SWK414 International Social Development (8)


This subject will focus on social development as a process of social change designed to promote the wellbeing of a population as a whole. It is also an approach to social welfare which offers an effective developmental response to the situation of socially and economically deprived populations. It will emphasise elements of international social work and social welfare practice useful for socio-economic development such as self-help, mutual aid, conscientization, institution building, community social capital and developing community capacity.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SWK414
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Understand concepts of growth and change as they relate to social development
Understand social development at both international (for example, the U.N. Social Development Summit) and national levels
Be able to apply social development concepts and principles to social welfare policy and practice in an international context
Be able to critically examine case studies of social development, particularly in the Asia- Pacific region.


The subject will cover the following topics:


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.