School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Working with CommunitiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101900.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101553 - Organisations, Communities and Communication; 101276 - Working with Communities; 700139 Working with Communities (WSTC)

Incompatible Units
400504 - Skills Development in the Human Services

About this Unit
A diverse range of professionals use social science research, theories and principles in their work with communities. In this unit students will explore common scholarly ideas and practices that inform work with communities and how these are applied in a range of professional settings. This unit introduces students to the methods and principles of community participation, capacity-building, community needs assessment, and resilience. Students will be guided to identify and analyse global, local, government and organisational aspects and interests in the development of their own and wider communities. Students will plan a professional approach to working with an example community by building and reporting on a chosen case study.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to computing and internet facilities

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