Social Work Foundations
The course provides a general introduction to the concept of social work, social welfare, social work practice,
and social work fields. Social Work Foundations adequately challenge graduate students and fosters their
intellectual development from the very beginnings of their graduate experience, offering a coherent approach to
integrating four critical perspectives on practice: ecosystems, social justice and human rights, evidence-based
practice, and shared power.
Human Behavior and Social Environment
The course introduces a perspective that a human behavior is an outcome of the interaction between personal
factors and environmental factors. It provides a broad range of theories related an individual, a group, a family,
communities and culture.
Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups
The course helps to raise understanding about an individual, a group, a family and provides various related
theories and social work practice skills.
Community Development Practice
The course investigates various approaches to promote welfare system in a community. It emphasizes many
of the activities long associated with the profession such as system reform work, community organizing,
advocacy, social activism, community economic development, and human capital development.
Family Welfare Research
Emphasizes understanding of and intervention in the family system and social policies related with family
issues. It emphasizes on improved access and quality of services to women and children, providing special
assistance to maximize the capabilities of family welfare services among graduate students.
Christian Social Welfare Seminar
The course examines the origin of christian social work practice, explores historical stream and reviews
various forms of social work practices recorded in the Bible.
Research Methods for Social Work Practice
Addresses key research concepts and procedures such as hypothesis formulation, measurement, sampling,
research design, and data collection. This course is designed to help
students understand and use a scientific, analytic approach to building knowledge for practice and for evaluating
service delivery in all areas of practice. Different theoretical bases and methodological procedures for social
work research will be addressed, as will basic statistical procedures and technological advances in both
quantitative and qualitative designs.
Evaluation Seminar of Programs and Services
Examines theories and strategies of program development and evaluation based on systematic analysis of
social problems and need assessment. This course explores the systematic assessment of the processes
and/or outcomes of a program with the intent of furthering its development and improvement.
Christian Social Work Practice
The course provides theological understanding of christian social work practice and explores various social
work fields operated by the Church and Christians.
Social Work Practicum & Seminar
Provides a chance of field training with supervision along with a small group seminar. It offers a unique
integrative format designed to help students develop social work competencies by applying their academic
learning to practicum experiences. It covers a variety of topic areas and leads students through guided
experiences and questions, helping them gain a professional identity, integrate theory with practice, and
acquire the core competencies needed for social work practice.
Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups
The course reinforces the understandings about an individual, a group and a family and enriches various
social work practice skills and techniques.
Statistics for Social Work Research
Examines basic characteristics and analysis procedures of statistics for Social Work Research, developing
an understanding about the scientific approach to human inquiry, and an appreciation of the value and
approach in social work research in addressing problems in the field of professional practice. It further helps
students to acquire the skills for data analyses and research writing.
Social Welfare Policies and Services
The course explores concepts and purposes of social welfare policy and reviews related ideologies and
values. This course examines the history and development of contemporary social welfare policies and
services, exploring models for understanding the intent, adequacy, effectiveness, costs and equity of policies
and programs. Basic ways to intervene in policy formation and change are further explored.
The Law and Social Work
Reviews legal principles and system regarding of social welfare and analyze a broad range of social welfare
regulations, because law is central to social work, regulating practice, ensuring accountability and providing
professionals with the power and authority to work effectively. It offers unique insights into the ways in which
the law guides decision-making in social work and provides a framework for professional interventions.
Social Work Administration
The course is designed to provides knowledge and skills to manage a social work organization effectively
based on the understanding of social work delivery system. Organizational theories, strategies, analyses
of social service administration practice are examined. Students acquire strong analytical and practice skills
in policy analysis and social service administration. Through critical review of theories, techniques, and
case study applications, students learn to develop and apply different models of social service
administration, planning, implementation, and the evaluation of social policies and programs.
Investigates theories of Gerontology and explores social welfare system and social work services for elderly.
Gerontology research is the study of older people and the issues associated with aging in society.
This course has two goals: to increase knowledge about old age and to improve the quality of life in old age.
It emphasizes the care and wellness dimensions of aging.
Theories and Issues in Disability
Examines concepts and types of disability, reviews social welfare policy for disabled and explores knowledge
and skills of social work practice for disabled.
Counseling in Social Work
This course covers a theoretical foundation for the practice of counseling, major approaches in counseling,
skills working with various disadvantaged populations, professional ethics, and limitations of counseling.
Students will have the opportunity to practice using basic counseling techniques in this class.
Understanding of Social Services and Practice
This course allows students learn how social work can help individuals and communities through various
areas of social services, such as social security programs, welfare services, and family support and job
training programs. Students engage in the study of social welfare systems and services, with application
to specific case situations. Students also discuss the responsibilities of social workers and the skills,
values and attitudes necessary to succeed in the field.
Management of Social Work Organizations
This course seeks to train professionals to develop, manage, and lead community welfare organizations
that address human service needs and revitalize communities. This course focuses organizational
management knowledge, leadership skills, and supervision required in development and management of
structure, resources and cultures of social welfare organizations. This course also covers administrative
financial knowledge and skills in budgeting, resource allocation, marketing and expenditure control.
This course introduces students to social entrepreneurship, the pursuit of value-creating solutions in the
social sector. The course examines social issues through the lens of entrepreneurial solutions. Students
will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement entrepreneurial solutions to some
of society’s complicated issues.
Social Work Services and Case Management Practice
This course engages students in the study of social welfare services, its historical roots, the services
provide to vulnerable populations, the problems and policy issues in the current welfare system and
culturally competent practice in Korea. This course is also designed to provide students with the
knowledge, values, and skills needed for value-based and culturally-sensitive case managers to
various aspects of the welfare service agencies and practice.
Human Resource Management
This course focuses upon the techniques, processes, methods and resources employed by supervisors,
managers and other administrators to assure the highest quality social services are delivered in the most
effective manner. Historical roots and trends; organizational and administrative theories; and research
findings and conclusions provide the foundation for examining current supervisory and personnel
Community Resource Development & Social Entrepreneurship
This course introduces various ways to identify and mobilize the needed agency and community
resources that will support and enhance social services for many disadvantaged populations.
Students discuss the social worker’s roles as an active resource developer and advocate for their
clients and on the skills needed to carry out the roles.
This course is designed to provide students a comprehensive understanding of the family life cycle,
family dynamics, systemic thinking, and interactional theories.
This course emphasizes understanding assessment, case planning, and intervention in marriage and
family therapy. Students will have the opportunity to practice using the major assessment and intervention
ideas/skills associated with family therapy in this class.
Evaluating Social Welfare Organizations and Programs
This course is designed to give students essential knowledge base and skills to evaluate welfare
organizations and programs. This course emphasizes the importance on identifying the causal links
between practice and outcomes, describing and measuring outputs, quality and outcomes. Several
different forms of evaluation are discussed, and students will have a chance to apply what they learn
in the classroom in the field placement.