Summary of Structure in Human Service Organization

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UNIVERSITY SAINS MALAYSIA
School of Social Sciences
Semester 1, Academic Year 2012 – 2013

SYLLABUS

STU322E - HUMAN SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS

Lecturer: Dr. Nguyen Thi Tung Uyen

Date & time: Wednesday 9:00am – 11am
Location: DKN

Tutorial class: Friday: 8:00am – 9:00am and 9:00am – 10am Starting: September 28, 2012
Location: SK201

INTRODUCTION
Human service organizations provide assistance toward individuals, families, and communities. Social work profession is usually practiced within these organizations. To prepare students for being future competent social workers, this course provides students with an understanding of human service organisations: its definition, structure, attributes, and functions. Further, the course also provides students certain examples of different human service organizations which they may engage in the future. Selected organizational theories together with some basic skills required in the working with human service organizations such as planning, financing, supervising, coping with changes, among others will be discussed.

OBJECTIVES
At the end of the semester, students are expected to
1. Understand the nature, structure, attributes, and functions of human service organizations 2. Identify selected organizational theories which are applicable in organizational analysis in the field of human service 3. Acquire basic skills in planning, budget management, and supervision in the context of human service organization 4. Develop the knowledge of fundraising in human service organization 5. Discover different internal sources of organizational change and work out solutions to cope up with change ASSIGNMENT AND GRADING

1. Two class assignments 30%
2. Participation in classes10%
3. Final examination60%
COURSE CONTENT & SCHEDULE
Week 1 (12/9/2012): Introduction
Week 2&3 (19 & 26/9/2012): Understanding the Human Services Organizations Week 4 (03/10/2012): Organizational...
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