Department of Theology













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.


Gerontology Research

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.


Social Entrepreneurship

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

management practices.


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.


Family Therapy

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.