This course introduces the basic theories, methods and practices of community work.The course seeks to combine theory and practice and discusses in depth the local characteristics of our country’s community development in comparison to that in foreign countries. It seeks to lay a solid theoretical foundation, and foster solid practice and thinking ability for the students.
Social Case Work
1.Social Case Work-Definition,Meaning,Concept,Objectives,Principles and history of Social Case Work in China and abroad
2.Basic components of social casework-Problem,Person,Place,Process.Relationship in casework-nature,establishment,maintenance,termination,transference and counter transference
3.Case Work process-Study,Diagnosis,Treatment,Follow-up and Termination
4.Approaches in social case work-Functional,Diagnostic,Directive,Non-directive and Eclectic.Recording in casework-Importance and Methods
5.Application of social case work in family,educational institutions,community,industries and in hospitals
Social Team Work
Social Welfare and Social Assistance
This course surveys the history of social welfare policy, services, and the social work profession.It explores current social welfare issues in the context of their history and the underlying rationale and values that support different approaches. Emphasis is placed on major fields of social work service such as: income maintenance, health care, mental health, child welfare, corrections, and services to the elderly. Analytic frameworks with regard to social welfare policies and services are presented. These frameworks identify strengths and weaknesses in the current social welfare system with respect to multiculturalism and diversity; social justice and social change; behavioral and social science theory and research; and social work relevant promotion, prevention, treatment,and rehabilitation programs and services in relations to the diverse dimensions (including ability,age, class, color, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion or spirituality, sex, and sexual orientation).
This course introduces students the basic concepts, theories, and methods of policy analysis. It also introduces students the background information of Chinese social policies. Students are required to actively participate in class discussions. The final essay requires students to conduct evidence based analysis.
Western Sociological Theory
Classical Sociological Theory and Modern Sociological Theory attempt to give a fundamental mapping of key figures, works and concepts of sociological theory, by tracing some mainlines, problematics and characters of European sociological theory from 1930’s to the contemporary "post- era”, and to build up the basic ability of reading sociological theoretical texts.
This course mainly introduce the development of social security in foreign and Chinese context. It will introduce students the foundamental theories and characteristics of social security instittuions in different societies.
Introduction to Social Work
This is an introductory course mainly designed for the students in the field of sociology and social work, aiming to load the students with fundamental background, concepts, theories, methods and future trend of social work as a helping profession in a changing social context. The four-credit course will be mainly taught through lectures, group discussions, case analysis and student-oriented learning activities. In the process of classroom teaching, the lecturer will spend majority of time on introducing the history of social work profession, social welfare institution, values and ethics of social work, human behaviors and social environment, social work theories, social work methods and leading the students to deepen their understanding the ethics, skills and knowledge base of social work profession. More important, this course will also highlight the significance of developing social work profession in China.
This course introduces you to the basics of social statistics—techniques that sociologists and other social scientists use to summarize numeric data obtained from censuses,surveys, and experiments.
Methods of Social Survey and Social Research
This course--Methods of Social Survey and Social Research is designed for finding and solving kinds of social problems, providing the basic principles､programs､methods and applications of social research methods.
The main methods of social science research are statistical survey method､Field study method､Experimental method and Method of literature. This course is going to leading students to study and use those four methods, setting up the basement of their future study of special fields in social science.
Sociology Undergraduate required courses. By watching selected video of historical documentaries contemporary case in people`s political/economic/social life, to discuss social transition in sociological perspective , in order to help students understand the characteristics of social group role / social relations / social structure / social organization / social behavior / social conflict and order making and social thought in China.
Poverty and Development
This course introduces the basic concepts and theories about poverty and development and the problems of poverty in both the developed countries and developing countries and their efforts to fight these problems. It discusses the issues concerning the impoverished areas in our country, the differences in regional development, the polarization of the rich and the poor, urban poverty, microfinance and other topics. The course aims to further the students` understanding and insight on the problems of poverty.
Practice of Social Work
Social work is a very practical subject, students not only need to have good theoretical knowledge, master the basic methods of helping others but also more need to apply the acquired knowledge into practice and strengthen the professional realization in the professional practice.
History of Chinese Social Thoughts
This course examines the meaning and development of Chinese social thought in the context of Chinese society’s transformation and explores the native cultural resources for China’s sociological development.
Statistic Package for Social Science
This course provides an overview of the widely-used statistical methods in scientific research and the fundamentals of using the SPSS Base System. The course introduces the interfaces and functions of SPSS and teaches the skills necessary to perform a variety of statistical analyses with both user-friendly interface and syntax. The topics of this course include an overview of SPSS, managing data, creating and editing charts and tables, describing variables, conducting t tests, one-way ANOVA, multi-way ANOVA, correlation, regression and advanced statistical methods like nonparametric analyses, factor analysis, reliability analysis and etc. This course has a companion course "SPSS advanced statistics – laboratory”, which is to be taken at the same time.
Political Economics is one of the core courses required by all of the majors in School of Economics. The course contains the analysis of the relationship of production and of the development process of the capitalist economy. The purpose of this course is to allow the students to learn and understand the basic methods and theories of Marxist economics.
Introduction to Sociology
This course is designed to introduce students to foundemental concepts, theories and methods in sociology. It will also focus on helping students to learn major topics and perspectives in sociological research in China and wordwide, strengthening their professional identity as well as building a sense of social responsibility
General Management is a fundamental course for students of management, also an extension course for non-management students. The course will take perspectives of management need, managers, and management process, focus on the framework of management goal, process, and effectiveness, following the lines of institution, decision, planning, motivation, control, cost, change, and mechanism; defining related scope, functions, and rules; investigating theoretical and practical issues; utilizing exercises, simulation, and other types of activities and discussion, with the aim of helping students improve managerial knowledge, practice their managerial capabilities, and grasp managerial laws by taking advantage of multiple angles of material architecture and mechanism.
The goal of this course is to help students understand management of fundamental scope, theory, and methodologies; help students improve the abilities of defining, analyzing, and solving problems; help students prepare a foundation for learning subsequent courses; help non-management students equip themselves with management knowledge.
The content of this course include management need in globalization; managers, management activities, and management goal; mission, directions, and functions of institutions; design of organizational structure and staffing; problems, routine, and non-routine decisions; goal and planning; team behavior, negotiation, and motivation in operations; standardization, process control, and information system; cost/ benefit of management and performance evaluation; environmental challenges and organizational change; the science and art sides of managerial mechanism; managerial thoughts of leaders and their development.
Social psychology includes how to interact with individuals and groups, and how groups interact with each other. Social psychology can explain human behavior by using psychology theories. This course includes main theories and concepts of the mainstream social psychology. This course also analyzes how to apply social psychology knowledge to social lives, including interpersonal relationship development, communication and conflict etc.. This course also introduces culture perspective to explain human behavior.