Welcome to Department of Social Work !

    The Department of Social Work started as an undergraduate program. Social work courses has been a part of the Institute since 2013. Our Department of Social Work addresses community challenges related to child welfare, mental health, health care, substance use, poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, disability, community empowerment, social justice, growing elder population, and social change. We educate students for micro and macro practice and leadership in government agencies, non-profit organizations, schools and non-traditional settings. As we plan to meet the emerging challenges facing vulnerable populations, we are also stabilizing and improving our internal materials to build additional capacity and supports within our Department.

 

General Information

Social Work is a catalyst for social change that promotes the strengths of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to enhance the social welfare of our society. Social workers seek to support poor and vulnerable people through the promotion of social justice and respect and compassion for all.

Students in this department will develop a greater understanding of complex social issues using an ecological framework. Students will be oriented to Child Care, Elderly Care, and Mental and Physical Health Care.

 

Mission

To prepare students for social work practice sensitive to the social, economic, cultural, and demographic issues.  Within a framework emphasizing professional ethics, social justice, diversity, strengths and community engagement, the Department seeks to equip students with knowledge and skills for effective practice. 

 

Objective

  • Prepare students for generalist social work practice;
  • Build educational opportunities that challenge students’ learning through the development of social work knowledge;
  • Enhance the curricula with the inclusion of global issues such as human rights, social and economic justice, spiritual and religious tolerance, and the interconnectedness of human, social, and political issues.

Curriculum 4 Years

 

Year 1

Semester One

Semester Two

Course

Credits

Hours

Course

Credits

Hours

English Language I

4(4-0)

64

English Language II

4(4-0)

64

Developmental Psychology

2(2-0)

32

General Psychology

3(3-0)

48

Computer Application I

3(2-1)

64

Computer Application II

3(2-1)

64

Academic Read & Writing

3(3-0)

48

Social Work Ethics

3(3-0)

48

Human Biology & food security

3(3-0)

48

Introduction to Sociology

2(2-0)

32

Introduction to Social Work I

  • What is SW?
  • Theories of SW?
  • Approaches
  • Understanding of Society

3(3-0)

48

Introduction to Social Work II

  • Methodologies
  • SW in Cambodia
  • SW in the world
  • Human behavior and Social environment

3(3-0)

48

Khmer Culture

2(2-0)

32

ASEAN Cultures

2(2-0)

32

Total

20

336

Total

20

336

Total credits for First Year: 40

 

Year 2

Semester One

Semester Two

Course

Credits

Hours

Course

Credits

Hours

English Language III

4 (4-0)

64

English Language IV

4(4-0)

64

Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Clinical Practice

3(3-0)

48

Trauma theory and technique 

3(3-0)

48

Social justice and equity 

  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Different theories and approaches of social justice
  • Social teaching and other religions
  • Gender equality

3(3,0)

48

Poverty and Social responsibilities

  • Analysis of poverty
  • Poverty in Cambodia
  • Poverty in the world
  • Way to alleviate poverty

3(3,0)

48

Social interpersonal communication

3(3,0)

48

Social Welfare Policy & Services

3(3-0)

48

Social Work Counseling (Individual, interpersonal, group and family)  

3(3-0)

48

Case Management & Crisis Intervention

3 (3-0)

48

Community Empowerment Practice

  • Development concept and theories
  • Social analysis
  • Development approaches (right base, need base, resources base)

3(3-0)

48

Community Development

  • Communities organizing
  • advocacy and networking
  •  

3(3-0)

48

Exposure Learning to difference organization

Total

19

304

Total

19

304

Total credits for Second Year: 38

 

Year 3

Semester One

Semester Two

Course

Credits

Hours

Course

Credits

Hours

English Language V

4(4-0)

64

English Language VI

4(4-0)

64

Disability & Inclusive Development

3(3-0)

48

Child Abuse and Neglect Concerns

3(3-0)

48

Social Work Leadership and Management

3(3,0)

48

Program Development and Evaluation

3(3,0)

48

Child and Youth Development

3(3-0)

48

Social Work with Elderly   

3(3-0)

48

Community Mental Health

3(3-0)

48

Child Welfare Service

3(3-0)

48

Introduction to Research I

  • What is research
  • Different method of research
  • Focuses on social research
  • Research project (phase 1)

3(2-1)

64

Introduction to Research II

  • Difference tools
  • Computer app (SPSS...)
  • data Analysis and interpretation
  • Research project (phase 2 , submission of the research)

3(2-1)

64

Three months Practicum

Total

19

320

Total

19

320

Total credits for Third Year: 38

 

Year 4

Semester One

Semester Two

Course

Credits

Hours

Course

Credits

Hours

Social Work Field Practice Course Elderly

3(2-1)

64

 

6 months Supervised Practicum

and thesis

(9 Credits)

Social Work Field Practice Course in Child, Youth and Family

3(2-1)

64

Social Work Field Practice Course in Mental Health

3(2-1)

64

Social Work Practice in Disability

3(2-1)

64

Skills LAB

  • Facilitation skill
  • Resource mobilization
  • Conflict resolution
  • OB
  • OD

3(2-1)

64

English for Social Work

4(4-0)

64

Total

19

384

Total

9

 

Total credits for Forth Year: 28

Grand total credits: 144

 

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