Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

Ramaas University offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program designed to prepare students for careers in social services and community development. The program typically covers a broad range of subjects aimed at providing a solid foundation in social work theory and practice.

Social workers play crucial roles in various settings, from schools and hospitals to non-profit organizations and government agencies.

A Bachelor of Social Work degree programme equips you with valuable skills for helping individuals, families, and communities navigate challenges and access resources. BSW programs often include courses that teach interviewing techniques, assessment methods, case management skills, and intervention strategies. Students will learn about the values, ethics, and principles that guide social work practice, such as social justice and human rights.

Bachelor of Social Work Program Curriculum

To obtain Bachelor of Social Wor Degree, students are required to complete 180 credits. Courses may be taken on a full-time, part-time basis or Online Studies

Foundation Year (Sanadka Aasaasiga)

Anagoo raacayso qorshaha Wasaaradda Waxbarashada, Hiddaha Iyo Tacliinta Sare Soomaaliya ee sanadka aas-aasaiga ah ee arday kasta laga doonaayo inuu qaato sanadka ugu horreeya ee jaamacadda, ayaa waxay Jaamacadda Ramaas kusoo dartay koorsada Luuqada Afka Soomaaliya iyo Suugaanta. Ujeedka ay Jaamacadda ka leedahay ayaa ah in hab-qoraalka toolmoon ee afka Soomaaliga si fiican ardayga loo barro. Qoritaanka Af Soomaaligu waa uu ka duwan yahay dhihitaanka afka, ama waxa aynnu odhan karnaa hadalka caadiga ah iyo dhigaalku waa ay kala geddisan yihiin. Waana muhiim in ardayda si toosan afka Soomaaliga dhigaalkiisa saxda ah loo barro.

  • Macalimiinta dhigi doona koorsada: Macalimiinta dhigi doona koorsadan waa kuwa aqoon-duruqsan u leh qaab qoraalka afka Soomaaliya. Waxay bixin doonaan dulmar guud oo ku saabsan fikradaha iyo xirfadaha muhiimka ah ee qaab qoraalka toolmoon.
  • Cilmiga astaamaha qoraalka: Qoraaga aan waxba ka aqoon cilmiga astaamaynta qoraalka, ama astaan kasta aan dhigi karin booskeeda saxda ah, waxa uu la mid yahay askari aan wax ba ka aqoon cilmiga rididda qoriga, oo xabbad kasta aan ku dili karin qofkeeda cadowga ah.
  • Maxaad ku barran doontaa koorsadaan? waxaad ku barran doontaa sida saxda ah ee astaamaynta qoraalku, qeexid ahaan, calaamado kala muuqaal ah, kuwa loo adeegsado qoraalka, ujeedka ayaa ah in qoraalku si wacan loo akhrin karo erayadiisa, dhan kalena si uu u noqdo mid si cad loo fahmi karo ujeeddadiisa. Astaan la muuqaal ah astaan kale ma jirto. Tusaalle ahaan, astaanta joogsiga ( . ) waa mid ka muuqaal duwan astaanta joogsihakadka ( ; ). Sida oo kale, astaan la shaqo ah astaan kale ma jirto.
  • Suugaanta: Dhinaca kalle, koorsada waxaad ku barran doontaa hab-curinta suugaanta iyo macnayaasha guud ee ay xambaarsan yihiin.

Guud ahaan, ujeedka ay Jaamacadda Ramaas ka leedahay koorsadan ayaa ah in ardayda si fiican u bartaan qaab-qoraalka habboon, sixidda higgaadda erayada, sidoo kale dhowridda astaamaha iyo xeerarka dhigaalka, taasi oo qayb ka ah qoraalka. Taasina waa xil saaran qoraaga iyo tifaftiraha.

Civil Education and Civic Engagement course at Ramaas University would involve several key steps and components to ensure it effectively educates students on their roles, rights, and responsibilities as citizens. Here is a comprehensive outline for such a course:

Course Description:

  • This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of civil education. It will cover topics such as civic responsibility, Somali government structure, civil rights, community involvement, and global citizenship. Through lectures, discussions, and hands-on projects, students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become informed and active participants in their communities and the broader society.

By the end of this course, students at Ramaas University will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to become proactive and informed citizens, capable of contributing positively to their communities and society at large.

Critical Thinking and Problem-solving course is designed to equip students with the essential skills of critical thinking and problem-solving. It focuses on developing the ability to analyze complex situations, identify problems, generate solutions, and make informed decisions. By the end of the course, students will be able to apply these skills in academic, professional, and everyday contexts.

Course Objectives:

Understand Critical Thinking:

– Define critical thinking and its importance.
– Identify the components and characteristics of a critical thinker.
– Recognize common logical fallacies and biases.

Develop Problem-Solving Skills:

– Understand different problem-solving strategies and techniques.
– Apply structured approaches to problem-solving.
– Develop creative and innovative solutions to problems.

Enhance Analytical Skills:

– Analyze and interpret data effectively.
– Use analytical tools to assess situations and make decisions.
– Evaluate the credibility of sources and the quality of information.

Improve Decision-Making:

– Apply decision-making models to real-life scenarios.
– Understand the role of ethics in decision-making.
– Reflect on personal decision-making styles and their effectiveness.

Final Course Assessment:

– Participation and contribution to class discussions.
– Group projects and presentations.
– Individual assignments and case study analyses.
– Final exam covering theoretical and practical aspects.

English 100 at Ramaas University is a foundational course designed to enhance students’ proficiency in reading, writing, and critical thinking. This course aims to build a strong foundation in English, equipping students with the necessary skills to succeed in their academic and professional pursuits.

Objectives

The primary objectives of English 100 are to:

Develop effective reading strategies for comprehending and analyzing various texts.
Improve writing skills, focusing on clarity, coherence, and organization.
Enhance grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary usage.
Cultivate critical thinking and the ability to construct well-supported arguments.
Foster an appreciation for literature and diverse written forms.

Curriculum and Content

The curriculum for English 100 covers a broad range of topics and activities, including:

Reading Comprehension: Students will engage with a variety of texts, including essays, articles, short stories, and poems. Emphasis will be placed on identifying main ideas, supporting details, and themes.

Writing Skills: Instruction will focus on the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining to drafting and revising. Students will learn to write different types of essays, such as narrative, descriptive, expository, and argumentative essays.

Grammar and Mechanics: Lessons will cover fundamental grammar rules, sentence structure, punctuation, and word usage. Regular exercises and quizzes will help reinforce these concepts.

Critical Thinking: Through class discussions, debates, and written assignments, students will practice analyzing texts and developing their own arguments.

Literature Appreciation: The course will introduce students to significant works of literature, exploring various genres and styles. This component aims to broaden students’ understanding and appreciation of literary art.

Teaching Methodology

English 100 employs a variety of teaching methods to engage students and facilitate learning:

Lectures: Instructors will provide comprehensive overviews of key concepts and skills.
Group Work: Collaborative activities and peer reviews will encourage students to learn from each other and improve their communication skills.
Writing Workshops: These sessions will offer hands-on practice in writing and revising, with feedback from both peers and instructors.
Interactive Discussions: Class discussions on readings and relevant topics will promote critical thinking and active participation.
Assignments and Assessments: Regular homework assignments, essays, quizzes, and exams will help track students’ progress and understanding.

Resources and Support

Students enrolled in English 100 will have access to various resources and support services, including:

Library Access: Comprehensive library resources, including books, academic journals, and online databases, to support reading and research.
Office Hours: Instructors will be available during designated office hours to provide additional help and answer questions.
Ramaas Online Learning Platform: A digital platform where students can access course materials, submit assignments, and participate in online discussions.

Assessment and Grading

Assessment in English 100 will be based on a combination of:
– Written assignments and essays
– Quizzes and exams
– Class participation and attendance
– Group projects and presentations
– Peer reviews and feedback

Grading will reflect students’ proficiency in reading, writing, and critical analysis, as well as their effort and engagement in the course.

English 100 at Ramaas University is an essential course for students seeking to improve their English language skills and academic performance. By fostering a strong foundation in reading, writing, and critical thinking, this course prepares students for future academic challenges and professional success.

  • Introduction to Arabic Language course at Ramaas University requires a well-structured curriculum that addresses the needs of beginners while progressively building up to more advanced skills. Here’s a detailed outline for such a course:

Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the Arabic language, covering the fundamentals of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Arabic. It aims to equip students with basic communication skills and a foundational understanding of Arabic grammar and vocabulary. The course also introduces elements of Arabic culture to enhance language learning.

Course Objectives:
– Develop basic proficiency in reading and writing Arabic script.
– Acquire essential vocabulary and grammar for everyday communication.
– Build foundational skills in listening and speaking Arabic.
– Gain an understanding of key aspects of Arab world culture and society.
– Develop the ability to use Arabic in simple conversational contexts.

By the end of this course, students at Ramaas University will have a foundational understanding of the Arabic language and the skills needed to continue their studies or use Arabic in basic conversational contexts.

  • The Introduction to Psychology course at Ramaas University is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. This course aims to introduce key concepts, theories, and research methods in psychology, offering insights into how psychological principles can be applied to various aspects of life.

    Course Objectives:

    – Foundation in Psychology: To introduce students to the fundamental concepts and theories in psychology.
    – Research Methods: To familiarize students with basic research methods used in psychological studies.
    – Application: To demonstrate how psychological principles can be applied to real situations.
    – Critical Thinking: To develop critical thinking skills through analysis and discussion of psychological concepts.
    – Awareness: To increase awareness of the various subfields within psychology

    Learning Outcomes:

    By the end of the course, students will be able to:

    – Understand and describe key concepts and theories in psychology.
    – Apply psychological principles to everyday situations.
    – Analyze psychological research and critically evaluate findings.
    – Demonstrate knowledge of the biological, cognitive, and social bases of behavior.
    – Discuss the ethical considerations in psychological research and practice.

Introduction to Computers course at Ramaas University involves designing a curriculum that covers fundamental aspects of computer science and information technology. Here’s a detailed outline for such a course:

Course Description:

This course provides a comprehensive overview of computer systems and their applications. It covers the basic principles of hardware, software, and networks, along with an introduction to programming and data management. The course aims to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to effectively use computers in academic, professional, and personal contexts.

Course Objectives:

– Understand the basic components and functions of a computer system.
– Understanding basic components of a computer (hardware and software)
– Introduction to operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux)
– Inside the computer: CPU, memory, storage devices
– Develop problem-solving skills using computer technology.
– Explore the ethical and social implications of computing.
– Fundamentals of cybersecurity (passwords, encryption, malware)
– Common software applications (word processors, spreadsheets, presentation software)

Assessment Methods:

Participation in class discussions and activities
– Quizzes and exams on course material
– Practical assignments and projects
– Group projects and presentations
Final Porject

By the end of this course, students at Ramaas University will have a solid foundation in computer science, enabling them to utilize computer technology effectively in their academic and professional pursuits.

  • In this course, students will learn how to identify goals as they grow naturally and learn strategies for facilitating the evolution of those objectives. Students will learn about concepts such as bootstrapping and different marketing techniques, as well as how to start a business from the ground up.
    • The overall goal of this course is for you to develop clear reasoning and writing skills. By the end of the course, you should be able to employ critical thinking and writing strategies in your other courses and in life.

    • After completion this course, students should be able to analyze different text types and genres distinguish between different stylistic levels, produce coherent texts in formal and informal English.

    • Your course grade is based on how well you develop your thinking and reasoning abilities and the knowledge and skills to write clearly and effectively. You will have many other opportunities to demonstrate your thinking and writing skills in a series of smaller or scaffolding assignments. These smaller assignments are vital to your success in learning how to follow the writing process to produce university-level writing.
  • This Introduction to Research Methodology course will provide you with a overview of the various research methods used when addressing a research question, including quantitative methods for analysing data, qualitative research, study design, literature review and how to write a scientific paper.

  • The main purpose of this ccourse is to provide you with a broad introduction to the methodological foundations and tools to study mass communications. But a secondary purpose is to convince you that the process of scientific discovery can be fun. Most of the semester will focus on the fundamentals of quantitative social
    science and applied research, although we will also explore qualitative research.

  • You will learn how to identify problems to study, develop hypotheses and research questions, specify independent and dependent variables, check for the validity and reliability of studies and design research projects. You will be exposed to the broad range of designs used in communication research from laboratory and field experiments, surveys, content analysis, focus groups and in-depth interviewing.

  • The Global Studies course at Ramaas University offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary program aimed at providing students with a deep understanding of global issues, cultures, and systems. Below is an outline of what such a course might encompass.

    Overview:
    This Global Studies course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and engage with the complexities of the globalized world. The course integrates various disciplines such as political science, economics, sociology, history, and cultural studies to provide a holistic view of global dynamics.

    Core Objectives of this course:

    – Interdisciplinary Approach: To blend insights from multiple disciplines for a nuanced understanding of global issues.
    – Critical Thinking: To develop critical analysis and problem-solving skills.
    – Cultural Competence: To foster an appreciation of diverse cultures and global perspectives.
    – Global Awareness: To raise awareness about global challenges such as inequality, climate change, human rights, and international relations.
    – Research Skills: To enhance students’ ability to conduct comprehensive research on global topics.

    Skills Developed:

    -Analytical and critical thinking
    – Effective communication and presentation
    – Research and data analysis
    – Cultural sensitivity and adaptability
    – Policy analysis and strategic planning

     

Year 2

  • The Introduction to Social Work course at Ramaas University provides a foundational understanding of the field of social work, its history, principles, and key theoretical frameworks. It introduces students to the role of social workers in promoting social justice, human rights, and well-being across various populations and settings.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding Social Work: Explore the definition, scope, and objectives of social work as a profession dedicated to enhancing individual and collective well-being.

  2. Historical Context: Examine the historical development of social work, including key figures and movements that have shaped its evolution.

  3. Theoretical Perspectives: Introduce students to major theoretical perspectives in social work practice, such as systems theory, strengths-based perspective, and ecological perspective.

  4. Professional Ethics and Values: Discuss the ethical principles and values that guide social work practice, emphasizing integrity, respect for diversity, and commitment to social justice.

  5. Skills and Interventions: Introduce basic skills and interventions used by social workers in various practice settings, including assessment, case management, advocacy, and counseling.

  6. Critical Issues in Social Work: Analyze current challenges and issues faced by social workers, such as poverty, inequality, discrimination, and access to services.

  7. Multicultural Competence: Foster awareness and understanding of cultural diversity and its implications for effective social work practice.

Course Format: The course is typically delivered through a combination of lectures, discussions, case studies, and practical exercises. Guest speakers from the field may also provide insights into real-world applications of social work principles and practices.

Assessment: Assessment methods may include exams, essays, presentations, and participation in class discussions. These methods are designed to evaluate students’ understanding of course content and their ability to apply concepts to practical scenarios.

Prerequisites: There are usually no specific prerequisites for this introductory course, making it accessible to students from various academic backgrounds interested in social work.

Conclusion: By the end of the Introduction to Social Work course at Ramaas University, students are expected to have a solid grounding in the fundamental concepts, theories, and skills essential for pursuing further studies or careers in social work. The course aims to inspire a commitment to social justice and equip students with the tools needed to make a positive impact in their communities.

  • This course examines the basis for the Human Rights discourse moving from the particular Somali legal situation to the wider aspects of the UN Convention, focusing on and establishing threads of similarities in order to establish a cohesive picture of Human Rights.

    This course also explores the extent to which key African human rights concepts and principles are apt in maintaining a healthy relationship between the African states and the world institutions. It pays particular attention to a number of fundamental rights and their interplay including the prohibition of torture, the right to life, aspects of fair trial, the right to private life, religious freedom, and freedom of expression.

  • In this subject, you will learn the terminology and the conceptual foundations for the study of various branches of law. You will also acquire theoretical and historical knowledge of law that will give you the right perspective to analyse various legal solutions to common problems.
  • Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy typically focuses on understanding the various policies and systems that impact social welfare, as well as strategies for advocating for change in these areas. Here are some key topics that such a course might cover:

    1. Introduction to Social Welfare: Understanding the concept of social welfare, its historical context, and its importance in contemporary societies.

    2. Social Welfare Policies: Examining different types of social welfare policies such as healthcare, housing, income support, and education policies. This includes understanding how policies are formulated, implemented, and evaluated.

    3. Social Welfare Systems: Exploring the structure and functioning of social welfare systems at local, national, and international levels.

    4. Social Justice and Equity: Analyzing issues of social justice, equity, and inequality within social welfare policies and systems.

    5. Advocacy Strategies: Learning effective strategies and techniques for advocating for policy change and social justice. This might include grassroots organizing, coalition building, lobbying, and media advocacy.

    6. Policy Analysis: Developing skills in analyzing and critiquing social welfare policies, including understanding their impact on different populations and communities.

    7. Ethical Considerations: Discussing ethical issues related to social welfare policy and advocacy, including dilemmas related to distribution of resources, human rights, and social responsibility.

    8. Case Studies and Examples: Examining real-world examples and case studies of successful and unsuccessful advocacy efforts in social welfare policy.

    9. Intersectionality: Understanding how factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomic status intersect with social welfare policies and advocacy efforts.

    10. Legal Framework: Exploring the legal foundations of social welfare policies, including relevant laws, regulations, and court decisions.

    Overall, the course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of social welfare policy and equip them with the skills needed to advocate for positive change in these areas. It often encourages critical thinking, engagement with current social issues, and practical application of advocacy skills.

  • This Social Work Methods and Skills course at Ramaas University is designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and practical abilities required for effective social work practice. The course typically covers a range of techniques and approaches used by social workers to effectively support individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Course Description:

This course introduces students to various methods and skills essential for social work practice. It covers theoretical foundations, practical techniques, and ethical considerations, preparing students to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities in diverse settings.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the foundational theories and principles of social work methods.
  • To develop effective communication and intervention skills.
  • To apply assessment and planning strategies in social work practice.
  • To foster cultural competence and ethical practice in diverse social work settings.
  • To enhance professional development and self-care strategies.

Assessment Methods:

  • Written Assignments: Essays and reflective papers to demonstrate theoretical understanding.
  • Practical Assessments: Role-plays and simulations to assess practical skills.
  • Fieldwork Reports: Documentation and reflection on practical experiences.
  • Group Projects: Collaborative work to address complex social work issues.
  • Examinations: Tests to assess knowledge of course material and application of skills.

Additional Information:

For specific details about enrollment, course schedules, faculty, and additional resources, please refer to the Ramaas University official course catalog or contact the admissions department.

In general, this course aims to provide students with a robust foundation in social work methods and skills, preparing them for a successful career in various social work contexts.

  • Academic writing can be very different from other types of written English. This course has been developed to help you learn the basics of academic writing and develop your English language skills.

    You’ll develop some proficiency in key areas of ‘academic’ grammar, learn about the stages in essay writing, and produce an essay of your own. You’ll also explore how to organise an essay, write in an academic style, and use tools to evaluate your own writing and other learners’ writing, so that by the end of the course you’re able to write a good, basic academic essay.

The “Human Behavior and the Social Environment” course at Ramaas University typically explores the interactions between individuals and their social contexts. It often covers theories and frameworks from social sciences such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, and social work. Topics commonly include:

  1. Theories of Human Development: This may include theories from Freud, Erikson, Piaget, and others, focusing on how individuals develop across the lifespan.

  2. Social Systems and Structures: Understanding how social institutions (such as family, education, religion, and government) influence human behavior and development.

  3. Cultural Diversity and Competence: Examining how culture shapes behavior, identity, and social interaction, with an emphasis on promoting cultural competence among future practitioners.

  4. Social Justice and Advocacy: Exploring concepts of social justice, human rights, and advocacy within the context of social work practice and beyond.

  5. Ethical Considerations: Addressing ethical dilemmas and ethical decision-making processes in working with individuals, families, and communities.

  6. Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Applying theories and concepts to understand various behaviors and responses within social contexts.

  7. Social Work Practice: Integrating theoretical knowledge into practical skills for effective intervention and support in social work settings.

Courses like this are crucial for students aiming to work in fields such as social work, counseling, community organizing, or any profession involving understanding and supporting individuals within their social contexts. The course often combines academic study with practical application through case studies, fieldwork, and discussions.

This course focuses on the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia such as human rights, the rule of law, general standards of international law, justice, participatory consultative and inclusive government, the separation of powers between the legislature, executive and an independent judiciary, in order to ensure accountability.

  • An “Ethical Considerations” course typically focuses on exploring and understanding various ethical dilemmas and principles that arise in different contexts, such as business, healthcare, technology, and academia. The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to critically analyze ethical issues, make informed decisions, and act responsibly in their professional and personal lives.

    Key topics often covered in such a course include:

    1. Ethical Theories: Introduction to major ethical frameworks such as utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, and ethics of care. Students learn how these theories can be applied to real-world scenarios.

    2. Ethical Decision-Making: Strategies and models for ethical decision-making processes, including steps such as identifying stakeholders, evaluating consequences, and considering alternatives.

    3. Professional Codes of Ethics: Examination of ethical codes and standards specific to various professions (e.g., medicine, engineering, law) and their implications for ethical practice.

    4. Ethics in Research: Discussion on ethical principles in research, including topics such as informed consent, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and the role of institutional review boards (IRBs).

    5. Ethics and Technology: Exploration of ethical issues related to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, privacy concerns, and digital ethics.

    6. Global and Cultural Perspectives: Consideration of how cultural values and global perspectives influence ethical decision-making and practices around the world.

    7. Case Studies: Analysis of real-life case studies and ethical dilemmas to apply theoretical knowledge and develop critical thinking skills.

    8. Ethical Leadership: Examination of the role of ethics in leadership, organizational culture, and corporate social responsibility.

    Overall, an “Ethical Considerations” course aims to foster a deeper understanding of ethics, encourage thoughtful reflection on moral issues, and prepare individuals to navigate complex ethical challenges they may encounter in their personal and professional lives.

     

Year 3

  • Research Methods in Social Work typically covers the following topics:

    1. Introduction to Research Methods: Overview of the scientific method, types of research (quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods), and ethical considerations in social work research.

    2. Research Design: Understanding different research designs such as experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, and case study designs. Focus on selecting appropriate designs for social work research questions.

    3. Sampling and Sampling Techniques: Methods for selecting participants or cases for study, including random sampling, stratified sampling, and convenience sampling. Considerations for diverse populations in social work research.

    4. Data Collection Methods: Techniques for gathering data in social work research, including surveys, interviews (structured, semi-structured, and unstructured), observations, and archival research.

    5. Data Analysis: Basic principles of data analysis in social work research, including descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and qualitative data analysis techniques such as thematic analysis, content analysis, and grounded theory.

    6. Validity and Reliability: Ensuring the validity (internal, external, construct) and reliability of research findings in social work contexts.

    7. Writing and Presenting Research: Skills for writing research proposals, reports, and academic papers in social work. Techniques for presenting research findings to different audiences, including practitioners and policymakers.

    8. Application to Social Work Practice: How research methods are applied to inform evidence-based practice in social work settings. Understanding the role of research in policy development and program evaluation.

    9. Ethical Issues in Research: Ethical considerations specific to social work research, such as informed consent, confidentiality, avoiding harm, and cultural competence.

    10. Critical Appraisal of Research: Evaluating and critiquing published social work research studies, understanding strengths and limitations.

    The course may include practical assignments where students design research proposals, conduct small-scale research projects, and analyze data using appropriate methods. It aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to critically engage with research literature, contribute to evidence-based practice, and undertake ethical research in social work settings.

The aim of this subject is to collectively cultivate social awareness in the practice of our profession. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and competencies as a student of law by taking part in social work projects with special groups such as elderly people, at-risk youth and immigrants, as well as cases having to do with environmental problems.

This course in the Academic English: Writing specialization, and it is a more advanced writing course. It will help you raise the level of your writing and make you more aware of the type of writing you can expect in college. You’ll learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it using correct MLA citations. Also, you’ll learn to write a synthesis essay, which will help develop your critical thinking skills. Finally, you’ll write a documented essay, which will help further enhance your skill of using outside sources in your writing.

  • Advanced Argument Essays

In the previous class, you learned about writing argument essays. Here you’re going to learn how to make your essays more academic by writing more body paragraphs and adding support from outside sources. You will write a new argument essay, and since you already know how to write an argument, this will be a good way to practice using sources.

  • Avoiding Plagiarism

The topic of this module is very important for you to know about before you start taking college classes. Plagiarism is a kind of academic dishonesty that gets students into big trouble or even gets them dismissed from school. In this module, you will learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

  • Synthesis Essay

In classes, you will often be asked to read several articles and write an essay about an idea you form from reading the articles. This kind of essay is called a synthesis essay. In this module, you will be given two lists of articles to choose from. You will need to read the articles on your list and then write a synthesis essay. You will use sources from the articles to support your own ideas.

  • Documented Essay

In this course, you will start using the Internet to find your own outside sources to support your ideas. You will also try to write a longer essay than you have before. This module will give your more practice using quotes and paraphrase in your essay, and you will learn to use a Works Cited page to list your sources.

  • This course offers a general introduction to the World International Trade Law (WTO Law), EU-law, Africa and the other parts of the world. Exploring the structure, principles and main WTO Agreements shaping international trade within the WTO will provide the students with a birds-eye view to international trade framework in general. The study of the relationship between WTO and EU will consist of the analysis of the status of the EU in the WTO, and the legal effect of WTO law in the EU.

In this subject, you will gain a deeper understanding of administrative law, with a focus on public administration. We will study the activities of public administrations and their main constituent entities, which are endowed with certain powers that give them a position of superiority with regard to citizens, so that they can effectively serve the general interest.

The Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE) course at Ramaas University is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how various factors influence human behavior. This course is fundamental in social work and related fields, providing a framework for understanding the complexities of human behavior through various theoretical lenses and practical applications.

Course Objectives: – By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze Theoretical Frameworks: Understand and apply major theories of human behavior, including systems theory, ecological perspective, life course perspective, and strengths perspective.
  2. Assess Developmental Stages: Evaluate human development from infancy to old age, considering the impact of biological, psychological, and social factors.
  3. Examine Social and Cultural Influences: Identify how ethnicity (sida cunsuriyada qabiilka), gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status affect behavior and social interactions.
  4. Evaluate Environmental Factors: Assess the influence of family, community, and organizational environments on individual and group behavior.
  5. Address Social Problems: Develop strategies for addressing issues such as mental health, substance abuse, and violence within a social work context.
  6. Implement Research and Practice: Utilize evidence-based practices for assessment and intervention, and advocate for policy changes to support social justice.

Course Structure:

  • Lectures and Readings: Weekly lectures will cover foundational theories and current research in HBSE. Readings will include textbooks, journal articles, and case studies.
  • Discussions and Group Work: Regular discussions and group projects will encourage collaborative learning and application of concepts to practical scenarios.
  • Assignments and Exams: Students will complete various assignments, including essays, case study analyses, and exams to demonstrate their understanding and analytical skills.
  • Field Practicum: Hands-on experience in social work settings, supervised by experienced practitioners, will be an integral part of the course.

Assessment Methods:

  • Essays and Reports: Analytical essays and research reports on various HBSE topics.
  • Case Study Analyses: In-depth analyses of real-world scenarios.
  • Exams: Mid-term and final exams to test theoretical knowledge and practical application.
  • Practicum Evaluations: Performance assessments during field placements.

The HBSE course at Ramaas University aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand and influence human behavior in diverse social environments. Through a combination of theoretical study and practical application, students will be prepared to address complex social issues and advocate for positive change in their communities.

For specific details, such as course schedules, reading lists, and assessment criteria, it is recommended to check Ramaas University’s official course catalog or contact the course instructor.

This subject will provide an overview of the synergies that can be achieved between the public and private sectors in order to meet social needs. You will study the impact of governments on the development of markets and learn to identify models for collaboration between the public and private sectors that can create value for companies and for society.

Choosing between a work placement and a study option course depends on several factors, including your career goals, learning style, industry standards, and personal preferences. You’ll have the option to study or do a work placement. Not only will this give you an amazing experience to talk about but will also give your CV a boost.

 This offers you the opportunity to enhance your study and CV with a work placement. It’s a chance to explore career possibilities, make valuable contacts and gain sought after professional skills.

– This is an important component of Ramaas University degrees, work placements help you to build academic expertise as well as to gain real-world experience. You’ll receive credit for your efforts, and you’ll learn the extra transferable skills needed to excel in your chosen career. You’ll also develop your ability to deal with pressure and hit crucial deadlines. All of which will make you stand out against the competition and impress employers when you graduate.

– Ultimately, the decision between a work placement and a study option course should be based on your individual career objectives, learning preferences, and the specific opportunities available in your field. If possible, seek advice, other professionals, academic advisors to make an informed decision.

Final Year

This course in the Academic English: Writing specialization, and it is a more advanced writing course. It will help you raise the level of your writing and make you more aware of the type of writing you can expect in college. You’ll learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it using correct MLA citations. Also, you’ll learn to write a synthesis essay, which will help develop your critical thinking skills. Finally, you’ll write a documented essay, which will help further enhance your skill of using outside sources in your writing.

  • Advanced Argument Essays

In the previous class, you learned about writing argument essays. Here you’re going to learn how to make your essays more academic by writing more body paragraphs and adding support from outside sources. You will write a new argument essay, and since you already know how to write an argument, this will be a good way to practice using sources.

  • Avoiding Plagiarism

The topic of this module is very important for you to know about before you start taking college classes. Plagiarism is a kind of academic dishonesty that gets students into big trouble or even gets them dismissed from school. In this module, you will learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

  • Synthesis Essay

In classes, you will often be asked to read several articles and write an essay about an idea you form from reading the articles. This kind of essay is called a synthesis essay. In this module, you will be given two lists of articles to choose from. You will need to read the articles on your list and then write a synthesis essay. You will use sources from the articles to support your own ideas.

  • Documented Essay

In this course, you will start using the Internet to find your own outside sources to support your ideas. You will also try to write a longer essay than you have before. This module will give your more practice using quotes and paraphrase in your essay, and you will learn to use a Works Cited page to list your sources.

Social Work Administration and Management, which focuses on equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively lead and manage social service organizations. Here is an outline of what you might learn from this course:

Course Overview:

The Social Work Administration and Management course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the administrative, managerial, and leadership aspects of social work practice. The course covers theoretical frameworks, practical skills, and contemporary issues related to the management of social service organizations.

Key Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding Administrative Functions: Gain insights into the various functions of administration within social service organizations, including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.
  2. Leadership and Supervision: Learn about effective leadership styles and supervision techniques that promote organizational success and support staff development.
  3. Program Development and Evaluation: Acquire skills in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and services that meet community needs.
  4. Financial Management: Understand budgeting, financial planning, and resource allocation in social service settings.
  5. Human Resource Management: Learn about recruiting, training, and retaining staff, as well as managing volunteer programs.
  6. Policy and Advocacy: Explore the role of social workers in policy development and advocacy to influence social change.
  7. Ethics and Legal Issues: Understand the ethical and legal considerations in social work administration, including confidentiality, accountability, and professional conduct.
  8. Use of Technology: Learn about the use of technology in managing social services, including data management systems and online service delivery.

The Social Work Administration and Management course at Ramaas University is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the social service sector. It combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, ensuring graduates are well-equipped to manage and lead social service organizations effectively.

  • The Mental Health and Substance Abuse course at Ramaas University likely covers a broad range of topics related to both mental health disorders and substance abuse issues. Here are some potential areas the course might focus on:

    1. Introduction to Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Overview of mental health disorders and various types of substance abuse.

    2. Epidemiology and Statistics: Understanding the prevalence, incidence, and trends of mental health disorders and substance abuse.

    3. Biological Basis of Mental Health and Addiction: Exploring the neuroscience behind mental health disorders and addiction, including genetics, neurotransmitters, and brain circuitry.

    4. Psychological Factors: Examining psychological theories and factors contributing to mental health issues and substance abuse, such as stress, trauma, and personality disorders.

    5. Diagnostic Criteria and Assessment: Learning about the diagnostic criteria for different mental health disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia) and substance use disorders (e.g., qaadka, alcohol use disorder, opioid use disorder).

    6. Treatment Approaches: Studying various treatment modalities including psychotherapy (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy), pharmacotherapy, and rehabilitation programs.

    7. Co-occurring Disorders: Addressing the complexities of dual diagnosis, where individuals experience both mental health disorders and substance use disorders simultaneously.

    8. Public Health Perspectives: Discussing public health strategies, policies, and interventions aimed at preventing mental health issues and substance abuse in communities.

    9. Ethical and Legal Issues: Exploring ethical dilemmas and legal considerations related to the treatment of individuals with mental health disorders and substance abuse problems.

    10. Recovery and Relapse Prevention: Strategies for supporting individuals in recovery from mental health disorders and substance abuse, including relapse prevention techniques.

    Such a course typically integrates theoretical knowledge with practical skills necessary for understanding, assessing, and intervening in mental health and substance abuse issues across various settings, such as clinical, community, and public health environments.

  • Community Organization and Development at Ramaas University focuses on empowering communities through education, engagement, and sustainable development initiatives. Our approach integrates academic knowledge with practical skills to address local challenges and foster positive social change. Key areas of focus include:

    1. Education and Capacity Building: Providing training and workshops to community members, equipping them with skills in leadership, project management, and sustainable practices.

    2. Community Engagement: Facilitating dialogue and collaboration between university experts, students, and community stakeholders to identify needs and co-create solutions.

    3. Sustainable Development: Implementing projects that promote environmental stewardship, economic resilience, and social equity within the community.

    4. Research and Advocacy: Conducting research to understand community dynamics and advocate for policies that support inclusive development and social justice.

    5. Partnerships and Networking: Collaborating with local organizations, government agencies, and businesses to leverage resources and maximize impact.

    Through these efforts, Ramaas University aims to build resilient communities that thrive economically, socially, and environmentally. Our commitment to community organization and development reflects our belief in the transformative power of education and collective action.

  • A course in Health Care Social Work typically prepares students to work in various healthcare settings, helping patients and their families navigate the complexities of the medical system, cope with illnesses, and access necessary resources.

Learning Objectives – By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Conduct comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments.
  • Develop and implement effective intervention plans.
  • Navigate the healthcare system and advocate for patients’ needs.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals.
  • Apply ethical principles and standards in practice.
  • Understand and influence health care policies.

This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively support patients and their families within the healthcare system, promoting overall well-being and advocating for better health care practices and policies.

  • The Advanced Human Behavior in the Social Environment course at Ramaas University appears to be designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of human behavior through various theoretical frameworks. This course covers a range of topics, including developmental stages across the life cycle, psychological, cognitive, and social development, and the impact of social contexts such as family, community, and culture on individual behavior.

    The course emphasizes the application of these theories to social work practice, using perspectives such as the person-in-environment and systems theory. Students are expected to engage with topics like social justice, poverty, human rights, and various forms of social inequality, including gender, sexual orientation, race, and ageism.

    Throughout the course, students will develop critical thinking skills and apply them to real-world social work practice. They will also explore personal and professional values and their impact on practice, ensuring they are prepared to handle the complexities of social work in diverse settings​.

This course offers a Communication Skills that designed to enhance students’ ability to convey ideas effectively in both written and verbal forms. Here’s a general overview of what this course might entail:

Course Description:

This course focuses on developing students’ communication competencies to succeed in academic, professional, and social settings. Emphasis is placed on both verbal and written communication, active listening, and the use of technology to enhance communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop clear and concise writing skills for various purposes.
  • Enhance verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentations.
  • Improve active listening abilities.
  • Understand and apply principles of non-verbal communication.
  • Utilize digital tools and platforms to facilitate effective communication.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to Communication
    • The communication process
    • Barriers to effective communication
  2. Verbal Communication
    • Public speaking techniques
    • Presentation skills
    • Interpersonal communication
  3. Written Communication
    • Writing emails, reports, and proposals
    • Academic writing standards
    • Business correspondence
  4. Non-Verbal Communication
    • Body language
    • Facial expressions
    • Gestures and posture
  5. Listening Skills
    • Active listening strategies
    • Listening for comprehension and critical analysis
  6. Digital Communication
    • Communicating via email and social media
    • Using collaboration tools (e.g., Slack, Microsoft Teams)
    • Online etiquette
  7. Intercultural Communication
    • Communicating across cultures
    • Understanding cultural differences
    • Developing cultural sensitivity

Assessment Methods:

  • Written assignments and essays
  • Presentations and speeches
  • Group projects
  • Participation in class discussions
  • Quizzes and exams

Recommended Reading and Resources:

  • “Communicate! A Workbook for Interpersonal Communication” by Rudolph Verderber
  • “The Art of Public Speaking” by Stephen E. Lucas
  • “Business Communication: Polishing Your Professional Presence” by Barbara Shwom and Lisa Gueldenzoph Snyder
  • Bachelor of Social Work Dissertation Project is a compulsory final project. It is a research-based project of 10,000 words. This provides you with the opportunity to choose a research topic that you are especially interested in and work on your own initiative. It allows you the freedom of independent study under the guidance of your supervisor, to undertake research on a specific topic, and to enhance your ability to master appropriate primary and secondary materials.
  • This is your chance to develop a range of valuable skills different from those you have already gained from your undergraduate degree such as researching, planning, writing well, thinking analytically, synthesizing complicated information, and organizing your time. It can also play an important role in showing a potential employer that you are able to work independently, plan a bigger project, collect information, and find the answer to any specific problem.

Entry Requirements:

Document Requirements:

  • You will be required to submit the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this bachelor’s degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current secondary school, then you can still apply and you can provide your High School Certificate at a later date.

Your Secondary’s or University Certificate and Transcript:

  • Upload your secondary school’s certificate or university’s certificate and a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your high school (s) (original) or university if you are planning to earn double bachelor degree.

Personal Statement:

  • A photo passport and a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular bachelor’s degree programme.

You can apply and upload documents here

Study information

start:15 September – Campus
10 October – Online studies
10 January – Online studies
15 February – Campus

 

Place of Study:

Mogadishu Campus or Online Studies

Application fee: $35

Semester fee: $250

Application Deadline:Continuous recording. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
Duration:4 years full-time (campus and online studies)
5 years part-time (online studies only)
Degree::Bachelor Degree (Professional Degree)
Credits:180

Programme Instructors

Abdijabaar Sh. Ahmed, PhD Candidate

Programme leader and Instructor

Foad Warsame Abdi

Co-programme Leader and Instructor

Dr. Maryama Hassan

Subject Instructor

Abdihakim Abdisalam

Subject Instructor

Ahmed Shirac

Subject Instructor

Ahmed Idle, PhD

Subject Instructor

Wafa W. Ahmed

Course Advisor and Graduation Policy.

Dr. Abdullahi Sh. Mubarak Rashid

Co-program Leader and Instructor

Rooda Mohamed

Subject Instructor

Samina Khan, PhD

Subject Instructor

Hawa Osman, PhD

Subject Instructor

Hassan Garaad

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