Social Functions of social work (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Stefan Borrmann
Type of courseLecture
ECTS credits3
SemesterSummer Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives

The lecture is an introduction of social work in Germany from a historical and theoretical perspective.

Current trends and challenges will be discussed and the interconnection of social work as a profession and the social system is highlighted 

Social work as a human rights profession (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Stefan Borrmann
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits3
SemesterSummer Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives

Social work is a human rights profession. The theoretical background of this conzeptionalization will be introduced.

Case examples will elaborate the role of social work in human rights violations

 

Street Level Bureaucracy (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Bettina Leibetseder
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits3
SemesterSummer Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives

Street-level bureaucracy theoretically centres on the normative values and practices of front-line workers in public services, as street-level bureaucrats enact public policy in their everyday routines and thus create citizenship. 

In the seminar, students discuss literature on different aspects of the theory like organisation, activation, digitalisation and discrimination.

 

Professionalisation of social work (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Stefan Borrmann
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits3
SemesterSummer Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives"Is social work a profession" is the title of a famous article from 1915. The question is still a highly controversal topic in academic social work. The main arguments for and against this view are central to the seminar.

 

Cultural and Intercultural competence (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Mihri Özdogan
Type of courseLecture
ECTS credits3
SemesterSummer Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
ObjectivesCritical analysis of images and conceptions of intercultural competences in social work to deconstruct the cultural view on persons with migrations experiences.

 

Social Work and and intercultural competence - the European perspective in the work with delinquents (English Friendly)

LecturerChristiane Heigermoser
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits3
SemesterSummer Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
ObjectivesKnowledge in comparing different resocialization systems/reoffending/work with juvenile and adult offenders within an European and International perspective.

 

Sociology of the body and disability (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Clemens Dannenbeck
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits3
SemesterSummer Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives

Culture, society and history are deeply inscribed  in the human body. "Disability Studies", „Cultural Studies“, „Queer Studies“ or „Gender Studies“  reflect the discourses of power that make a difference between what's normal and what's deviant.

Looking at the body being a social and cultural construct offers a chance to intervene in social conditions.

 

Convention of the United Nations on the rights of persons with disability (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Clemens Dannenbeck
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits3
SemesterSummer Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives

This  lecture is about the meaning of the Convention of the United Nations on the rights of persons with disabilities as a widely ratified legal document of human rights?

What's it's impact on Social Change and Cohersion from the point of view of people who are adressed as disabled and inferior?

 

Educational concepts of Social Work under racism critical aspects (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Mihri Özdogan
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits3
SemesterSummer Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives

Knowledge about theories of the racism as well as racist relations and racism-critical educational work as a basis for racism-critical social work.

Awareness of racism-critical competence as key qualification in the social work by practically oriented exercises and analysis of case studies.

 

Public health questions (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Bettina Leibetseder
Type of courseLecture
ECTS credits3
SemesterSummer Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
ObjectivesKnowledge about political theories on public health and comparative analyses and current debates in public health.

 

Pedagogic principles for social work (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Mechthild Wolff
Type of courseLecture
ECTS credits3
SemesterWinter Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives

Students know the basic perceptions and scientific definitions of the terms education, literacy and socialisation. They understand the meaning of these conceptions and they know that social workers deal with target groups in every state of human development.

Students are also able to define the phases early childhood, childhood, youth and adulthood. Students reflect family, peergroup and school as living environments and they get first ideas about the challenges of social work within these contexts.

The sociological view on modern societies (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Clemens Dannenbeck
Type of courseLecture
ECTS credits3
SemesterWinter Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives

Why is it useful and necessary for Social Workers to think in a sociological way? We do not think and act just as individuals, but as members of society.

Being socialized, educated and enculturated in a modern world gives us an idea of freedom but in the same moment also an idea of dependency.

Analysing society  is necessary to both understanding the dynamic processes of social change and questioning it's inescapability.

Islamophobia: Current Research on Prejudice and Practical Social Work (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Mihri Özdogan
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits3
SemesterWinter Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
ObjectivesStudents develop a critical attitude towards the social importance of categories of difference (gender, culture, social injustice, health), their coming into existence, reproduction and resulting structures of power.

Social work an cultural differences (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Clemens Dannenbeck
Type of courseLecture
ECTS credits3
SemesterWinter Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives

Talking about culture always seems to make a difference. Some may say there are inevitably clashes of culture. Cultural differences lead to conflict.

Culture defines belonging and affinity. All these attitudes towards culture widely ignore the fact that any culture is constantly changing and developing.

Understanding culture therefore means understanding the powerful processes that distinguish between inclusion and exclusion.

Youth and sub cultures and social work perspectives (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Stefan Borrmann
Type of courseSeminar
ECTS credits3
SemesterWinter Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
ObjectivesAt the beginning of the seminar an introduction to youth and sub cultures will be given. The main part of the seminar will consist of the presenation of current youth cultures in detail (i.e. Skinheads, Straight Edge/Hardcore-Szene, Punk, Hip-Hop). The relevance for social work practice will be poitnet out.

Social Policy and Participation (English Friendly)

LecturerProf. Bettina Leibetseder
Type of courseLecture
ECTS credits3
SemesterWinter Semester
Admission Requirements---
FormatOn Campus / English Friendly
Objectives

In this seminar, students engage with current theoretical aspects of social philosophy, citizenship and governance.

The course will provide an introduction to all three fields and students will apply these theories to current social problems.