Social Worker Courses correspondence in Unisa

Bachelor of Social Work

Qualification code: 99309
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 516
Rules:
NO new registration will be accepted in 2016.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Qualification offered until 2022, and ONLY for students previously registered for this qualification.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study;
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester;
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and/or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree/non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately:

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules;
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

Rules:
NO new registration will be accepted in 2016.

First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
INS1502 – Developing Information Skills for Lifelong Learning
SCK1501 – Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work
SCK1502 – Introduction to Social Work as a Profession Co-requisite:SCK1503 or SCK103Y. (Not applicable to 98218 & 03425-CRI)
SCK1503 – Practical Work Co-requisite:SCK1502 or SCK102X
SCW2601 – Introduction to Law for Social Work IIA
SCW2602 – Introduction to Law for Social Work IIB
Group B. Select the 2 modules of your Second Major (If DVA is chosen as a second major PYC2605 must be done)
CMY1501 – Introduction to Criminology: Crime, Offenders and Criminal Behaviour
CMY1502 – Introduction to Criminology: Victims and Reduction of Crime
COM1501 – Fundamentals of Communication
COM1502 – Communication Contexts and Applications
DVA1501 – Introduction to Development Studies
PLS1501 – Introduction to Western Philosophy
PLS1502 – Introduction to African Philosophy
PYC1501 – Basic Psychology
PYC1502 – Psychology in Society
SOC1501 – Community, Society and Inequality in a Globalised World: Introduction to Sociology
SOC1502 – Understanding South Africa: Families, Education, Identities and Inequality
Group C. Select 2 of the following: (if not selected from GROUP B)
APY1501 – The Anthropological Study of Culture in a Multicultural Context
ENN103F – English for Academic Purposes
EUP1501 – Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions
RST1501 – Introduction to History of Religions

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
APY2613 – Anthropology in an African Context
RSC2601 – Research in Social Sciences
SCK2601 – Facilitative Communication in Groups and Communities Pre-requisite:SCK1502 & SCK1503 or SCK102X & SCK103Y. (Not applicable to 02313 – CHP)
Co-requisite:SCK2602 or SCK2024
SCK2602 – Practical Work Pre-requisite:SCK1502 & SCK1503 or SCK102X & SCK103Y
Co-requisite:SCK2601or SCK2013
SCK2603 – Welfare Policy Pre-requisite:SCK1501 or SCK101W
SCK2604 – Counselling Skills Pre-requisite:SCK1502 or SCK102X.
Co-requisite:SCK2601 or SCK2013
Group B. Select 1 from the following:
MGG2601 – Marriage Guidance and Counselling
MGG2602 – Sexual Trauma
Group C. Select 3 modules if CRIMINOLOGY is your SECOND MAJOR
CMY2601 – Crime Risk Perspectives
CMY2602 – Principles of Crime Prevention, Reduction and Control
CMY2603 – Child and Youth Misbehaviour
CMY2604 – Dealing With Young Offenders
Group D. Select 3 modules if COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is your SECOND MAJOR
COM2601 – Organisational Communication
COM2602 – Integrated Organisational Communication
COM2603 – Intercultural, Development and Health Communication
COM2604 – Media Studies: Mass Communication and Media Theory
Group E. Select the 3 modules if DEVELOPMENT STUDIES is your SECOND MAJOR
DVA1601 – Development Problems and Institutions
DVA2601 – Projects and Programmes as Instruments of Development
DVA2602 – Community Development and the Basic Needs Approach
Group F. Select 3 modules if PHILOSOPHY is your SECOND MAJOR
PLS2601 – Critical Reasoning
PLS2602 – African Ethics and Politics
PLS2607 – Philosophy of Science
Group G. Select PYC2605 plus 2 modules if PSYCHOLOGY is your SECOND MAJOR
PYC2601 – Personality Theories
PYC2602 – Child and Adolescent Development
PYC2603 – Adulthood and Maturity
PYC2604 – Community Psychology: Re-Imagining Community
PYC2605 – HIV/Aids Care and Counselling
PYC2606 – Basic Measurement and Questionnaire Design
Group H. Select 3 modules if SOCIOLOGY is your SECOND MAJOR
SOC2601 – Theories of Social Change
SOC2602 – Globalisation and Social Change in South Africa
SOC2604 – Sociology of Families and Social Problems

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
SCK3701 – Social Case Work Pre-requisite:SCK2604 or SCK2046
Co-requisite:SCK3704 or SCK304A
SCK3702 – Social Group Work Pre-requisite:SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 & SCK2024
Co-requisite:SCK3704 or SCK304A
SCK3703 – Community Work Pre-requisite:SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 & SCK2024. (Not applicable to 02313 – CHP)
Co-requisite:SCK3705 or SCK305B. (Not applicable to 02313 – CHP)
SCK3704 – Practical Work in Social Case and Group Work Pre-requisite:SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 &SCK2024
Co-requisite:SCK3701 SCK3702 or SCK3016 & SCK3028
SCK3705 – Practical Work: Community Work Pre-requisite:SCK2601 & SCK2602 or SCK2013 & SCK2024
Co-requisite:SCK3703 or SCK3039
Group B. Select 5 of the following if PHILOSOPHY is your SECOND MAJOR
PLS3701 – Theoretical and Applied Ethics
PLS3702 – Modern Philosophy
PLS3703 – Advanced African Philosophy
PLS3705 – Political Philosophy
PLS3709 – Advanced Western Philosophy
Group C. Select 5 of the following: if PSYCHOLOGY is your SECOND MAJOR
PYC3701 – Social Psychology
PYC3702 – Abnormal Behaviour and Mental Health
PYC3703 – Cognition: Thinking, Memory and Problem Solving
PYC3704 – Psychological Research Pre-requisite:RSC2601 or RSC201H (not applicable to 98053 – PPG and 98053 – XPG)
PYC3705 – Transformative Counselling Encounters
Group D. Select 5 of the following: if CRIMINOLOGY is your SECOND MAJOR
CMY3701 – The Explanation of Crime
CMY3702 – Crime Typologies
CMY3704 – Formal Reaction to Crime
CMY3705 – Victimology
CMY3706 – Contemporary Criminological Issues
CMY3708 – Qualitative Research Methodology in Criminology
CMY3709 – Quantitative Research Methodology in Criminology
Group E. Select All 5 modules if DEVELOPMENT STUDIES is your SECOND MAJOR
DVA3701 – Development Theories
DVA3702 – Rural and Urban Development
DVA3703 – Development Policy and Strategies
DVA3704 – Development Planning
DVA3705 – Empowerment and Popular Initiatives
Group F. Select 4 of the following: if COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is your SECOND MAJOR
COM3701 – Marketing Communication
COM3702 – Media Studies: Institutions, Theories and Issues
COM3703 – Media Studies: Content, Audiences and Production
COM3704 – New Media Technology
COM3706 – Communication Research Pre-requisite:RSC2601 or RSC201H
Group G. Select 1 additional module from COMMUNICATION SCIENCE SECOND MAJOR
COM3705 – International Communication
COM3707 – Political and Government Communication and Media Ethics
COM3708 – Advertising and Public Relations
Group H. Select 5 of the following: if SOCIOLOGY is your SECOND MAJOR
SOC3701 – Thinking Sociologically: Research Methodology Pre-requisite:RSC2601
SOC3702 – Industrial Sociology
SOC3703 – Sociology of Education
SOC3704 – Group Dynamics
SOC3705 – Theorising Modernity: Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

Fourth level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory: REFER TO THE QUALIFICATION RULES BEFORE REGISTRATION FOR THIS LEVEL.
SCK4801 – Social Casework: Working With Individuals-Integrated Theory and Practice Pre-requisite:SCK3701 & SCK3704 or SCK3016 & SCK304A
Co-requisite:SCK4802 or SCK402B
SCK4802 – Social Casework: Working With Couples and Families- Integrated Theory and Practice Pre-requisite:SCK3701 & SCK3704 or SCK3016 & SCK304A
Co-requisite:SCK4801 or SCK401A
SCK4803 – Social Group Work With Children and Youth- Integrated Theory and Practice Pre-requisite:SCK3702 & SCK3704 or SCK3028 & SCK304A
Co-requisite:SCK4804 or SCK404D
SCK4804 – Social Group Work With Adults- Integrated Theory and Practice Pre-requisite:SCK3702 & SCK3704 or SCK3028 & SCK3044
Co-requisite:SCK4803 or SCK403C
SCK4805 – Community Work: Planning and Integrated Practice Pre-requisite:SCK3703 & SCK3705 or SCK3039 & SCK305B
Co-requisite:SCK4806 or SCK406F
SCK4806 – Community Work (Project) Pre-requisite:SCK3703 & SCK3705 or SCK3039 & SCK305B
Co-requisite:SCK4805 or SCK405E
SCK4807 – Social Work Management: the Social Work Organisation- Integrated Theory and Practice Pre-requisite:SCK2603 or SCK2035
Co-requisite:SCK4808 & SCK4811 or SCK408H & SCK411C
SCK4808 – Social Work Management: the Social Worker as Employee and Manager Pre-requisite:SCK2603 or SCK2035
Co-requisite:SCK4809 & SCK4811 or SCK407G & SCK411C
SCK4810 – Research Project: Planning and Execution Pre-requisite:RSC2601
SCK4811 – Supervision Ethics Pre-requisite:SCK2603 or SCK2035
Co-requisite:SCK4807 & SCK4808 or SCK407G & SCK408H
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