To be a department of high repute with regard to research, application and transmission of knowledge in social sciences to promote social development.
|Degree Code:||CSO||Degree Name:||Diploma in Social Work and Social Development|
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Final University of Nairobi examinations shall be given at the end of every semester in each taught course unit; and each final examination shall be in the form of a two-hour written examination paper. Where a semester-long project paper is required, work on the project paper shall be started and completed during the final semester of the ordinary diploma programme.
To be awarded the ordinary diploma, a candidate must pass all specialized, core and elective course units taken, as well as the Project Paper where applicable.
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A candidate must satisfy the prescribed University of Nairobi requirements. In addition, the minimum qualifications for admission to an Ordinary Diploma programme are:
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Each Ordinary Diploma candidate shall be required to successfully take at least eight (8) approved course units as well as a project paper where specified. Individual departments shall determine how the eight course units shall be apportioned in terms of core, specialization, and elective clusters.
Each department may identify core, theory and/or methods courses which all Ordinary Diploma candidates within the department shall take, provided that these shall not exceed two (2) course units. Each candidate shall be entitled to take at least one elective course.
The Ordinary Diploma programme shall consist of lectures, lecture-discussions, class presentations, seminars, demonstrations, fieldwork, student-teacher consultations, supervised independent study, coursework, or any combination of these, as well as written final examinations, and shall run for a minimum of two (2) semesters of fifteen weeks each and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. However, some departments or programmes may, with prior Senate approval, require a minimum of three semesters, with the third semester being devoted to additional taught courses, semester-long laboratory work, field work, field placement, or project paper.
Except where a semester-long project is required, the minimum load in each semester shall be two (2) course units; while the maximum load shall be four (4) course units per semester. A semester-long project consisting of laboratory/field work or project paper shall be treated as the equivalent of two course units.
Where a semester-long project paper is not required, one (1) course unit out of the minimum of eight (8) required to graduate may be designed to give candidates the opportunity to develop skills in independent research work and project report-writing.
Candidates shall be free to satisfy the requirements for elective courses in any department within the Faculty of Arts or any other Faculty or equivalent, subject to the prior approval of the department(s) and Faculties concerned.
Students shall undergo continuous assessment in each taught course in each semester. Such assessment shall take the form of written tests, term paper, oral presentations, field assignment, or any combination of these.
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|CSO 001||Introduction To Sociology And Anthropology||View Description|
Introduction To Sociology And Anthropology Description
Introduction to sociology and Anthropology the aim is to introduce students to the basic understanding of how society functions including the main sociological and anthropological concepts e.g. norms, culture, social stratification. Other areas include the branches of Sociology and anthropology, relevance of the Sociology today, major concerns of Sociologists in Theory and research, founding fathers e.g. Marx Weber, Durkheim in relation to power an social order, social institutions and attendant social processes, culture, symbols, social structure, kinship, cross-cultural aspects etc.
|CSW 001||Introduction To Methods And Principles Of Social Work||View Description|
Introduction To Methods And Principles Of Social Work Description
Key social work methods such as social case work, social group work, community organization, social action, etc will be covered. Major social Work principles such as individualization, acceptance, purposeful expression of feelings, clients’ self-determination, non-judgmental attitude will be given due emphasis. The specific skills enshrined within the social work relationship will also be covered.
|CSW 003||Integrated Social Work Practice||View Description|
Integrated Social Work Practice Description
An introduction to professional social work practice; basic social work methods such as social casework, social group work, community work, the social systems within which social workers operates; i.e. the client, target, action and change agent systems; tools for analysis of problems at the macro/micro levels are discussed. The process and skills in social work practice. Initiating contracts; collecting information, assessment/social diagnosis of social work practice; and a critical examination of the status of social work as a profession will also be covered in the course
|CSW O16||Introduction To Community Development And Social Welfare||View Description|
Introduction To Community Development And Social Welfare Description
The need for community development, its definitions, scope and assumptions, historical background, role of community workers and methods they use in work with communities including social action and directive and non-directive methods are discussed. Other topics covered are: Community and analysis, its leadership structure and functions, decision-making processes, its mobilization and participation. The topics are discussed in light of students’ work experiences.
|CSW 005||Social Work In Industry||View Description|
Social Work In Industry Description
The concept, objectives and scope of industrial social work; problems arising out of work situations such as maladjustment, ill-health and occupational diseases, mental health disorders, chronic absenteeism alcoholism, indebtedness, housing, family problems, etc Functions and task of a social worker in industry and different approaches in dealing with human problems in industry are also explored.
|CSW 006||Administration Of Social Welfare Organizations||View Description|
Administration Of Social Welfare Organizations Description
Characteristics of social welfare organizations, staff-client relations, public relations supervision, office administration and records management, communication, program planning, project formulation, plan implementation, monitoring and evaluation and staff development are covered.
|CSW 007||Family Social Work||View Description|
Family Social Work Description
The use of social work methods in family settings in order to address common issues such as family disharmony, conflicts and families in crises. Specific contents will include: family therapy, pre-marital marriage and divorce counseling, group therapy crisis intervention, family advocacy and working family welfare agencies
|CSW 008||Counselling||View Description|
The principle objective of the course is to expose the students to the art of counseling as professional social workers. The course also aims at equiping the learners with the practical counseling skills necessary for different problem situations that require counseling intervention. Learning will be conducted through lectures, group discussions and presentations, role play and group assignments.
|CSW 009||Criminology And Correctional Social Work||View Description|
Criminology And Correctional Social Work Description
Psychological factors in criminal behavior such as motivation, learning, habit formation and punishment; purpose of social work in authoritarian/correctional settings, young adult offenders; changing concepts of juvenile delinquency; educational and therapeutic correction programmes such as probation, parole and aftercare; application and modification of social work; and methods in closed and open settings.
|CSW 010||Medical And Psychiatric Social||View Description|
Medical And Psychiatric Social Description
The social and psychological factors involved in diseases and associated rehabilitation of affected individuals and factors affecting health care at the macro/micro level, concepts of health and health care in the context of development and social changes and mental health and its magnitude in Kenya, growth of social work in health care and the roles and responsibilities of social workers in various health settings are examined.
|CSO O17||Introduction To Program Planning And Impact Asessment||View Description|
Introduction To Program Planning And Impact Asessment Description
The meaning of program planning, its historical background assumptions and types are discussed. Other topics covered are: data gathering, goal setting, budgetary allocations, staffing; planning procedures such ZOPP and logistical framework, record keeping; and the meaning framework and methods of participatory impact assessment.
|CSO O18||Research Methods In Devleopment Practice||View Description|
Research Methods In Devleopment Practice Description
Methods and techniques used by various development agencies, especially NGOs including Rapid Appraisal (RAs) participatory Appraisal (Pas), Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT), community mapping, vern diagrams, Johari Window, etc are discussed. Preliminary aspects of social science research and their relationships to the methods, data collection tools and methods for needs and impact assessments and program monitoring are covered. Students are also assisted to understand how to conceive and write research and project proposals.
|CSO O19||Main Concepts In Social Change And Development||View Description|
Main Concepts In Social Change And Development Description
The concepts of social change and development are defined followed by discussions of types of social change, its indicators and consequences; approaches to development; development agents and their contribution to social change and development; problems of development in third world countries.
|CSO 020||Introduction To Rural And Urban Communities||View Description|
Introduction To Rural And Urban Communities Description
Historical background of rural and urban sociological studies, their definitions and current concerns are discussed. Rural aspects include social processes and institutions e.g., stratification, decision-making and interaction and urban aspects: ecology, role of their governments, population growth, rural-urban migration, communication and racial and ethnic relations are examined. Urban services such as housing, transport, health and education and associated problems and changes taking place in both rural and urban area are examined.
|CSO O21||Introduction To Attitudes And Behaviour Change||View Description|
Introduction To Attitudes And Behaviour Change Description
Definition of the main concepts such as attitudes, behavior change, etc. The process of the formation of attitude behavior and other personality attributes, influence of individual behavior and perceptions on the other people in the place of work and other social environments. Measurement techniques of attitudes and their influence on human development.
|CSO 002||Introduction To Social Pshycology And Socialization||View Description|
Introduction To Social Pshycology And Socialization Description
The relation between early childhood experiences and personality development is examined. Other areas of focus include methods of psychology, psychopathology, personal discorder, nature of man, the role of socialization, eg. Psychoanalytic and, cognitive approaches, learning theory, genetic constitutional theory , processes of socialization, eg.. sex typing, identification, attachment, imitation, agencies of socialization, cross-cultural differences and re-socialition
|CSW 002||Field Placement And Research Report||View Description|
Field Placement And Research Report Description
Research on topics or issues which are either on social problems or any other searchable phenomenon based on data gathered from secondary or primary sources during field placement. The data analysis should show applicability of basic theories and methods. This is to enable the students integrate the theoretical aspects of the course with practice. A format showing the layout of the research report and its approximate length is provided.
|CSW 004||Basic Concepts In Community Organization And Action||View Description|
Basic Concepts In Community Organization And Action Description
Community Organizations and action are defined and their historical backgrounds, assumptions and principles are discussed. Other topics covered are: social advocacy methods and tactics including conflict and consensus strategies; inter-organizational coordination, social conflict, movements and pressure groups; case studies of community interventions through their self-help or voluntary organizations, and fund raising methods.
|CSW O11||Gender And Development||View Description|
Gender And Development Description
Gender and Development as a mainstreaming approach that has shaped the contemporary public debate on how men and women can equitably contribute and benefit in the development process; social construction of gender, biological determination of sex; sexual identity – masculinity and feminity; patriarchal domination and oppression of women; feminist theory, political theory and feminist interpretation, gender role and gender issues in economic, social and political development.
|CSO O22||Introduction To Small And Medium Enterprises (sme) Development||View Description|
Introduction To Small And Medium Enterprises (sme) Development Description
SMEs are discussed in terms of their historical backgrounds, funding agencies, nature of support services such as credit, input supplies and entrepreneurial know-how. Case studies of successful and unsuccessful SMEs will be presented.
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