The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Minor in Social Work and Community Development

Program Mission Statement

In keeping with the mission and academic plan of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Minor in Social Work and Community Development promotes active learning and students’ understanding of the dynamics of social work and community development.

The minor in Social Work and Community Development is an interdisciplinary program intended to provide LAU students with the knowledge, tools, and practical experience to play a proactive role in social work & community development. This minor is designed in response to the mounting needs of local and international NGOs for community social workers. In particular, a minor in Social Work and Community Development complements majors in the social sciences, communication arts, education, economics, business, political science and management.

Program requirements

For a Minor in Social Work and Community Development, students must complete a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Minor Core Requirements (9 credits)

 Number        Course  Cr 
SWO201  Introduction to Social Work/Social Welfare                                     3        
SWO210 Introduction to Community Development       3
SWO322 Field Work Experience I 3

Minor Elective Requirements (9 credits)

Number       Course        Cr   
SWO203  Citizenship and Leadership   3        
SWO301  Sociological Perspectives in Social Work 3
SWO302          Psychological Perspectives in Social Work  3
SWO313 Family and Child Welfare 3
SWO350 Social and Welfare Policies 3
SWO411 Sustainable Community Development: Theories & Practice   3
SWO201 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC311 Social Problems, Stratification and Marginalization 3


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