Unit – I SOCIAL WORK Concept – definition of social work – principles and process of social work. Role of social workers – the concept of social services and welfare in relation to social work – social work as a profession – social work values – code and ethics. Unit – II HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT Historical background of social work U.S.A & India – contribution of religious and reform movements for social change and social welfare. Social work – social work education in India – professionalization of social work education. Unit – III METHODS OF SOCIAL WORK A brief understanding of methods of social work – social case work – social group work – community organization – social work research – social action – social welfare administration. Unit – IV FIELDS OF SOCIAL WORK Social work practice in industry – hospitals – correctional settings – social settings – social work through non - governmental organizations. Unit – V RECENT TRENDS Field work and its importance to social work education – transactional analysis for social work practice – the concept of integrated social work approach – the problems and prospects of the profession – the future of social work.