Academic Calendar

Social Work (SWRK)

SWRK 1310  Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis  3 cr  

Examination of social welfare policy as the end product of ideologies. Introduction of elements of ideology and the comparison of competing ideological systems. The relationship of economic, political and ethical views of society and their manifestations in societal responses to human need and social services.

Equiv To: SWRK 1311

Mutually Exclusive: SWRK 2113

Attributes: Recommended Intro Courses

SWRK 2050  Community and Organizational Theory  3 cr  

Deals with concepts such as conflict and power which relate social work practice to the nature of secondary human relationships. These are applied to the dynamics within and between communities and organizations.

Mutually Exclusive: SWRK 2053

SWRK 2070  Small Group Dynamics  3 cr  

Group norms, values, and goal as they relate to decision-making and communication patterns in groups. Membership roles and leadership styles are related to group development and group functioning.

Mutually Exclusive: SWRK 2073

SWRK 2080  Interpersonal Communication Skills  3 cr  

A basic core of interpersonal skills for communicating effectively and for establishing and maintaining relationships in one-to-one and group situations. Emphasis is on experiential learning using a variety of techniques.

Equiv To: SWRK 2081

Attributes: Recommended Intro Courses

SWRK 2090  Human Behaviour and Social Work Practice  6 cr  

Students are introduced to a broad range of theories and will develop an understanding of how people and environments reciprocally affect each other. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding how gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, age, ability, and sexual orientation contribute to and influence human behaviour throughout the lifespan.

Mutually Exclusive: SWRK 2093

SWRK 2110  Emergence of the Canadian Social Welfare State  3 cr  

An examination of the emergence of the Canadian welfare state from its various colonial inheritances to the Canada Assistance Plan. Social, political, economic, religious, geographical, demographic and cataclysmic factors influencing the development of the welfare state are examined and analyzed. Students may not hold credit for both SWRK 2110.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: SWRK 1310.

Equiv To: SWRK 2111

Mutually Exclusive: SWRK 1313

SWRK 2130  Comparative Social Welfare Systems  3 cr  

The welfare systems of three modern societies are examined and compared. Economic, political, social, religious, geographical, demographic and cataclysmic factors influencing the development of the various models of social provision are analyzed for their significance to the Canadian welfare system. Students may not hold credit for both SWRK 2130.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: SWRK 1310.

SWRK 2650  The Social Aspects of Aging  3 cr  

An examination of the social aspects of aging. Emphasis on understanding the aging process as a life transition involving adaptation through interaction with social and physical environments. May not be held with FMLY 2650 or the former HMEC 2650 or REC 2650 or SWRK 2651. (A required Option in Aging course.)

Equiv To: FMLY 2650, HMEC 2650, IDES 2650, REC 2650, SWRK 2651

SWRK 3100  Systematic Inquiry in Social Work  3 cr  

Relates systematic methods of scientific inquiry to social work practice; theory building for practice; information collection; descriptive data for decision-making, understanding technical research material, introduction to issues of research design.

Mutually Exclusive: SWRK 3103

SWRK 3130  Contemporary Canadian Social Welfare  3 cr  

An examination of social welfare in Canadian society, leading to an evaluation of present approaches in the light of changing economic and social conditions and changing needs.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: SWRK 1310. Students may not hold credit for both SWRK 3130.

Equiv To: SWRK 3131

SWRK 3140  Introduction to Social Work Practice  3 cr  

Introduces students to ecological and other generalist based practice frameworks and the role of professional social workers. Course emphasizes values and knowledge in context of a rational approach to problem solving which includes problem definition, assessment, contracting, intervention and evaluation. Pre- or corequisite SWRK 1310, SWRK 2080 and SWRK 2090.

Equiv To: SWRK 3141

SWRK 3150  Field Instruction 1  12 cr  

A first educationally directed field experience in which the student will have the opportunity to assume responsibility for social work engagement, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation, integrating theory from class. While Access Programs may require additional field hours, 420 hours is the minimum required for all BSW students. This time commitment includes involvement with the agency in planning for, and engaging in, practice activity, and evaluation of performance. It also includes educational contact time with the field instructor in individual and/or group sessions. Subject to satisfactory completion and reports, students will be graded on a pass/fail basis.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: SWRK 1310, SWRK 2080, SWRK 2090, and SWRK 3140, and consent by course instructor (Field Coordinator). Corequisite: 6 credit hours of SWRK 4200.

Equiv To: SWRK 3151

SWRK 3152  Field Instruction 1  12 cr  

PLAR(SWRK 3152) is a self-study course in which the student (upon acceptance) will have the opportunity to demonstrate basic knowledge as required of all students in first field placement. Students will be required to demonstrate learning in social work engagement, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation, as well as integration of values and ethics and theoretical frameworks as attained in pre-requisite foundation courses. Applicants who have been accepted and register in SWRK 3152 in lieu of first field placement, SWRK 3150, will be required to complete workbook assignments on or before designated due dates and to contact PLAR Assessor when additional classification or support is required. Subject to satisfactory completion of assignments and reports, students will be evaluated and graded on a pass/fail basis. Students may not hold credit for both SWRK 3152 and SWRK 3150.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: SWRK 1310, SWRK 2080, SWRK 2090, SWRK 3140. Co-requisites: SWRK 4200.

Equiv To: SWRK 3150

SWRK 4050  Selected Topics in Social Work  3 cr  

Directed readings or concentrated study in some aspect of social service which is of interest to the student. Students must contract with an instructor prior to registration.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of instructor.

SWRK 4070  Social Problem and Social Work Practice Seminar  3 cr  

In-depth study of the problem area, exploration of the ways other disciplines relate to the problem, and strengthening of interventive abilities of the student.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: SWRK 3040 / SWRK 3120, SWRK 4200 / SWRK 3150 or written consent of instructor.

Equiv To: SWRK 4071

SWRK 4071  Problèmes sociaux et pratique du travail social  3 cr  

Étude en profondeur des situations à problèmes. Exploration des voies par lesquelles d'autres disciplines envisagent ou abordent le problème et renforcent des habiletés d'intervention chez l'étudiant ou l'étudiante. On ne peut se faire créditer SWRK 4071 et SWRK 4070.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Préalables: SWRK 3141 ou SWRK 3140, ou l'autorisation écrite de la professeure ou du professeur.

Equiv To: SWRK 4070

SWRK 4080  Current Issues in Social Welfare  3 cr  

Study of a particular area of social welfare to improve policies and practices. Students may select one seminar from several which are offered. These may vary from year to year.

SWRK 4120  Field Instruction 2  12 cr  

A second educationally directed practice experience building on SWRK 3150 in which the student will have the opportunity to carry a sustained professional role in situations which require the integration of values, knowledge, and skill at the level of a beginning professional practitioner. While Access Programs may require additional field hours, 420 hours is the minimum required for all BSW students. This time commitment includes involvement with the agency in planning for, and engaging in, practice activity, and evaluation of performance. It also includes educational contact time with the field instructor in individual and/or group sessions. Subject to satisfactory completion and reports, students will be graded on a pass/fail basis.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: 6 credit hours of SWRK 4200, and SWRK 3150, and consent by course instructor (Field Coordinator). Corequisite: 6 credit hours or SWRK 4300.

Equiv To: SWRK 4121

SWRK 4130  Advanced Interpersonal Communication Skills  3 cr  

An experiential course for self-understanding and self-awareness to produce a disciplined and conscious use of self in professional communication and relationships.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: SWRK 2080 and written consent of instructor.

SWRK 4200  Field Focus of Social Work Practice  6 cr  

A seminar for the critical examination of social work theory, values, policy and skills in the context of a field or focus of practice. The course integrates policy with practice at micro, meso and macro levels. Course seminar topics may vary from year to year and are organized to cover various fields or focus of practice. Students cannot hold credit for both SWRK 4150 and SWRK 4200.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: SWRK 1310, SWRK 2080, SWRK 2090, and SWRK 3140. Co-requisite: SWRK 3150.

Equiv To: SWRK 4150

SWRK 4210  Feminist Perspectives on Social Work Practice and Social Welfare Policy  6 cr  

An analysis of social work practice and welfare policy from a feminist perspective. Course emphasizes the integration of social work intervention with policy in the social welfare context and overlays concepts such as empowerment, ecological practice, oppression, and practice in context of cultural diversity. Students may not hold credit for both SWRK 4210 and SWRK 4170 or SWRK 4210 and SWRK 4190.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: SWRK 1310, SWRK 2080, SWRK 2090, and SWRK 3140.

Mutually Exclusive: SWRK 4213

SWRK 4213  Les perspectives féministes de la pratique du travail social  3 cr  

Analyse de la pratique du travail social et de la politique de bien-être social selon la perspective féministe. Accent mis sur l'imbrication synergique de l'intervention sociale avec les politiques dans le contexte du bien-être social et avec des concepts superposés tels que: potentialisation, pratique écologique, oppression et pratique en contexte de diversité culturelle. Il doit être admis que les femmes ne sont pas un groupe homogène et qu'en tenant compte des caractéristiques comme la classe, l'âge, l'orientation sexuelle, on contribue a une diversité d'expériences, de besions et d'intérêts pour les femmes. On ne peut se faire créditer SWRK 4213 et SWRK 4210 ou l'ancien SWRK 4211.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Préalables: [SWRK 2113 ou SWRK 1310 ou l'ancien SWRK 1311], SWRK 2043, [SWRK 2081 ou SWRK 2080], [SWRK 2093 ou SWRK 2090 ou l'ancien SWRK 2091] et [SWRK 3141 ou SWRK 3140].

Mutually Exclusive: SWRK 4210, SWRK 4211

SWRK 4220  Aboriginal People and Social Work Practice  6 cr  

An analysis of social work practice and welfare policy from an aboriginal perspective. The course emphasizes the linkage between practice and policy and overlays concepts such as colonization, decolonization, and approaches to practices which include cross culture, structure, and anti-oppression in the context of Aboriginal world views, experience and helping practices. Students may not hold credit for both SWRK 4220 and SWRK 4160 or SWRK 4220 and SWRK 4180.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: SWRK 1310, SWRK 2080, SWRK 2090, and SWRK 3140.

Equiv To: SWRK 4221

SWRK 4250  Family Group Conferences  3 cr  

This course provides an overview of the research, theory and application of Family Group Conferencing within the context of child and family services and the implications for intervention. Emphasis is on experiential learning of Family Group Conferencing process and techniques.

SWRK 4260  Addiction and CFS Practice  3 cr  

The focus of this course is to increase the student's knowledge about addictions as well as to develop student's skills for intervention with families affected by addiction within the context of child and family services. Emphasis is on experiential learning of knowledge, process and techniques.

SWRK 4270  Crisis Intervention  3 cr  

This course provides an overview of the research, theory and application of crisis intervention, methods and techniques within the context of child and family services. Emphasis will be on expanding existing knowledge through experiential learning of crisis intervention processes and techniques.

SWRK 4300  Field Focus of Social Work Practice 2  1-6 cr  

A seminar for the critical examination of social work theory, values, policy and skills in the context of a field or focus of practice. The course integrates policy with practice at micro, meso and macro levels. Course seminar topics may vary from year to year and are organized to cover various fields or focus of practice. For students admitted after 1993-1994.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: SWRK 4200, SWRK 3150. Corerquisite: SWRK 4120.

Mutually Exclusive: SWRK 4303

SWRK 4303  Champs d'intervention et de pratique du travail social  3 cr  

Séminaire d'enseignement des habiletés requises dans la pratique du travail social soit en contexte de stage ou d'intervention pratique. lnsistance sur la pratique en termes de planification des changements (le système client), les politiques et les réseaux d'interrelations (le système service). Les séminaires peuvent varier d'une année à l'autre et sont organisés pour couvrir une variété de domaines ou de cadres d'intervention pratiques. On ne peut se faire créditer SWRK 4303 et SWRK 4300 our l'ancien SWRK 4301.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Préalables: [SWRK 2113 ou SWRK 1310 ou l'ancien 1311], SWRK 2043, [SWRK 2081 ou SWRK 2080], [SWRK 2053 ou SWRK 2050 ou l'ancien SWRK 2051], [SWRK 2073 ou SWRK 2070 ou l'ancien SWRK 2071], [SWRK 2093 ou SWRK 2090 ou l'ancien 2091], [SWRK 3141 ou SWRK 3140] et [SWRK 3151 ou SWRK 3150]. Concomitant: SWRK 4121 ou SWRK 4120.

Mutually Exclusive: SWRK 4300, SWRK 4301