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Can you provide me the syllabus of MSW or Master of Social Work - I semester of Mahatma Gandhi University as my exams are near by and I need it for preparation of the exam?
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The syllabus of MSW or Master of Social Work - I semester of Mahatma Gandhi University is as follows:

Course Outline

Module 1 Introduction to Sociology
Definition, relationship between Sociology and Social Work

Society: Definition, evolution, meaning and characteristics, types of societies, solidarity
Culture: Definition, characteristics, structure, functions, reasons for cultural development and cultural change, subculture, contra-culture.
Status & Role: Types and Characteristics
Social Stratification: Definition, Characteristics, Caste, Class & Race.
Social Change: Meaning, Characteristics, Change, Evolution and Progress, Factors in Social Change, Theories of Social Change

Module 2 Social Groups and institutions
Definition, Characteristics and Classification of Groups – Primary groups and Secondary Groups, Peer groups and Reference groups.
Social Interaction & Social Process: Characteristics
Types: Competition, Co-operation, Conflict, Accommodation & Assimilation.
Socialization: Definition, Characteristics, Types and Agencies of Socializations -Theories of Socialisation – C.H. Cooley, Mead, Sigmund Freud & Talcott Parsons
Social Institutions: Structural aspects - Norms, Values, Folkways & Mores
Types of Social institutions: Family, Marriage, Education, Economy, Polity, Religion

Module 3 Social Issues:
Concept, Causes, Effects, Interventions - Prevailing practices and measures to be adopted
Gender Issues - Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment, Gender Discrimination
Child & Adolescent Issues: Child Labour, Sexual Exploitations, Adolescent problems
Ageing, Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Suicide, Religious Intolerance and violence, Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS, Communalism, Terrorism, Corruption

Module 4 Introduction and basic economic concepts
Definitions, economic problem, scarcity and choice, demand, supply, National income, standard of living, per capita income etc., introduction to Economic systems : Capitalism, Socialism, Communism, Mixed economy

Module 5 Global Economy-
Global Institutions- World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization
Globalisation and its impact on Indian economy
Multi National Corporates and its effects on Indian economy

Module 6 Economics Policy, Planning and Development
National Economic Policy
Concepts – Welfare state, social justice, development, under development
Agriculture, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Sustainable Development, Poverty
Local Self Governments and local development, Strategy for economic development
Kerala Model of Development and critiques

MSW I Sem Syllabus in Mahatma Gandhi University
Module 1 Overview of Bio-psychosocial Aspects
Multidimensional approach to understand human behaviour: The Bio-psychosocial perspective -Person, Environment
Brain: structure and function of brain
Module 2 Mental Processes: Basic Concepts of Psychology
Sensory Process and Perception: Sensory Processes (vision, hearing, taste, skin senses); Process of Perception
Learning: Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning
Memory: Sensory memory, Short-term memory, long term memory, forgetting, improving memory
Thought: Thinking processes, concepts, language
Emotions: Concept
Intelligence: Nature
Module 3
Introduction to Human Development
Definition, meaning, purpose and importance of Developmental Psychology.
Meaning and principles of growth and development, heredity, environment and ecological influences – family and community - on human development.
Basics of human reproductive system, process of reproduction, Basic genetic concepts, genetic transmission, importance of genetic factors - chromosomal abnormalities
Module 4
Stages of Human Development : Prenatal period, infancy and babyhood
Prenatal development– characteristics, stages, Prenatal influences on the child, Prenatal healthcare, Social and emotional aspects of pregnancy, importance of Pre-natal care, birth process, Types of birth, problems during Delivery, postnatal care.
Infancy – stages, characteristics of newborn – major elements of adjustment, hazards
Babyhood - characteristics, developmental tasks and milestones, hazards, psychosocial development-attachment behaviour, role of parents
Module 5
Childhood, Puberty & Adolescence
Early childhood – characteristics, developmental tasks, hazards, language acquisition, early childhood education, play and its importance, psychosocial development, relationship with family and society, parenting styles, socialisation, personality development
Late Childhood – characteristics, developmental tasks, importance of play – influence of school – peer relationships-cognitive and moral development.
Puberty – major physical and emotional changes and its influence on personal and social adjustments, hazards and its effects on the individual’s physical and psychological wellbeing.
Adolescence – characteristics, developmental tasks, Cognitive, emotional and social development, sexuality

Module 6
Early Adulthood –characteristics, developmental tasks, personal and social adjustments, vocational and marital adjustments, hazards.
Middle adulthood – characteristics, developmental tasks, personal and social adjustments – vocational and marital adjustments, hazards.
Late adulthood - Old age – characteristics, developmental tasks, aging, ageism, personal and social adjustments, vocational and marital adjustments, process of death and dying, bereavement.
Importance of developmental psychology in social work practice

Module 1 Social Work and Related Concepts-Definitions:
Social Work, Social service, Social Reform, Social Welfare, Social Policy, Social Action, Social Legislation, Social Defence and Social Education.
Historical development of social work in England, USA and India:
The Elizabethan Poor Law 1601,Charity Organisation Society 1869,Settlement House Movement, The poor Law Commission of 1905,The Beverridge Report 1941,Post Independent Era and state activities in India, Social Movements and contribution of Indian Social Reformers to Social Welfare
Module 2 Analysis of various approaches to Social Work through different ages.
A framework to different approaches-Benefactor-beneficiary ideology, Religious charity, state sponsored charity and welfare, organized or scientific charity, professional social work.
Systems perspective, Rights based approach, Ecological perspective and strengths perspective in Social work
Module 3 Sources of Social Work Philosophy
Moral & Religious values in Social work philosophy-Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist traditions
Ideologies: Gandhian ideology, Liberalism, Humanism, Socialism, democracy
Module 4 Social Work profession: Identification of Social Work as a Profession, Values & principles of Social Work, Methods and functions of Social work, Ethics in Social Work, Code of Ethics, role and skills of professional social worker.
Social work Education: History and multidisciplinary foundation of Social work education, Field work, supervision and Recording-Need and importance
Module 5 Fields of Social Work:
Family, School, Industry, Development NGOs, Hospital and Health Setting, Community-Rural and Urban, Correctional settings, Unorganized sector, Environmental issues
Social Work with Children, Youth, Women, Elderly, Persons with Disability

Module 6 Issues and concerns of Social work Profession: Indigenization of Social Work Education and Practice, Collaboration and networking, Professionalization & managerialism, voluntarism Vs professionalism
Role of Government and voluntary organizations in promoting social welfare and social work profession in India. Professional Associations for social workers

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