School of Social Sciences
Courses offered in the School of Social Sciences emphasize the ethical motivation as well as the personal responsibility of individuals for meaningful social work and counselling. Social involvement is part of the commission of Christ. Equally important are research and scientific and theoretical instruction for professional development. The faculty emphasizes a plurality of scientific methods, developed to meet the needs of diverse contexts and put into practice through a variety of domestic social work programmes and foreign development and humanitarian aid projects initiated and supported by the University. Serving mankind in programmes and projects is closely interwoven with high ethics, research, practical applications of paradigms and theories and further development of theoretical models and methods.
The interdisciplinary organization of courses aims at the holistic integration of social ethics, professional qualification and personal competence. Motivated by Christian ideals and the professional competence to overcome diverse problems in our affluent society as well as in developing countries, the courses aim to develop the self-help capacity of individuals and communities, just social structures and sustainable peace. Following degrees and fully accredited courses are offered in the School of Social Sciences:
Bachelor of Arts Social Work (B.A.)
This state-recognized university degree prepares graduates for a career in social work (social education/social work). 6 semesters (180 credits) with 2 practical training sessions of 4 weeks each plus a Bachelor thesis.
Master of Arts in Social and Health Management (M.A.)
A non-consecutive programme requiring completion of a Bachelor degree for admission. Qualifies graduates particularly for administrative and leadership responsibilities in the social science and health fields. 4 semesters (120 credits) with a practical training of 4 weeks plus a Master thesis. Extra-Occupational in 6 semesters (block weeks in module form/20 credits per semester) including an internship of 4 weeks' duration as well as a Master thesis.
Master of Arts in International Social Sciences (M.A.)
An interdisciplinary programme for a career in international social management, development cooperation and humanitarian aid. 4 semesters (120 credits) with a practical training of 8 weeks plus a Master thesis. Possible career options: Social management in development cooperation and disaster response; planning, management and evaluation of sustainable development projects; human rights; anti-poverty programmes; non-violent conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation; active participation in various areas of Global Governance. This course will be offered in the English language beginning October 2008.
Master of Arts in Counselling (M.A.)
4 semesters (120 credits) including a supervised internship of 250 hours in counselling plus a Master thesis. Possible career options: Marriage and family counselling; social therapy; music therapy; psychotherapy. An excellent addition to a degree in social work and social education and other service oriented professions.
Prof. Dr. habil. Horst Friedrich Rolly
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