|Welcome to Department of Social Work|
Social Work was part of Department of Sociology from 1978 to 1990. In order to enrich the social work professional education, the Department of Social Work was established in 1990. There are about 550 undergraduate students. The main task is to provide a learning environment for students to be professional social workers.
The graduate program of social work started in 1992, it had been a field of graduate program of sociology since 1981. There are about 65 graduate students. The goal of this program is to train advanced clinical social workers with diverse perspectives, policy planners, administrators, and social work researchers to perform leadership roles in their fields.
The staff and faculty of the department are involved with practice, community, and social movement, they play the leading roles in social work profession in Taiwan. In addition, the program is affiliated with the George Warren Brown of Social Work at Washington University in United States from 1997.
Moreover, the program is concerned with family work and oppression populations in community, for example, adolescence, women, children, elderly and aboriginals in communities.
The courses of BSW are designed for multiple purposes, and divided into three fields: family, health, and social welfare policy. The issues of family policy and family services are the major concerns. The freshman and sophomore students are required to take certain basic courses. The junior and senior students have an option of one of those three fields. Multiple teaching methods were employed, including lectures, group discussion, role-play, field visiting, field practicumm, etc. Diversity is the major characteristic; issues of gender, race, class, and oppression are integrated throughout the curriculum. The faculty members of the department are flexible and warm. The main task is to help students to integrate social work theories and practice. In order to prepare students for appropriate professional ability after graduation, they are expected to integrate social work theories and practice.
An Interview Opportunity for aboriginal Taiwanese
The program provides an interview opportunity for aboriginal Taiwanese students to study social work , they don’t need to pass the national entrance exams to study the undergraduate program. They are expected to go back their own communities to help their people.
The courses in MSW are divided into three major fields; they are Family and Private Practice, Social Administration, as well as Cultural Diversity and The Priority areas of Welfare. Those three fields are different in terms of required as well as elective courses. The graduate students can have an option between these three fields. The courses can provide them to advance their concepts of social work.
Graduate students may join an exchange program in the George Warren Brown of Social Work at Washington University in United States for credits, or to study another year at Washington University after graduation for MSW degree from there. Graduates who apply for the Ph.D. program at Washington University will be in favor for tuition waived, other available assistantships and scholarships.
Ⅰ.Undergraduate Program of Social Work
A. Required Courses Psychology Introduction to Social Work Social Service-Learning Sociology The Introduction of Philosophy The Interpersonal Relationship and Communication Social Psychology Human Behavior and Social Environment Social Work Practicum（1） Social Casework Social Problems Social Statistics Socail Group Work Group Power Community Organization and Development Social Work Research Social Policy and Social Administration Social Welfare Administration Social Work Practicum（2） Data Processing for Social Work Political Science Economics Application of Computer Packages for Statistical Analysis The Seminar on Labor Problem Environmental Psychology Leisure and Social Work The Theory and Practice of Case Management Marketing Research Thesis Voluntarism and Volunteer Management Social Work Practicum（3） B. Selective Courses Couple and Family Therapy Career Development and Planning The Development of Children and Youth Child Welfare Service Juvenile Delinquency and Probation Work The Introduction of Family Relation and Dynamic Aging Social Services Social Work with Children Child Protective Service Social Work and Maternal and Child Health Social Service with Adolescent Family System Theory Family Law Social Work with Family Domestic Violence and Social Work Practice Child Play Therapy Clinical Method of Social Work Women Welfare Service School Social Work The Introduction of Psychotherapy Theories Death and Hospice Social Work The Skills of Helping Interview Disability Welfare and Social Work Social Work and Public Health Psychiatric Social Work Medical Social Work Medical Sociology Abnormal Psychology The Prevention of Substance Abuse Emotion Theories and Emotion Regulations Group Counseling The Problem and Measure to the Aged The Development and Utilization of Social Social Marketing and Fund-raising Program Management and Practice Law and Social Work Significant Persons and Masterpieces in Social Work Social Insurance Social Welfare Program and Evaluation Theories of Social Welfare Seminar of National Health Insurance and National Pension Insurance Poverty and Public Assistance Comparative Social Policy Seminar on Current Issues in Social Work Social Work Supervision Social Work Practice Management of Human Service Organization Social Care Seminar of Social Welfare Privatization Seminar of Community-oriented Social Welfare Seminar on Social Welfare Administration and Welfare on Employees
Ⅱ.Graduate program of social work
A. Required Courses Social Work Theory Social Welfare Theories and Practices Personality, Culture and Taiwan Society Introduction to Clinical Methods of Social Work Social Policy Research Methods for Social Work Researches on Social Work of Taiwan Natives Qualitive Research in Social Work Social Work Field Practicum（1） Social Work Field Practicum（2） Theses B. Selective Courses Philosophical Foundations and Ethical Issues in Social Work Advanced Casework Advanced Social Group Work Community Organization and Development Seminar on Children Welfare Seminar on Youth Welfare Seminar on Women Welfare Seminar on Aging Welfare Seminar on Medical Social Work Family-Center Intervention Strategic Approach in Family Therapy Management of Human Service Organizations Deversity and Difference Social Work of Supervision Parent Education and Social Work The Seminars on Private Practice Family Policy Seminar on Single-Parent Families Seminar on Single-parent Families Social Welfare Economics Social Welfare Services of Taiwan Natives Disaster Practice and Research in Social Work Evaluation Practices of the Programs for Disadvantaged Communities Women and Social Policy Community Work for Disadvantaged Communities Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis for SPSS
medical social work, social work with family, women welfare
community organization and community development,
philosophy and ethical issues in social work, social problems
Hou-Sheng Chan visiting
family policy, social work with women studies
psychometrics, social psychology
disability welfare & social work, social work working with
family community care, intervention research.
social welfare theory,
social work with aborgines
social casework, children and family social work,
family therapy, the skills of helping interview,
the gender in family issues
adolescence and youth welfare services, social statistics &
research a method for social work, management in social
services agency, social policy and administration.
child play therapy, child development, child welfare, diversity
Leang-Yang Lai associate professor social welfare policies, social work administration,
social insurance, welfare state development,
community-oriented social services, social welfare
privalization, volunteer services
sociology of regional welfare, aged people welfare policy,
social welfare service
Chin-Fen Chang assistant
family therapy, couple therapy, psychiatric social work,
group dynamic, integration of counseling & Buddism,
woman empowerment & social work, action research.
Students who choose our undergraduate program as the first priority in entrance examination and are graded as the top three in their class are qualified for tuition waived for the first semester. In addition, the average grade above 80 from first semester among these three students are qualified for the tuition waived of the following semester.
Students who pass the entrance examination of the graduate program and are graded as the top one can be awarded a scholarship for both semesters of the first year.
The majority of our alumni work in diverse social work organizations. Their studying spirits and professional skills are very appreciated and recognized by these organizations. They earned the honor and distinction in the leadership positions in diverse organizations around.
Welcome to Department of Social Work Soochow University.
Department of Social Work
Soochow University 70,
Lin Chi Road,Shihlin
TEL：886-2-28819471 * 6332~6334 , 6342
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