Social Work BA Syllabus Sargodha University



 (Outlines of Tests)


 Paper ‘A’:             Pakistani Society – Its needs and Problems:  75 Marks

Paper ‘B’:             Social Work – Theory and Practice:   75 Marks

Practical:              (Field Work Practical) Evaluation:  50 Marks

Grant Total:        200 Marks


                The objectives of the B.A course in Social Work are as under:-

  1. To educate the students about the basic concepts and to acquaint then with various fields of Social Work with reference to Pakistan.
  2. To prepare the students for higher education.
  3. To prepare the students to assume responsibilities in the field areas of Social Work when and where needed.


 (Syllabi and Courses of Reading)

Paper ‘A’:

Pakistani Society – Its Need and Problem: 75 Marks

Chapter No.1.

  • Definition and description of the terms “Society”.
  • Characteristics of Pakistani Society.
  • Comparison of Rural and Urban Communities.
  • Factors which promote and hinder social work development.

 Chapter No.2.        Culture

  • Definition and description of the terms “Culture” and its importance.
  • Influence of various cultures on Pakistani Culture.
  • Characteristics of Pakistani Culture.
  • Social norms-definition and types (i.e; folkways, mores and laws).
  • Socialization – definition and description and factors of socialization (i.e; Family, Neighborhood, Educational Institutions, Mass Media and Commutation).

Chapter No.3.        Social Institutions

  • Definition and description of Social “Institutions”.
  • Types of Social Institutions.
  • Functions of the following:-

–    Family Institution                                             –    Religious Institution

–    Political Institution                                           –    Economic Institution

–    Educational Institution                    

  • Importance of Social Institution.

Chapter No.4.        Social Change

  •  Definition and description of “ Social Change”.
  • Factors which promote and hinder the process of social change.
  • Effects of Social Change.

Chapter No.5.        Socio-Economic needs of Pakistan 

  • Agricultural development – its importance and hurdles involved – remedies.
  • Industrial development – its importance, hurdles involved – remedies.
  • Problems assign out of industrialization and urbanization – remedies.

Chapter No.6.        Educational needs and problems

  • Purposes and importance.
  • Existing educational needs and problems – their remedies.
  • Future requirements.
  • Importance of guidance and counselling in educational institutions.
  • Adult education – hurdles involved – its need and importance.
  • Education and National Development.

Chapter No.7.        Health Needs and problems

  • Causes of low health standards and their remedies.
  • Health education and its importance.
  • Health and national development.


Chapter No.8.        Needs of Special Groups

I) Introduction to the needs and problems and solutions of

  • Physically handicapped (Blind, Deaf and Dumb, Crippled)
  • Mentally Handicapped.
  • Socially handicapped (Orphans, widows and destitute women and criminals).

II) Importance of the welfare of the handicapped.

Chapter No.9.        Social Problems of Pakistan

  • Definition and explanation of social problems.
  • General causes of Social Problems.
  • Major social problems of Pakistan: (An orientation)

–    Drug Addition                                 –    Illiteracy

–    Over Population                             –    Beggary

–    Juvenile Delinquency                    –    Population

–    Crime                                 –    Child Labour


Chapter No.1.        Nature and Philosophy of Modern Social Work

  • Definition of Social Work.
  • Objectives of Modern Social Work.
  • Basic Principles of Social Work.
  • Professional and Voluntary Social Work.

 Chapter No.2.        Islam and Social Work

  • Islamic concept of Social Work and modern Social Work.
  • Worth and dignity of individual.
  • Rights and responsibilities of individuals in Islamic Society.
  • Social relationships in Islam i.e. Family, Neighborhood, Mosques.

Chapter No.3.        Methods of Social Work


Social Case Work:-

  • Definition and description of Social Case Work.
  • Objectives, elements / components of Social Case Work (person, Problems, Place, Processional person and process).
  • Principles of Social Case Work.
  • Phases/steps in Social Case Work.
  • Fields of application.
  • Role of professional worker in case work.

Social Group Work:-

  • Definition and description of Social Group.
  • Types of Social Groups (Primary and Secondary Formal and Informal Groups).
  • Definition of Social Group Work and its philosophy.
  • Objectives of social group work.
  • Components of social group work (group, agency and group worker)
  • Principles of social group work.
  • Fields of application.
  • Role of professional worker in group work.

Community Development:-

  • Definition and description of community.
  • Definition of community development.
  • Objectives
  • Phases/steps in community development (study of the community, planning and implementation).
  • Principles of community development.
  • Role of professional worker in community development.

Secondary Methods.

 Social Research:-

  • Definition and description of social research.
  • Phases/steps in social research.
  • Tools of data collection (questionnaire, interviewing schedule, interview guide and observation).
  • Importance of Social research in social work.

Social Welfare Administration:-

  • Definition and description of social welfare administration.
  • Importance of social welfare administration in social work.

Chapter No.4.        Fields / Areas of Social Work

  1. School Social Work.
  2. Medical Social Work.
  3. Community Development.
  4. Child Welfare.
  5. Youth Welfare.
  6. Women Welfare.
  7. Welfare of the Physically handicapped such as blind, deaf and dumb and crippled.
  8. Welfare of the mentally handicapped.
  9. Welfare of the socially handicapped such as widows/destitute women.
  10. Welfare of the Juvenile Delinquents and Adult Criminals.

 Chapter No.5.        Social Welfare Agencies.

  • Definition and description of social welfare agency.
  • Types of social welfare agencies (government, semi-governments, voluntary / NGOs).
  • Role of the voluntary social welfare agencies in socio-economic development.

Practicals:              (Field Work Practice)              50 MARKS

Part ‘A’:-

  • Students will make observational visit to six different social welfare agencies. They will be provided guidelines for observations before each visit.
  • They will write reports about these visits.

 Part ‘B’:-

Students will be assigned to work for two (one each year) of the following activities:-

  1. Organizing recreational group
  2. Helping patients in hospitals.
  3. Helping a local welfare agency in its programmes.
  4. Experience in structured interview.
  5. Experience in interview and recording.


The recommended break up of marks for the examination is as under:-

–     Reports on field work:  10 Marks.

–     Viva-Voce                       40 Marks

–     The candidates failing to produce their note books containing practicals will not be eligible for viva voce.

The criteria of evaluation in the viva voce would be:-

  • Understanding about the objectives, structure and functions (services and programs) of the agencies visited and role of professional social workers their-in.
  • Ability to relate theory with practice.
  • Ability to communicate and express.


Appendix ‘A’

(Outlines of Tests)

Total Marks: 100


Appendix ‘B’

(Syllabi and Courses of Reading)


  1.  Definition of Social Work.
  2. Concept of voluntary and professional Social Work.

Basic Concepts / Principles:-

  1.  Worth and dignity of the individual.
  2. Self help
  3. Self determination.
  4. Confidently
  5. Participation  

Introduction to Basic Methods of Social Work:-

  1.  Case Work.
  2. Group Work.
  3. Community Development.

Fields of Social Work:-

  1.  Child Welfare.
  2. Youth Welfare.
  3. Women Welfare.

Important Social Problems:-

  1. Beggary
  2. Over Population.
  3. Drug Addiction etc.