Work and Social Welfare 6. Difference b/w Professional and Voluntary Social Work • Islam and Social Work 1. Economic Institutions in Islam 2. Institutions of Social Relationships in Islam (Family, Neighbourhood, Mosque) 3. Relationship b/w Islam and Social Work • Sociology 1. Definition and Description of the Term ‘Society’ 2. Types of Society (Nomadic v/s Sedentary, Traditional v/s Modern, Rural v/s Urban) 3. Definition and Description of Term ‘Culture’ 4. Characteristics of Pakistani Culture 5. Social Norms: Definition and Types (Folkways, Mores and Laws) 6. Socialization: Definition and Factors responsible for Socialization (Family, Peer Group, Religious Institution, Educational Institution, Mass Media and Workplace) 7. Definition and Description of Social Institutions 8. Functions of Social Institutions (Institution of Family, Religious Institution, Educational Institutions, Recreational Institution, Political Institution, Economic Institution) 9. Definition of Social Change 10. Factors which promote and hinder the Process of Social Change

Course Synopsis

This course includes the basic concepts of Social Work. The students will know the nature and philosophy of Social Work, its relationship with religion and also about different important sociological concepts and processes. As Social Work aims at improving human condition so this course will help the students to know about the basic structures and processes underlying our social lives.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:i. define and explain social facts and society related concepts. ii. develop an understanding of interrelated processes and phenomena and their effects on human beings and society. iii. understand the application of major sociological perspectives Social Work practice. iv. be effective helping professionals – helping others, resolving problems, providing support during crises, and have genuine concern about the well being of others.

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