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SOWK303 Communities and Organisations - Analysis and Theory

Organisational and community theories, patterns and change and their application within community and social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Students will describe and analyse a social service organisation and a case study of community development practice.

Paper title Communities and Organisations - Analysis and Theory
Paper code SOWK303
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Restriction
SOWX 303
Limited to
BSW
Notes
(i) May not be taken by students who have passed both (SOWK 234 or SOWX 234) and (SOWK 235 or SOWX 235). (ii) Non-BSW students may be admitted to this paper with approval from the Head of Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
Eligibility
This paper is designed for students who have been admitted into the Bachelor of Social Work programme.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Peter Walker
Tutor: Elizabeth Liddell
Paper Structure
The paper is divided into two sections:

Organisations
  • Social work practice at micro-, meso-, macro-levels; history and context
  • Organisational forms
  • Internal organisational environments
  • Organisational sectors
  • External environments
  • Power
Community Development
  • Introduction to community development - history and context
  • The basis of contemporary community
  • Community development settings
  • Community development as planned change
  • Skills for working with communities
  • Participatory democracy
Teaching Arrangements
There is one compulsory workshop for this paper; information about this is provided in the course books. Other teaching arrangements are by lecture and Blackboard participation.
Textbooks
Aimers, J. & Walker, P (2013) Community Development: insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Dunmore Press.

Ozanne, E & Rose, D (2013) The organisational context of human service practice. Palgrave MacMillan, Melbourne.
Course outline
The course outline is included in the course books
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing this paper students will be able to
  • Understand the basic dynamics and patterns of organisational and community relationships across cultural boundaries and the forces shaping contemporary patterns
  • Understand and critically evaluate the different major models of organisational and community change and their practical implications for working in the community
  • Identify and assess differing explanations of change in a variety of cultural and geographic settings
  • Analyse and evaluate community-based policy at all levels of decision making

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 9

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 13:00-14:50 10-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 11-15, 17-22
T2 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 11-15, 17-22

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 9

Organisational and community theories, patterns and change and their application within community and social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Students will describe and analyse a social service organisation and a case study of community development practice.

Paper title Communities and Organisations - Analysis and Theory
Paper code SOWK303
Subject Social Work
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
SOWK 553, SOWX 303
Limited to
BSW
Notes
(i) May not be taken by students who have passed both (SOWK 234 or SOWX 234) and (SOWK 235 or SOWX 235). (ii) Non-BSW students may be admitted to this paper with approval from the Head of Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
Eligibility
This paper is designed for students who have been admitted into the Bachelor of Social Work programme.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Peter Walker
Tutor: Elizabeth Liddell
Paper Structure
The paper is divided into two sections:

Organisations
  • Social work practice at micro-, meso-, macro-levels; history and context
  • Organisational forms
  • Internal organisational environments
  • Organisational sectors
  • External environments
  • Power
Community Development
  • Introduction to community development - history and context
  • The basis of contemporary community
  • Community development settings
  • Community development as planned change
  • Skills for working with communities
  • Participatory democracy
Teaching Arrangements
There is one compulsory workshop for this paper; information about this is provided in the course books. Other teaching arrangements are by lecture and Blackboard participation.
Textbooks
Aimers, J. & Walker, P (2013) Community Development: insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Dunmore Press.

Ozanne, E & Rose, D (2013) The organisational context of human service practice. Palgrave MacMillan, Melbourne.
Course outline
The course outline is included in the course books.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing this paper students will be able to
  • Understand the basic dynamics and patterns of organisational and community relationships across cultural boundaries and the forces shaping contemporary patterns
  • Understand and critically evaluate the different major models of organisational and community change and their practical implications for working in the community
  • Identify and assess differing explanations of change in a variety of cultural and geographic settings
  • Analyse and evaluate community-based policy at all levels of decision making

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 9

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 13:00-14:50 10-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22
T2 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-16:50 9
AND
B1 Thursday 09:00-16:50 9