Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Social Work Fulltime
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title World Society, Global Developments
Course unit code 048502046206
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4
Name of lecturer(s) Gerhard SCHWAB

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content
  • Different context conditions and their relevance to social action fields and target groups are discussed
  • Possible applications through competence training
  • Applications of Approved Social Work Methods: Empirical Social Work Practice, Anti-Opressive Practice, Radical Practice and Global Social Work Methods

Learning outcomes

The students

  • get a deeper and more differentiated understanding of developmental theories.
  • have broadened their historical knowledge in relation to global and regional development contexts.
  • have deepened their understanding of relationships between social work and international development contexts.


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Exchange of experience, Reflection, Networking in different fields of practice and social action

Assessment methods and criteria




Recommended or required reading

Dollinger, Bernd, Raithel, Jürgen (Hrsg.) (2006): Aktivierende Sozialpädagogik. Ein kritisches Glosar, Wiesbaden.

Buchholz, S.(2011): Projektmanagement in sozialen Dienstleistungen, München.

Wagner, Leonie und Lutz Ronald (Hrsg.) (2007). Internationale Perspektiven Sozialer Arbeit, IKO-Verlag für interkulturelle Kommunikation.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

reflection, group work, presentation