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 Theories of Social Work IV
Course unit code 048512063106
Language of instruction German
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 3
Name of lecturer(s) Carmen HOFER-TEMMEL, Michael KLASSEN

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

Students reflect theories of Social Work in context of their practical experiences and deepen their understanding of Social Work. During the seminar the relevance of Social Work theories are discussed with respect to the professional requirements.

Learning outcomes

Reflection on the relation between theory and practice discussion and reflection of professional Social Work in more abstract terms skills in applying theoretical approaches to settings in Social Work.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Reading, group work, presentations, self-organised learning

Assessment methods and criteria




Recommended or required reading

Birgmeier, Bernd Rainer (2009): Die Sozialarbeitswissenschaft und ihre Theorie(n): Positionen, Kontroversen, Perspektiven. 1. Wiesbaden: VS, Verl. für Sozialwiss.

Engelke, Ernst; Borrmann, Stefan; Spatscheck, Christian (2018): Theorien der Sozialen Arbeit eine Einführung. 7. Aufl. Freiburg im Breisgau: Lambertus.

Engelke, Ernst u.a. (2016): Die Wissenschaft Soziale Arbeit Werdegang und Grundlagen. 4. Aufl. Freiburg im Breisgau: Lambertus.

Kleve, Heiko; Wirth, Jan V (2013): Die Praxis der Sozialarbeitswissenschaft eine Einführung. 3. Aufl. Hohengehren: Baltmannsweiler Schneider Verlag.

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