Minor in Social Work and Community Development
A. 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.
B. 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)
|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)
|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|
This minor requires 18 credits. The duration will vary depending on how many of those courses can be counted as part of your major courses. Make sure to consult with your advisor.
This program is currently offered in Beirut campus.