Social project design

Course Code: AS 303 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Social work • Field of study: Social work
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Călina Ana Buțiu
Seminar tutor: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

Develop social project design skills
Apply in practice the theory of social intervention
Learn the basic concepts of logical framework planning method
Develop the central-to-market elements proposal financing skills

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. The social problem - object of the intervention project 2. Planning for social intervention 3. The problem tackled by the intervention project 4. Project goal and objectives 5. Project activities 6. Project evaluation 7. Project budgeting 8. Financing proposal definition 9. Financing proposal life cycle 10. The financiers and the financing policies 11. Market elements of financing proposal 12. Project design using the logical framework method

Teaching methods:

Lecture; conversation; exemplification

Learning outcomes:

• Make use of social diagnosis in the specific context of the socio-cultural norms of the community • Identify and correctly apply those response mechanisms which are adequate to the problems faced by the individuals, the groups and the communities • Develop intervention projects for accessing community resources

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam = 50%, knowledge, scientific rigour and language, content organisation, originality.Practical project = 50%, on-site evaluation, financing proposal presentation, practice report.

Recommended reading:

Tavistok Institute, The evaluation of socio economic development. The Guide, Tavistok Institut, Boston, 2003, 12-65.
Wilde, J, Sockey S, Evaluation Handbook, EAC West, New Mexico, 1995, 24-73.
European Comission, Aid Delivery Methods, Vol 1. Project Cycle Management Guidelines, Office for Official Publication of European Communities, Luxenbourg, 2004, 16-45.