Bachelor of Social Work Year One Course Outlines

SOWK 5311: Aotearoa New Zealand Society and Culture

Semester: One

Co-requisites: SOWK5312, SOWK5313, SOWK5314

Pre-requisites: Nil

Credit Value: 15

Level: 5

Formal Hours: 70

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80

 

Aim

This course builds student’s technical knowledge of the history of Aotearoa New Zealand, acknowledging its broader Pacific-Oceania origins and later settlement experiences. The concepts of society and culture and accounts of colonisation, nationhood, indigeneity and globalisation are introduced and discussed. Finally, contemporary and local issues of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and what and how Māori communities and Pacific communities evolve, are examined within the widened understanding of the historical experiences of this country.


Learning Outcomes

Following the successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Explore and examine different perspectives that inform the peopling of Aotearoa New Zealand.

2. Define and discuss concepts of: society, culture, colonisation, nationhood, indigeneity and globalisation in relation to the Aotearoa New Zealand context.

3. Discuss the evolvement of Māori and Pacific communities in Aotearoa New Zealand and some of the contemporary social issues associated with each community.



SOWK5312: Te Reo Māori and Tikanga

Semester: One

Co-requisites: SOWK5311, SOWK5313, SOWK5314

Pre-requisites: Nil

Credit Value: 15

Level: 5

Formal Hours: 70

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80

 

Aim

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to oral and written Māori language. The course includes comprehension, translation and grammar with emphasis placed on pronunciation and oral presentation. This is strengthened through awareness and experiences of Ngāti Toa Rangatira tikanga especially regarding powhiri, whakatau and powaiwai. Other iwi and their tikanga are also to be examined. 


Learning Outcomes Following the successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Recognise, comprehend and appropriately use a minimum of 250 new words in both oral and written forms

2. Recognise, comprehend and appropriately use a minimum of 30 idiomatic phrases in both oral and written forms

3. Receive (i.e. listen, read), produce (i.e. speak, write) and accurately translate short passages, to create new sentences and to recognise and correct errors in their own and other te reo Māori examples

4. Demonstrate ability to engage in activities in accordance with Ngāti Toa Rangatira tikanga



SOWK5313: Health Literacy

Semester: One

Co-requisites: SOWK5311, SOWK5312, SOWK5314

Pre-requisites: Nil

Credit Value: 15

Level: 5

Formal Hours: 70

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80

Aim

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic health information and services to make informed and appropriate health decisions.

Learning Outcomes

Following the successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Explain what health literacy is

2. Analyse access and usability of health information and services by different communities

3. Discuss cultural health literacy

4. Explore the role of the social work professional to enhance individual, whanau/aiga and community health literacy



SOWK5314: Services in the Community

Semester: One

Co-requisites: SOWK5311, SOWK5312, SOWK5313

Pre-requisites: Nil

Credit Value: 15

Level: 5

Formal Hours: 70

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80

Aim

The purpose of this course is to develop students’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of services:

• Health

• Community

• Social

• Cultural

• Introduction to fields of social work

Learning Outcomes

Following the successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Identify, locate and discuss services offered in their community

2. Relate and discuss specific populations served by these services

3. Identify and describe fields of social work in Aotearoa New Zealand



SOWK5321: Aotearoa New Zealand Society and Te Tiriti o Waitangi Responsibilities

Semester: Two

Co-requisites: SOWK5322, SOWK5323, SOWK5324

Pre-requisites: All Year 1 Semester 1 courses

Credit Value: 15

Level: 5

Formal Hours: 70

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80

Aim

This course builds students technical knowledge of the history of Aotearoa New Zealand prior to the European settlement phase of the late 1790s to today. It places Te Tiriti o Waitangi at the centre of its chronological account of this country’s history and develops a critical appreciation of the roles and responsibilities placed on individuals (both Māori and non Māori), communities and professions to uphold Te Tiriti.

Learning Outcomes

Following the successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss the waves of settlement of Aotearoa New Zealand.

2. Discuss key events of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and their significance for Aotearoa New Zealand.

3. Examine Tiriti influence on iwi settlement(s), indigeneity, immigration and globalisation.

4. Explore how individuals, communities and the social work profession view their Tiriti responsibilities.



SOWK5322: Pacific Peoples and their Protocols

Semester: Two

Co-requisites: SOWK5321, SOWK5323, SOWK5324

Pre-requisites: All Year 1 Semester 1 courses

Credit Value: 15 Level: 5

Formal Hours: 70

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80


Aim

This course has two parts. The first is an introductory oral and written Samoan and Cook Islands Māori languages. The course includes comprehension, translation and grammar with emphasis placed on pronunciation and oral presentation. This is strengthened through awareness and experiences of Samoan and Cook Islands protocols especially regarding formal welcomes, farewells and Porirua Pacific communities’ practices. Other Pacific islands protocols are also examined.

Learning Outcomes

Following the successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Recognise, comprehend and appropriately use a minimum of 100 Samoan and 100 Cook Islands new words in both oral and written forms.

2. Recognise, comprehend and appropriately use a minimum of 10 idiomatic Samoan and Cook Islands phrases in both oral and written forms.

3. Receive (i.e. listen, read), produce (i.e. speak, write) and accurately translate short passages, to create new sentences and to recognise and correct errors in their own and other student examples.

4. Demonstrate ability to engage in activities in accordance with Samoan or Cook Islands protocols



SOWK5323: Financial Literacy

Semester: Two

Co-requisites: SOWK5321, SOWK5322, SOWK5324

Pre-requisites: All Year 1 Semester 1 courses

Credit Value: 15

Level: 5

Formal Hours: 70

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80


Aim

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to understand basic financial information and services to make informed and appropriate financial decisions that can be shared with others.

Learning Outcomes

Following the successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Explain what financial literacy is.

2. Analyse access and usability of financial information and services by different communities.

3. Discuss cultural financial literacy.

4. Explore the role of the social work professional to enhance individual, whanau/aiga and community financial literacy.



SOWK5324: Community Service Project

Semester: Two

Co-requisites: SOWK5321, SOWK5322, SOWK5323

Pre-requisites: All Year 1 Semester 1 courses

Credit Value: 15

Level: 5

Formal Hours: 70

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 80

Aim

The purpose of this course is to provide a structured opportunity for students to plan, negotiate and experience the services in their community.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

1. Identify, locate and discuss services offered in their community.

2. Plan and negotiate their voluntary services with a community service/group.

3. Complete and report their voluntary service.

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