Community Development

Area of studies: Social Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Mode of Studies: Full-time
Length of Programme: 3.5 academic years (210 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Bachelor in Social Work

Access Requirements

Applicants for Community Development programme should have obtained secondary education certificate.

Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired

The programme of Community Development is designed to develop community work qualification for professionals working in large, diverse (intercultural) groups, local and international teams and communities as well as non-formal neighborhood groups for the benefit of peace building and civil society. Main competencies provided are aimed at broad comprehension of group dynamics, social stratification and social networks, social policy, principles of community development and community based practice, building trust, solidarity and inclusion in and among local communities and mastering adequate social work and interdisciplinary techniques.

Graduates will be able to:

  • to comprehend concepts of community work, civil society, community group, team, social diversity and social welfare;
  • to recognize principles of adult learning, life long learning, social stratification, small and large group dynamics and personal development in groups;
  • to apply strengths and leadership perspectives in community development;
  • to employ social work methods, interdisciplinary community, groups and team intervention techniques according to ethics and values of community work;
  • to modify teamwork, information mining and analysis, planning and administration, public relations, community service provision and problem solving, self-reflection competencies for specific community development practice;
  • to produce evidence, based on qualitative as well as quantitative research methods;
  • to design professional identity by means of reflection, professional supervision and counseling;
  • to investigate diverse group and community phenomena within the frameworks of peace and civil society.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Community Development programme will be able to work as practitioners in neighborhoods, municipal, national welfare institutions as well as local national and especially international NGOs related to community development. Also will be able work in national and especially international bodies coordinating community initiatives (such as community centre associations etc.). Graduates will be able to develop human resources in diverse local and international private companies, international project teams or local as well as international initiatives. They will be able to pursue private practice and initiate projects as human resource, group work or community development consultants. Finally, graduates will be able to work as researchers in national and international social welfare stakeholder institutions as well as private companies interested in community initiatives or community-based services.

Curriculum

 

Courses

Code

 ECTS Credits

I semester

Basics of Social Work

SOD1001

6

Welfare State and Community Work in Global Contexts

 

6

A, B, D subjects

 

18
 
Total: 30

II semester

Social Relations OR

Human Behaviour in Social Environment

SOC 1002

SOD 1004

4

Social Economy and Civil Society

ADM4009

5

Public Relations

ADM 2001

5

A, B, D subjects

 

16

 
Total: 30

III semester

Basics of Sociology in Social Work

SOD1005

6

Social Work with Groups

SOD3005

6

Psychology in Social Work

SODN1009

6

Learning Theories and Strategies

EDU1012

4

A, B subjects

 

8

 
Total: 30

IV semester

Social Development OR

Community Organizing

SODN2011

SODN2014

5

Introduction to Diplomacy

POL 3014

4

Law Basics in Social Work

SOD2008

4

Team Work

SOD3006

4

Planning and Administration of Social Programs

SOD4007

6

Intercultural Communication

POL4015

4

Introduction to Field Practice in Communities

 

3

 
Total: 30

V semester

Quantitative Research in Community

SOD4004

6

Glocal Information and Communication Technologies

 

6

Social Work with Diverse Groups

 

6

Intercultural Phenomenology

 

6

Field Practice 1

 

6

 
Total: 30

VI semester

Qualitative Research in Community

SOD4011

6

Sustainable Social Environments

 

4

Peace and Human Rights in Community Work

 

4

Strengths Perspective in Community Work

 

6

Research Paper

 

4

Field Practice 2

 

6

 
Total: 30

 

VII semester

Pre-diploma Field Practice

 

3

Diversity in Social Work Practice

 

6

Community Work Ethics

 

6

Bachelor Final Thesis

 

15

 
Total: 30

In total C group subjects: 168

A, B, D subjects: 42
In total: 210