In the midst of numerous social changes, such as the aging of society, the lowering of birth rates, and the increase in the number of nuclear families, the needs for social welfare and social work services are becoming diversified. There are people who are in need of considerate and heartwarming support and care which are not necessarily provided by conventional social services. Under such circumstances, there is an urgent need to provide enough social workers who are equipped with the practical skills necessary to offer advice and support on welfare issues.
To help foster the next generation of social workers, this department encourages student development in areas of specialization based on the study of welfare assistance theory and the nurturing of practical skills. Students also learn about human rights and techniques for providing personal assistance. To this end, the department offers curricula enabling students to acquire the abilities and skills required for social work. These include the development of values, knowledge and skills needed in fields involving the elderly, people with disabilities, children, families, medicine, education and community welfare.
※General English Ⅰ to Ⅳ aren't offered by the Department of English.
※Occupation and Life Ⅰ to Ⅱ aren't offered by the Department of Social Policy or the Department of Social Work.