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BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (BSW)


Admission requirements

Applicants who matriculated before 2008

a) The National Senior Certificate for Bachelor's Degree study plus a score of no less than 30 points calculated according to the University's approved points system, as well as the following specific subject requirements:

  • Level 4 (50-59%) in English (Home Language) or
  • Level 5 (60-69%) in English (First Additional Language)
  • Level 4 (50-59%) in Another Language (Home or First Additional Language) and
  • Level 3 (40-49) in Mathematics or 
  • Level 4 (50-59%) in Mathematical Literacy 

b) Students will be required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT)

                                          OR

c)  A qualification or level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed to be equivalent to the requirements stipuilated in (a) and (b) above

 

Applicants who matriculated before 2008:

a) A Matriculation Exemption with the minimum of a D aggregate and the minimum of a D aggregate symbol for English

b) Students will be required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT)

                                          OR

c) A qualification or level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed to be equivalent to the requirements stipuilated in (a) and (b) above

 

  

 

1st Year

 Group 1 - Compulsory
 
  • Introduction to the philosophy of Care 
  • Health, Development & Primary health Care 
  • EED
  • Computer Literacy
 Group 2 – Compulsory

Social work:

        • Introduction to the Fieldwork Education 
        • Introduction to the Field of Social Work 113
        • Introduction to the Social Work process 
        • Introduction to the Philosophy of Professional Social Work Values and Ethics 
        • Introduction to the Field of Social Work 124
 
 Group 3 – Compulsory

Psychology: 

  • Introduction to psychology 
  • Brain and behaviour 
  • Psychology of child development
  • Intro to Research Methods 

Anthropology/Sociology:  

  • Anthro/Soc 111 
  • Anthro/Soc 121
 

2nd Year

Students must take all four social work modules and have a choice of doing either four modules of Psychology and two of Social Sciences, or vice versa, depending on their choice of principle subject.
 
 Group 1 – Compulsory
 
  •  Health Promotion 
  • The Social work process at Macro level 
  • The Social work Process at Meso Level 
  • The Social work Process at Micro Level 
  • Basic fieldwork education
  Group 2 – Compulsory
 
  • Anthropology 222 
  • Qualitative Research Methods & Health Science 
 Group 3 – Electives:
 
Students must choose either four modules of Psychology and two of social sciences or vice versa
  

Social Sciences:  

  • Anthropology 211
  • Sociology 221  
  • Sociology 231                         
  • Sociology 232                        
 Psychology:
 
  • Study of Human Development
  • Introduction to Psychological Intervention 
  • Introduction Psychopathology 
  • Community Psychology  
  • Health Psychology 
  

3rd Year

 
 Compulsory
  • Intervention: Child and Youth Well-being
  • Intervention:  Family Well-being 
  • Intervention: Social inclusion 
  • Intervention: HIV/AIDS 
  • Intermediate Field Work Education 
  • Gender Studies 311 
  • Gender Studies 321 
  • Welfare Law

Electives:

Students who have chosen four in their second year of study in Social Sciences OR Psychology will study the following modules in that subjects in their third year:
 

Social Sciences:

  •  Anthropology 312 
  • Anthropology 322
 OR
 
 Psychology:
  •  Introduction to personality theory 
  • The Psychology of Social Identity & Oppression
  

4th Year

Students Must take all Social work modules:

  • Advanced Fieldwork Education
  • Social Work Research Project
  • Social Work Research Methodology
  • Advanced Social Work Ethics
  • Advanced Social Policy and Planning
  • Advanced Study of Specific Fields of Care
  • Advanced Social Work Intervention
 
 
 
 

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