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Address: Department of Social Work, Asia University M304, Management Building 500, Lioufeng Rd., Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan 41354
Department Chair Dr. He-chiun Liou
Phones: +886-4-23323456 ext.6311
Administrative Assistant: Miss Shi Fangyu
Phones: +886-4-23323456 ext:5141
Fax: (04) 2332-1193
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Q: What is Social Work?

A: Social work is a subject to understand social problems, to adjust social relations, and to safeguard the value of social justice. It is also a helping profession to empower individuals, groups, and communities to reach to their potentials, and to reform social welfare system, so as to diminish poverty, illness, crime, domestic violence and alienation from communities.

Q: What can we learn at the department of social work?

A: The curriculum consists of two major components: primary courses and professional courses. Primary courses includes: Sociology, Psychology, Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior and Social Environment, Social Casework, Social Group Work, Community Work, Program Planning and Evaluation, Counseling and Guidance, Social Work Research Methods, etc. Professional courses includes social services and issues related to children, adolescent, women, elderly, disabled, indigenous people, immigrants, marriage and amily, community organization and community development. Two hundred and forty hours of social work practice is required during the summer vacation at the third year, to familiarize students with operations of social work in the real world.

Q: What do we do after graduation?

A: Social work graduates have very bright career prospects, having a verity of work to choose from:

  • Governmental department: such as working at the department of social welfare at municipal/city/county government.
  • Non-profit organization: such as working at medical institutions, social welfare organizations, foundations, etc.
  • Corporation: such as human resource, management and project planning.
  • Social work practitioner (with social worker certificate). Those who intend to pursue further education could study postgraduate degrees at home or abroad in the related areas, such as social work, social welfare, social policy, and counseling and guidance, etc.

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