Information for all adult programs

Curriculum of academic courses

Academic courses in undergraduate studies in social work are divided among four knowledge-clusters:

  1. Personal and social processes: Courses dealing with description and/or analysis of social and behavioral units—individuals, small groups, community, society, organization—of various kinds.
  2. Welfare and social policy studies: Courses whose contents refer to the values, ideologies and approaches from which society’s desired situations regarding various social and behavioral units are derived, including the services whose aim is to provide solutions for the needs that are a result of gaps between the actual situation and the desired one. 
  3. Methods and means of interventions: Courses on theoretical approaches and practical skills whose aim is to enable the social worker to reach ability to evaluate and intervene in situations of distress on the part of individuals and families.
  4. Research studies: Courses on methods and approaches of deriving conclusions according to the criteria of the scientific method, including planning research, gathering data and data analysis. Research studies form the basis for conducting research within the framework of various welfare services, with the aim of evaluating the interventions and the efficiency and effectiveness of welfare services.

The academic curriculum comprises compulsory and elective courses.


Most lessons are common to both tracks, and a minority are unique to each one. In the lists of courses below, the courses unique to the Community Social Work track are marked by “CSW”.


Lists of courses according to years and knowledge-clusters:

Here is an Excel file containing all programs for the last four years. This provides a general overview of the requirements for undergraduate studies, according to the year one started studies, and one’s program.

Please note! This is a general tool only. For questions regarding how to build a specific study course, consult the School’s academic advisor, Dr. Anat Epstein, and the secretariat for undergraduate matters.

Within the file, choose the first year of studies and the program.

Click here to download the file with curricula (updated to 25 May 2017).



Social involvement for first-year students

In his/her first year of study, the student will participate in the “social involvement” program, meant to provide a first experiential meeting with fieldwork in the profession of social work. The aim of the program is to bring the students into contact with people in states of distress, to encourage intimate acquaintance with people in these situations, to gradually impart a professional point of view and to increase social involvement and awareness through personal experience. The student’s work is accompanied by professional guidance by social workers in the field.

Activity in “social involvement” is an integral part of the Introduction to Social Work course.

A passing grade in “social involvement” is a requirement for progressing to second year; without a passing grade, the student will be required to repeat the introductory course and the involvement.

In addition, each student is required to fill in a feedback form at the send of the second semester (the end of the year) and to e-mail it to:

Dr. Anat Epstein ( 

Miri Ben Harosh (


Extent and duration of activity:

Within the framework of this activities, that comprises three weekly hours, the student is required to spend two hours a week in personal mentoring contact with a fixed person (or group), and one hour a week participating in group counselling (or two hours every two weeks). The times of counselling change from place to place, and the student must adapt to this. Activity in “social involvement” and presence at the counselling takes place throughout the academic year, including during the semester break. If a student is unable to come to an activity or to counselling, s/he must inform the counsellor at the place of involvement in advance. In addition, the student must make time for orientation meetings in the first month of the academic year, according to the requirements of the place of activity and to fill in feedback about the place at the end of the year.


Evaluation of achievements and grading in social involvement:

The student’s progress in “social involvement” is formally evaluated by the counsellor twice a year and is filed in the student’s personal file.


The Cornerstone Program